Under the Balboa Pier (2016)

Scott Amling is a professional landscape photographer who travels throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His photographs capture the unique and obscured subjects and experiences from normal encounters that often go unnoticed.  He is inspired by discovering new locations and experiencing the landscape of structures and other natural phenomena (such as seaweed beds ready for harvest at low tide in Japan). Having studied Architecture in college contributes to his ability to bring innovative perspectives and vantage points to his work.

Gradually moving from film and a large format camera to digital, Scott began to study and learn new techniques with premier landscape photographers, including Michael Levin. Over the last several years, he has created his own identifiable style of minimalist images with alluring and calming visuals.

He has won numerous awards including First Place for the "Seawall at Sunrise" at the 53rd Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition, Civic Center, 2017 (professionally juried). Also, three of Scott’s images were selected as part of the “Enduring Images” collection at Branner Spangerberg Gallery in Redwood City, CA (juried by Michael Pauker, former curator of SF MOMA). In 2017, he won four Honorable Mentions from the International Photography Awards for his photographs of landscapes and nature. His art can be found in private collections in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, New York and Japan. Looking forward into 2018, his work was recently displayed in Los Angeles at TAG Gallery will be at Dab Art Gallery. His current work from Japan will be featured in a solo exhibition at The John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA in late 2018.

He continues to travel the world looking for more mysterious and captivating locations to document. Already in 2018, he has traveled to England to capture some of the wet and rainy coastline and, more recently, back from Molokai and Kauai in April. Next big trip for the year is to Amsterdam, Dunkirk and Paris in June.


Honorable Mention, Single-Shot: Harmony, Professional, International Photography Awards, 2018 - "Seawall at Sunrise"

First Place, Photography, Newport Beach Art Exhibition, 53rd Annual, 2017 - "Seawall at Sunrise"

Honorable Mention, Landscapes, International Photography Awards, 2017 - "Bad Day in 1906"

Honorable Mention, Landscapes, International Photography Awards, 2017 - "Seaweed Beds"

Honorable Mention, Nature-Trees, International Photography Awards, 2017 - "Mature Trees"

Honorable Mention, Landscapes, International Photography Awards, 2017 - "Seawall at Sunrise"

First Place, Pacific Life Photo Contest - "The Post"


American Photographic Artists (APA-LA); Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA); Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP); Los Angeles, California

California Center for Photographic Art (CCPA); Carmel, California