Scott Ptak

Hello and welcome to my on-line art gallery. Here you can browse through my various galleries, make purchases, and if I have shot an event for you, review your portfolio and select your pictures.

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I am an award-winning photographer and a native of Cleveland, Ohio who now lives, works and plays in the beautiful area of Burlington, Vermont. I have been taking photographs since I was a young man and my love for the art of photography has only deepened over the years.

My work has been published in numerous national and regional magazines, in newspapers, on news and sports websites, on CD covers and jackets, and on websites for various corporations.

"Good photographs are visceral and need no explanation – they should move or compel us in some fashion and, perhaps, even draw us to action. It is my desire to capture both the essence of the moment and the personality of the subject in each of my shots.” - Scott Ptak, Digital Photography Magazine, 2009

With a developing “eye” and a more discerning nature born over the years of shooting, my photographs reflect a maturing understanding of the delicate relationship between subject and photographer. Each photograph is unique and represents a symbiotic “give-and-take”. The subject gives of itself and the photographer is compelled to capture, for all eternity, the exchange. That instant, that millisecond, is captured and with it all the sights, sounds, smells, and memories that draw us to that place again and again.

I have exhibited in various jury shows throughout the Southeast and have been named as one of the Southeast's "Top 10 Emerging Artists".

I provide Exceptional Custom Photography and am available for local or worldwide shoots in the following areas:

* Event Photography
* Sports Photography
* CD Covers / Book Jacket Photos
* Web Development Photos
* Creative Family Portraits
* Model Portfolio Development
* Graduation Sessions
* Head Shots
* Commercial
* Product Shots
* Business Portraits
* Weddings
* Commissioned Work
* Fashion
* Instructional Classes

I would invite you to look through my eyes and join me as we journey together into the moments of time, people and places through the photographs on these pages... As always, comments and critiques are welcome.

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Bon Appetit!