Imaging USA Preview: Scott Westover

Scott Westover
Title: The Business of Sports Photography
What can you learn from a sports photographer with a business degree and experience as a CPA?  A lot!  Scott will help you with the details of running your business – cash flow, client retention, workflow, organization and setup

Miller’s/MpixPro booth: Sunday 1:15pm; Luxe Lounge: Monday 11:15am

1) Tell us about you:
I’m a husband and father of two amazing young children.  I’m an avid rock climber, ice climber, mountaineer, skier, road biker, and general adventure junky.  I received my bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno with an emphasis on Accounting.  I worked as a CPA for several years before switching gears and becoming a photographer.  Although I enjoy photography with a passion, I rarely get the chance to photograph personal projects, as the business and family take much of my time, therefore when I do get away from everyday life, I would rather be a part of the action then shooting the action.

2) What’s your favorite Miller’s or MpixPro product (and why)?
Although my clientele doesn’t purchase this type of product, my favorite item is your Metal Prints.  I’ve got a couple in our office as artwork because I love the modern style, and cutting edge look these have.  Everyone is always amazed and blown away that they are actually printed onto metal.

3) What piece of equipment could you not live without?
Pocket Wizards.  As we are always around kids and generally in a hectic environment on shoot days, if we had to be restricted to cords our life would be horrible.  The pocket wizards free us from being stuck in one location as well as allowing us to have less worry about the kids tripping over cords.

4) Is there a certain piece of advice or mantra you play over and over in your head?
Paradise is where you are.  Basically it is a total cliché quote, but I truly believe you have to enjoy every day no matter what your situation.  There are times when I get bogged down in the daily grind and totally hate my job, but I always try to remember and think about the joys my job does bring, the lifestyle it affords me, and my general well being.

5) What’s something we’d never know about you unless you told us?
In my late 20’s I learned how to play the piano and specifically learned to play Brian Adam’s song “Everything I Do”.  Then played the song for my wife on our wedding, although she never knew I was learning how to play it.

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