Reno – Lake Tahoe freelance photographer

I love photojournalism. I love the power of the image to inform, inspire and change society. I spent the first 20 years of my career as a working photojournalists, first in Latin America as a staff photographer for the Associated Press - best first job ever! Then as a staff photographer and photo editor for the Reno Gazette Journal. In between I shot a few major assignments for USA Today, including heading up the Alpine Photography for two winter olympics.

As early as 2004, it became clear to me that newspapers, and journalism as I knew it, were in danger from the internet. I watched the staff at my paper get cut, and cut again. Finally by 2007 I had enough and set out to change direction yet again.

My current photographic passion is the environment and those who play in it. I love photographing in the mountains, on rivers, in the air, in the desert, on skis, any sort of outdoor action and adventure photography.

High resolution fine art landscapes are also a major focus. Having grown up with Ansel Adams instead of Instagram, I love creating beautiful detailed landscapes that can be printed at large sizes and improve the look of any home, office, meeting room or waiting room. Several local companies have my art hanging in their hallways and boardrooms. What can I create for you?

Life is an awfully big adventure …

About me

One of my favorite pastimes, kayaking

One of my favorite pastimes, kayaking

Scott Sady is a freelance photographer based in the Reno – Lake Tahoe area. He has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. Scott is a graduate of the San Jose State Photojournalism program where he was selected as the California College Photographer of the Year in 1992. After graduation, Scott joined the Associated Press, where he was stationed in Mexico and Central America for several years. Upon returning to the US, Scott worked as the Assistant Director of Photography at the Reno Gazette-Journal newspaper.

Scott headed up the Alpine event photography for USA Today for both the 2002 and 2006 winter Olympics. Scott has won numerous NPPA and Nevada Press Association awards during jounalism career. Scott made the leap to a freelance career in 2006 and has not looked back since. Scott specializes in large format, fine art landscape photography, outdoor, adventure and travel photography and has a large, searchable stock image collection on his website. Scott is available for assignment.

Scott is married to his lovely wife of 15 years Monique, and helps her in her Lake Tahoe wedding photography business during the summers. Scott is an avid outdoorsman and is an expert skier and kayaker. Scott is fluent in Spanish and German.


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