Scott Van Osdol shoots what he loves—documentary style, commercially. He keeps it simple, clear, and compelling. 

His work has won more prizes than a case o’ Cracker Jacks: CA, Graphis, PRINT, HOW, PR Week Campaign of the Year, International Photography Awards, and dozens of local and regional ADDYs. He shoots real people wherever possible. This storytelling impulse goes way back. His first solo exhibit, “Working”, opened at the Texas AFL-CIO Union Hall in 1980. Scott comes by this authenticity thing honestly.

He honed his craft old school, with big studio special effects on large-format film. He likes digital better. They’re only zeros and ones. Shoot all you want—God will make more.  

Scott works hard at playing. He shoots pro-bono for projects like Art from the Streets and Con Mi Madre. He serves on the board of Austin Advertising Federation: 17 years, twice as president, winning Club of the Year four years running from the 50,000 member American Ad Fed. For the last decade he led the Hill Country Ride for AIDS marketing team, working with Austin’s best creatives to raise more than $8 million with campaigns that appeared multiple times in CA, PRINT, and HOW. He rides his bike silly long distances in the Texas heat.

All this earnestness and collaboration in the service of good art and brand development means Scott is real easy to work with. He’s WYSIWYG with a big smile. Just look at his logo.

Give him a call or drop a line—512.461.8990 or

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Partial client list:

Bader Rutter / BBN, BBDO SF, Coca-Cola, Costa Del Mar, Dell, Digitas, Doubletree Hotels, Exxon Mobile, Freescale, Havas S&E, Jack Morton Worldwide, Justin Boots/Nocona, Martin Agency, McGarrah Jessee, MSL Worldwide, National Instruments, Purina Mills, Razorfish, Riddell Sports, Saatchi & Saatchi, Samsung, Sanders\Wingo, Scott & White Healthcare, Seton Healthcare, Silicon Labs, Stainmaster, Superior Healthcare, VMware, Walls Work Clothing, Wells Fargo, Y&R, YETI, Zimmer Spine

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Client Testimonials

Mark M. Stacey  Business Strategy & Operations Expert | Change Management Specialist | Sales Leader | Full Stack Marketer | Connector

Scott Van Osdol is surely the hardest working man in commercial photography. I first hired Scott back in the 1980s and have always been impressed with his creativity, business sense and his easy way with clients of all kinds. His dedication to professional development and advancement of his industry just add that much more dimension to his talent.


Chris Greta  Creative Director/Brand Architect and writer: The 24 Hour Brand,,

Scott is the only shooter I'll hire in this town. Every time I get a project where I can bring him in, it ends up better than I'd originally envisioned it. 
You can't ever go wrong with Scott. Period.


Kevin Cassis  President-The Whitley Group

We have used and continue to use Scott for our photography needs as he is most responsive and efficient, but more importantly makes us all look great. He is not only pleasant to work with but provides quality superior to even our high expectations. He arrives prepared and is considerate of our time and always delivers more than we expected with clean and color correct images in multiple formats that we didn't even realize we would need, but later did. It's nice to work with someone that knows their job so well you never have to worry. I would recommend Scott to anyone that has quality photography needs.

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