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My name is Scott Shute and I appreciate your interest in my work.  Thank you for visiting.

I'm a San Jose, CA based explorer. Our blue planet is a world filled with light and wonder. Whether it's an exotic waterfall in a faraway country, or a bee having breakfast in a neighborhood flower, my goal as a photographer is to convey the beauty and light I see in the natural world in a way that moves you.  I recently came across this quote and it's become my new mantra in all things, but especially with photography - "It's not our job to rail against the darkness.  It's our job to be farmers of the light."  I grew up on a farm in Kansas, surrounded by nature.  Now I get to be a farmer of the light. That seems right :-)

Each piece is available as a fine art print.  My favorite medium is printing on aluminum, which enhances the colors and makes it feel alive.  You can buy directly on this site, or feel free to contact me and I'll help you find exactly what you're looking for.

Support a good cause - I'm committing to donate at least 80% of profits from photography sales to charity. For 2022 I'm supporting NAMI Santa Clara, an organization that helps provide mental health services to those in need. During this time of uncertainty and upheaval, there's plenty of need.

Please enjoy and do reach out to me with any questions (or comments....it's always good to get some love).   email me at scottshutephotos@gmail.com.

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by.


  • Alexander Ramadan Tarjan

    on September 14, 2021

    Hello Scott, I am Alexander from Nuba Mountains, Sudan, you will experience the love the nature to the fullest, you will not regret .


    on December 4, 2018

    Hi Scott,

    You truly are farmer of the light! I have only looked at the forest ones so far and I'm spellbound! Thank you!