Scott Nibauer has been a visual artist since his mother worked at a TV station, back in the 60's. As a 5 year old going to work with her, Scott fell in love with the cameras! His mother says, "He never wanted to be on any of the kids’ shows, which were many.
He always wanted to play with the TV cameras and help film." Declaring when he grew up, he wanted to be a "camera operator”. His love of photography continued to grow over time. He developed his first roll of film at the age of 8, and had his first SLR at the age of 12. When it came time for college, he only applied to one school -RIT. Yes, he got in!
Graduating at the top of his class, RIT has some of Scott's work in their permanent collection. After RIT, Scott lived in Europe and the Middle East for a couple of years, studying art history and philosophy. When he came back to the states, he decided to study film at Temple University in Philadelphia.
His career began in the commercial film and video industry. After about a year, he partnered up with his friend and fellow RIT graduate, Peter Lien to create Lien/Nibauer Photography. After almost 28 years in business together, in 2014 the partners went their separate ways. They still are good friends and collaborate on certain jobs today.
Scott's career has taken him around the world and back. He has shot for a wide spectrum of clients; from editorial to commercial; from healthcare to pharmaceutical; from corporate to advertising. He has been on assignments all over the US and all over the world, from South America to South Africa, from Europe to Asia.
Scott brings a unique vision to all that he does. He is gifted at extracting the best from a situation. With his acumen for lighting and the power of his sight, Scott creates and captures the magic of the moment. Working with Scott, not only provides top quality and talent, he also brings the uplifting energy of a free-spirited young boy, who has all the passion and joy of loving life as a photographer.
One client said this of working with Scott, "When photographing people, he is able to direct them to get exactly the shot he wants -- and does so with warmth and humor; which makes everyone relaxed and comfortable. He's inventive, exciting and fun -- one of the best!"
It was my pleasure to work with Scott on a recent video shoot for my company. His ideas, creativity, and professionalism sets him apart from other videographers I have used in the past. There is no one that could have pulled off the corporate video I requested but Scott. I have (and will) recommend him to others looking for his amazing expertise. More...
Thank you Deb! I always enjoy working with you! Your collaboration on a set is awesome!
I and others at our large health care system have worked with Scott for many years. He is a top-notch photographer, delivering the highest quality photos and video for our high-end print, digital and video platforms. His work for us has ranged from simple grip and grin to highly technical medical and scientific photos and videos. He delivers his product on-time and on budget. Having worked in previous jobs in NYC and LA, I can say there is no one I would recommend above Scott! More...
Bill, Thank you for the kind words! It's been my pleasure working with you and your team for so many years!
I’ve worked with Scott Nibauer as my go-to photographer since 2004. Scott brings so much more than technical capabilities to every project. He brings creative vision, unique perspective and an unparalleled personal touch that takes every shoot to the next level and those qualities extend to the final results. Scott isn't afraid to try something and he always collaborates to help make every project exceed expectations. In my 25+ years in the Advertising & Design industry I’ve never worked with another professional who has consistently taken every project to the next level the way Scott has done time and time again. More...
Thank you Dave, it's always a pleasure working with you!