Scott Frier has been involved in photography for nearly fifty years. He graduated with Master’s degrees in History and Visual Education from the State University of New York. He subsequently taught public school followed by teaching photography in college. During this time, he taught himself underwater photography and traveled extensively on photographic assignments. Scott left education to join the Cousteau Society as chief expedition photographer and accompanied Jacques and Jean-Michel Cousteau, aboard their research vessel Calypso, on numerous expeditions including those to The Gulf of Labrador, the Great Lakes, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and the Amazon. Scott was recruited by Nikon to work as an instructor, photographer, and technical specialist in their newly formed Underwater Photography Department. For more than 25 years, he worked as a photographer and technical specialist in underwater photography, digital imaging, and wildlife photography. In this capacity, he taught the Nikon School of Underwater Photography, wrote, and lectured extensively about underwater and digital photography as well as photographing his favorite subjects of wildlife and nature. He has taught hundreds of classes in all areas of photography. His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous magazines and books in the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, and Brazil.
In 2010 Scott took early retirement from Nikon, Inc. to form his own company Wildlife Photo Workshops. Wildlife Photo Workshops offered wildlife photography expeditions, to some of the best wildlife areas in the world including: Tanzania, India, Japan, Costa Rica, Antarctica, The Galapagos, Alaska, Yellowstone, and Grand Tetons National Parks just to name a few.
By 2023 the rigors of thousands of hours underwater, travel to over 60 countries on 7 continents and all 50 states took their toll and Scott regretfully decided it was time to retire from adventure photography. He currently lives in Ocean Shores Washington and still loves to pick up his cameras and photograph wildlife.