Thank you for visiting my web site.  My name is Jeff Scher and I am a professional free-lance photographer based in Portland, Maine. I specialize in location photography with a passion for sports, editorial and corporate assignments.

I grew up in New York City and I have been capturing images, chasing light, people and always looking for that elusive moment that defines a great image.  In 1989 I received my BFA in Photography from Purchase College in Purchase NY.  In the years following college I spent most of my time honing my skills as an outdoors person teaching myself how to survive in the elements while staying on task capturing images.

I have lived in NYC, Westchester County, Greenwich, CT, Boston, MA and since 2006 my current home and base of operations, Portland, Maine.  I could not ask for a more inspiring place to live and work.  Portland is known as the Forest City and is situated right along beautiful Casco Bay. On a daily basis I am treated to views of the ocean, beaches, rivers, rugged islands, lighthouses and landmark buildings. There is a vibrant artistic community here filled with a creative and active population.  As a backdrop for a photographer I have it all here.  

Travel has always been a part of my job and I have taken assignments in North America, Central America and Europe.  I am skilled at working in a variety of challenging conditions, both indoors and outdoors I have been chased by Killer Bees in the jungles of Belize, tossed around during a violent storm in the North Sea and have battled 75 mph winds and blowing snow on the slopes of Mount Washington.  Always under pressure, whether it is from the skies of Mother Nature or the vortex of evaporating time in a corporate boardroom, I consistently emerge from a photo shoot with vivid images that are creative, powerful, and unique.

The clients I serve include; editorial lifestyle magazines, custom home and boat builders, architects, corporate law firms, high tech and energy companies.  My images have appeared in these publications; National Geographic Adventure, The New York TimesPC WorldHealthleadersThe New York Daily NewsThe New York PostThe Washington PostBangor Daily NewsDirectDowneastAMC OutdoorsBackpackerDoctor PatientBoston CommonLinqua FrancaRock and IceMaine Boats, Homes and Harbors,Wooden BoatNortheast BoatingPort City LifeThe Maine SwitchNatural New England, VideographyLocation UpdateVermont Sports Today and also in numerous books, corporate brochures, catalogs and on the web.  Some of my corporate clients include; Northeast Delta Dental, Yale Materials Handling Corporation, Jackson Marketing Group, Inc., VHB, Florida Power and Light, Next Era Energy, Alliance Energy, University of Buffalo, CashStar, Inc., Wakelin Hallock & O'Donovan, LLP, Friedman Gathwaite Wolf and Leavitt, Redfern Homes, Maguire Construction, Saint Joseph's College, Shipyard Brewing Company Casco Bay Sports, University of New England, Consigli Construction Company and Revolution 3 Triathlon.

In my free time I can often be found on one of my bicycles or skis and this year I have spent many days teaching my two boys to downhill ski and they are doing great.