Bio of Stuart J. Schaefer, Photographer


I have now been a freelance photographer since leaving the military. It was during my tour of duty in the military that I first found an interest in photography. The first paid assignment was a wedding of a friend and I have never looked back.

Today I no longer do wedding photography, but put more focus toward my scenic and commercial work. Along the way I worked as a post photographer for Redstone Arsenal (Huntsville, Alabama) for two years. Until 1988 I was a self taught photographer learning from reading and trying things until I was able to get it right. That year I dropped everything and used my GI Bill and went back to school to pursue a degree in Photo and Film Communications.


In 1992 after having a successful photo career in Huntsville, Alabama I packed everything up and move to Gulf Breeze, Florida.  Not really knowing anyone in the area this was a big move for me. However the timing was right.  I was looking for a change in my life and photography work.


In 1998 I started my move to digital photography from film. Starting the end of 2002 I did complete move to digital photo. Currently I am using the Canon 7D , 5D Mark lll and the Sony Nex-7.


Today I still continue as a freelance photographer covering national sailing races, scenic photos and commercial work in this area and around the world. Some of my work has been featured in Sailing World Magazine and other publications across the country.



Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 7D

Sony   Nex-7




Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 100-400mm L f/3.5-5.6

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM


Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS

Sony E 16mm F2.8




Canon Speedlite 420EX

Canon 580EX Speedlite



Epson 3880

HP Designjet 130

Canon iPF5000



MacBook Pro Retina Display 2.6 I7 16GB DDR3 (June 2012) LED Cinema Display (24" flat panel)

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