“I just looked at the whole portfolio; stunning!” -- Daniel Stone. Myrtle Beach, SC
“Absolutely incredible.” -- Renee Bussanich, Asheville, NC
"Greg's photography is so unique it defies the normal descriptions and must be seen up close. At which point you find yourself moving in a little closer as you study the details and perhaps will wonder out loud, as I did, "How did he do that?" Luscious, rich, vibrant, extraordinarily beautiful. The luminosity of light from his photos reaches out to flirt with all your senses.Get resort and hotel photography that gets results." -- Pat Griffin, Asheville, NC
“We’ve been using Gregory Butler’s photography for five years and have been very pleased with his work. He’s easy to work with and understands the importance of high quality online photography for marketing purposes. He’s helped us create a great first impression when a potential guest views our hotel website or hotel brochure.“– Tina Crossland, Director of Sales, Marriott Residence Inn Charlotte South, Charlotte, NC
“Greg, I really love seeing all your work, it's really fantastic!.” Allen Kendall, New York, NY
As far as photography goes, being good enough is never good enough. I'm always working to expand my skills. I recently met my own goal of becoming an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop.
If anything describes the approach that I take to photography, it’s that it’s always possible to make a better photograph.
That’s why I recently took over 500 photographs, over the course of two hours, of the interior of a barn and then spent over 12 hours processing, blending, and stitching the photos to make one final, very large image, with super resolution, with a hyper-focal depth-of field, and with a very high dynamic range. You can see it on the “Myrtle Beach Seclusion” gallery. And though it is my best interior architectural image, I’ll redo at some point to make it better.
With landscapes and architectural photography, I’m almost never satisfied with taking just one exposure. That would be giving in to the limitations of the camera -- the inherent limitations of resolution, depth of field, and dynamic range.
If the situation (mostly the light and the weather -- sometimes being parked illegally) allows me to take the time to make an image from multiple exposures, focal points, and points of view, I do it. I get immense satisfaction from creating an image that rises above typical photographic limitations.
In my approach to portrait photography, I make it about the subject being relaxed and natural. I also have a website that focuses exclusively on portrait photography, MyrtleBeachPortrait.com
. When a portrait subject is relaxed, then the special uniqueness of the person is allowed to express itself -- perhaps an aura of confidence, or gentleness, or kindness.
Photographing people is about capturing that bit of personality that Emerson referred to when he famously said, “What you are speaks so loudly that I can’t hear a word you are saying.” Therefore, my goal in a portrait photography session, is to make an image that speaks loudly about who the person is. And since everyone has special qualities of one kind or another, I hope that part of him or her speaks more loudly than anything else.
My photography training began in the 1980s with the New York Institute of Photography
and the Los Angeles Photography Center.
My professional work began when the Chicago Tribune published one of my color photographs on the front page of its Sunday Tempo section. I also worked extensively in Washington, DC as an architectural photographer.
You can see my work in Cashiers, NC at the Mountain Mist Gallery, and the Art and Soul gallery in Myrtle Beach.