Benton Henry: SC Picture Project Photographer

South Carolina SC Picture Project Benton Henry

Benton in His Own Words ...

HOMETOWN:  Latta – born and raised – I live in my grandparents' home which is 50 feet from my parents' house. Friends like to kid me about not getting too far from home, but I like to remind them that I have been to sixteen countries and all fifty states – I just love a great home base!

FAMILY:  Tina and I have been married for 25+ years and have a daughter, Elizabeth. Elizabeth has my sense of adventure and Tina's love for education. Elizabeth will be heading to China in 2016.

WORK & HOBBIES:  Photography happens to fit both of those. I work as a self-employed commercial photographer specializing in architectural photography and on-location portraits. On the hobby side I like to photograph scenic, historical and natural subjects. Sometimes the two overlap!

FAVORITE QUOTE:  "Happy are the artists who see beauty in a modest place where others see nothing."

FAVORITE PLACES:  There are so many – and not just places but times of year. The Pee Dee River in the fall, along the coast in the winter, the mountains in the spring – South Carolina has something for everyone anytime!

BENTON'S PHOTOS:  SC Picture Project |

CONTACT BENTON:  You can contact me at Always glad to talk photography!

The Man Behind the Lens ...

At 12 years old I saw a nighttime photograph of the Roman coliseum made by Winfred Parks for National Geographic magazine. I loved that image and thought how cool would it be to be the person who was actually there making the image. (Story behind this story – I made friends with a National Geographic photographer many years later and it turned out he – as new photographer – was working with Mr. Parks on that same issue!)

More than 40 years later I still love making images. My work has been published over 400 times, and everyday of shooting is a good day! There is great satisfaction that the images I make have been used by people and companies to represent the best of what they do and who they are.

I am a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, American Photographic Artists, and the International Association of Architectural Photographers.

Gear and Applications ...

IN MY CAMERA BAGS: Canon 5D, Canon 6D, 11mm to 400mm lenses, PC/tilt-shift lenses, Metz flash units, Elinchrom flash units, Gitzo tripods, Ken Labs stabilizers, Really Right Stuff heads and brackets, Pocket wizard synching, CamRanger, B+W filters, and Sandisk memory cards.

SOFTWARE: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, PhaseOne Capture One and OnOne.

EXTRAS: Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Ipad, Iphone (I was Apple before Apple was cool), Little Giant Extreme ladder, Matthews stands, Q-beam, and Bogen quick clamps.

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