Gregg Turbeville: SC Picture Project Photographer

South Carolina SC Picture Project Gregg Turbeville

Gregg in His Own Words ...

HOMETOWN:  I was born in Georgetown and lived there until I attended Clemson University in 1983. After graduation, I lived in Birmingham, Alabama for four years. After Birmingham, I was able to move "back home" and have been living in Myrtle Beach since 1991.

FAMILY:  Happily married for 28 years with two children. My son is attending Clemson University. My daughter is a senior in high school and will be attending Clemson as well. At this point, it would probably be appropriate to mention that my wife also graduated from Clemson!

WORK & HOBBIES:  I am a professional engineer and manage the Distribution Design department at Santee Cooper. Between family, work, and hobbies, I never have trouble finding something to do. My hobbies include weightlifting, bluegrass music, banjo picking, road cycling, mountain biking, the beach, and of course photography.

FAVORITE QUOTE:  "You don't take a photograph, you make it." (Ansel Adams)

FAVORITE PLACES:  I certainly enjoy the upstate from my time in and around Clemson. But growing up and living most of my life near the ocean, my favorite place is still The Beach.

GREGG'S PHOTOS:  SC Picture Project |

CONTACT GREGG:  You can contact me at I look forward to hearing from you.

The Man Behind the Lens ...

I got my first 35mm camera, a Canon AE-1, in ninth grade. I immediately became fascinated with capturing sunset pictures, and because the ocean was nearby, I also became intrigued with capturing sunrise pictures over the ocean. I'm still amazed that as a high school student, I would get to the beach before sunrise just to try to capture a sunrise. And I still laugh about the "old days" where I would drop my roll of film off at K-Mart in Georgetown, wait two days, not like any of the shots, and have to go do it again.

As mentioned above, I'm a big bluegrass music fan, and I've been focusing on live concert photography. Right now, I'm basically doing it as a "fan" just like the rest of the audience. I'm focusing on improving my craft and establishing a portfolio so I can eventually get some work as an official event or concert photographer. My eventual goal is to get pictures in the bluegrass trade press and magazines.

Despite a lifelong interest and passion, I'm still very much an amateur. I'm thankful for opportunities like the SC Picture Project where I can share my work with others. Sharing my work publicly forces me to work a little harder and to be a little more critical of my photography.

Gear and Applications ...

NOW SHOOTING WITH: Photoshop Elements 11

HARDWARE: iMAC 21", Macbook Pro 17"

CAMERAS: Nikon D5000

FAVORITE LENS: Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm 1:1.8

EXTRAS: Topaz Bundle, Photomatix Pro 5.0

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