Yvonne Butler specializes in fine art and travel photography. Her fine art work covers abstractions, close-up/macro photography, seascapes and landscapes, and architectural design. Of late, Butler is developing a body of work that explores new ways to present color and action. See her new series of Japanese Koi and related Abstractions in the site galleries, as well as black-and-white infrared photography. She also works on photo essays and photo illustrations of special subjects that are near and dear to her, such as Quinceanera and the study of jazz musician greats around the world.
Butler has a broad-based background in tangible and intangible sales, product and e-commerce marketing, and information technology. In addition, Butler has used her vocation in fine art photography and fine art printing to provide value-added consulting services to her sales and marketing clients, most recently for the past five years in energy consulting and commercial energy lighting: LED, solar and solar farm development, and related areas. Her technical skills and “hard and soft sales” ability are supported by a master's degree in information systems from an industrial engineering school, work experience in support of sales, marketing and logistics departments of Fortune 100 companies and, more recently, executive-level work in web site planning and oversight. Butler also has extensive experience, doctoral-level education, and training in communication, evidenced in her exemplary platform presentation and writing skills.
Butler is the:
- Book Concept Developer/Co-Author, RAW WORKFLOW FROM CAPTURE TO ARCHIVES: A Complete Digital Photographer’s Guide to Raw Imaging (Focal Press),by Philip Andrews, Yvonne J. Butler and Joe Farace, August 2006. (This is a highly technical book for advanced and professional photographers and graphic artists.) (English, French, Chinese)
- Editor and Co-author, THE ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER’S WORKBOOK: Professionals Creating and Outputting World Class Images (Focal Press) by Yvonne J. Butler et al, May 2005. (This book covers all aspects of digital imaging and printing.)(English, Spanish, Polish)
Butler has traveled to over 50 countries around the world, photographing them numerous times, and she has had extensive training in international peace and understanding. She lived and worked in Europe in the late 1980s, worked for the YMCA in West Africa. She was one of the first female branch executives of YMCAs in the US, metropolitan vice president of development, and a trained leader in international work, among many other firsts in her career and life.
Butler had a Fortune 500 management level IT planning and systems analysis career for close to ten years. Most recently, she worked as an adjunct professor at St Petersburg College in communication and technology while running YButler Group, a marketing technology consulting company.
Butler has a master of science degree in information systems from the Northeastern University Graduate School of Engineering, Boston MA. She has completed doctoral work in communication at the University of South Florida Department of Communication. Her undergraduate studies and degree are in education, with a mathematics specialty and psychology minor. Butler has also completed graduate coursework in business administration and public administration.