Yvonne Butler specializes in fine art and travel photography. Her fine art work covers abstractions, close-up/macro photography, seascapes/landscapes, and architectural design. Of late, Butler is developing a body of work that explores new ways to present color and action, while also exploring unique possibilities in her frequent travel to Cuba and other tropical nations.
She also works on photo essays and photo illustrations of special subjects, such as Nature, People of the World, and the study of jazz musician greats around the world.
Butler has an extensive background in photo tour production and direction; international and national workshop series directorship; and teaching and lecturing on photography in these workshops and tours. Most notably, Yvonne was the Creator/Developer of the Shutterbug Magazine national Digital Photo Workshop series back in early 2001 and directed the program for four years. In the new digital decade, she also taught photography for two summers on Visual Arts Faculty at the prestigious Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her work has been exhibited in various US states and galleries, and now resides in private collections; her work has also been published in various media, including Shutterbug, eDigitalPHOTO, Petersen's, and other major magazines.
Butler has traveled on business and for pleasure to over 60 countries worldwide since 1972, many of them several times, has lived and worked abroad in Europe, and has had extended stays in Africa and Asia. She has had extensive training and experience in international peace and understanding. She has developed, funded, filled, and directed numerous workshops and tours since 1978.
Butler also 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. 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)
Prior to starting a marketing technology firm after leaving Europe, Butler had a Fortune 100 management-level IT planning and systems analysis career for close to ten years. Up to May 2016, she was an adjunct professor at St Petersburg College in communication and technology while running YButler Group, then just a marketing technology consulting company, and now photo tour focused.
Butler has a master of science degree in information systems from the Northeastern University Graduate School of Engineering, Boston MA and doctoral work in communication at the University of South Florida, Department of Communication, in Tampa FL. Her undergraduate studies and degree are in education, with a mathematics specialty and psychology minor. Butler also has completed graduate coursework in business administration and public administration.
Yvonne Butler, Kathmandu, Nepal,