Gregg Martin, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, says he took the “most unorthodox route possible” to end up as an award-winning wedding, portrait and sports photographer. He started photographing sports for the real USC (University of South Carolina) 23 years ago, and shortly thereafter, he started photographing weddings and portraits. After building a successful studio in Columbia, SC for eight years, he accepted a corporate job as an in-house commercial photographer. After a six-year stint in that position, he continued to follow his passion as a sports and event photographer and find new avenues to apply his art. Now one of the top photographers in South Carolina, he constantly pushes the limits to find new and different ways to capture images that his clients have never seen. His goals? To stand out and stay one step ahead of his local competition.
In his career, Gregg has photographed every major sport in the U.S., including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, PGA, LPGA and numerous collegiate sports. Plus, he’s been published in some of the nation’s largest sports publications, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine and USA Today.
Gregg has also been highly recognized in the photographic industry for his work. He holds the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from PPA, along with the Fellow of Photography degree from PPSC. He’s also a Certified Professional Photographer and has received numerous international, national, regional and state awards, including two ADDYs, two Kodak Gallery awards and three Fuji Masterpiece awards. In 2009, he was awarded the PPA Platinum Photographer of the Year. Most recently, he earned the 2011 South Carolina Photographer of the Year and was a 2012 Silver Medalist in PPA’s International Photographic Competition.