I live and work in Salem, Oregon; engaged in a full-time career as a commercial photographer. I take on freelance assignments of all kinds but currently specialize in architectural photography and Visual Marketing Solutions for business; small, medium and large.
Photographic services I provide aid in online marketing, advertising illustrations, including architectural designers, interior designers, re-modelers, real estate professionals, corporate events as well as publicity and portfolio development for models, actors and musical artists.
I have been fully certified by Google since 2013 to represent their Google Business Photos Program or “Streetview Trusted” producing very technical, 360 Panoramic Virtual Tours and High-Quality Business Interior, Exterior and Business Detail Images for publishing to Google Maps and Google My Business listings.
Over my thirty plus years as a commercial photographer, I have also been contracted to shoot food and jewelry for both editorial and advertising uses.
I have provided daily publicity & production stills on the set for feature films produced in Oregon.
I am an award-winning portrait artist, recognized by The Professional Photographers of Oregon Association (Now known as The Oregon Professional Photographers Association).
I have over thirty years of real life experience as a Professional Photographer doing both commercial (B2B) and retail (B2C) assignment photography.
I myself have had the privilege of learning from some of the best-of-the-best in my industry, true legends of photography. Over the years I have worked as a freelancer as well as employed by independent studios.
I have shot publicity stills for Independent Motion Pictures filmed in Oregon and I owned and operated a Full-Service Photography Studio for ten years as well as an independent Model & Talent Agency.
My current work centers on architectural, product and food photography. As well as special techniques like 360° 3D Panorama Virtual Tour Production, 3D Modeling for Virtual Reality Presentations
I attended University of Oregon – Visual Design & Psychology.
I have held memberships in Albany Chamber of Commerce, Salem Chamber of Commerce, Professional Photographers of Oregon, Professional Photographers of America and Oregon Professional Photographers Association.
"Corporate Photographer is very talented and artistic, thanks for help." – Barb IversonBarb Iverson
"Gregory helped us set up our virtual tour through Google which we were able to use for our website. I would recommend Gregory for this type of service."
– Brent Allen, Gen. Manager at Elsinore Framing & Fine Art GalleryBrent Allen, Gen. Manager at Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery
"Gregory Dean consistently provides a high-quality product. I suggest you view his portfolio and discuss the project." – Greg Gohsman, Business Development – Psi Solutions, Inc.Greg Gohsman, Business Development – Psi Solutions, Inc.
"Gregory Dean was very easy to work with and gave us great results. He created an excellent Google business photo for our congregation and was very accommodating. To see the photo, which allows you to virtually walk around inside the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem." – Rebecca Smith, Communications Manager at Grantmakers for EducationRebecca Smith, Communications Manager at Grantmakers for Education
"Greg Specht is a true artist with all the business acumen to back it up. I wholeheartedly recommend him!" – Linda West, Marketing / Specialty Leasing Manager JLL – Salem CenterLinda West, Marketing / Specialty Leasing Manager JLL – Salem Center
"Gregory does exceptional photography work and now also is part of our spheroVision 360 team. Being the Master Agent for the state of Oregon, he is able to offer our technology to all businesses, to enhance their sales by showcasing, in full-screen HD spherical 360, the clients' venues. Sales increases have been noted from 30 to 40% when utilizing our tours. I highly recommend Gregory for his professional attitude and customer satisfaction."
– Joe DiGiuseppe, General Manager at Worldwide Technologies, LLCJoe DiGiuseppe, General Manager at Worldwide Technologies, LLC
"I have had the opportunity to see firsthand the quality of work Gregory Dean produces and it is of immeasurable value to his clientele. It's relevant, current and paced to compete in the speedy digital world we live in. Excellent photographer!" – Melissa McGarveyMelissa McGarvey
"I have seen Gregory Dean's work bring out the heart and soul of the subject he focused on. Be it in vivid, striking living color or the purity of Black and White, indoors at his studio or out doors on location, Greg "leaves it all on the field". With a natural ability to allow his students or subjects to be at ease before, during and after the "shoot" you can be reassured and guaranteed complete satisfaction." - Dave SpechtDave Specht
“Greg is great - really appreciate that he sets for a good composition and if something looks out of whack, he fixes it. Does your company proud.”- Loree – Choice HotelsLoree – Choice Hotels