August 2022:    selected for publication

My image "Golden Towers" has been published in the August September 2022 issue of US Literary & Arts Magazine "Beyond Words".
Each issue is a unique collection of visual artworks paired with a short story/ poem.
Im honoured that my image was selected to be paired with a beautifully uplifting poem by the Californian Poet Olivia Rose Umstead. Copies of this Issue can be ordered from:


I was delighted to be awarded the title of Photographer of the Year (Advanced) by Palmerstown Camera Club, as winner of the 2021-22 Advanced Club League Competition.
In the 2021-22 Annual League Competition,  I received 2x Gold Medals (1st place for Advanced Mono Print, & 1st place for Advanced Projected Image), and a Silver Medal (2nd place for Advanced Colour Print). 
In the 2021-22 PCC Annual Exhibition, I was also very honoured to be awarded 2x Gold Medals: 1st place for Advanced Mono Print, & 1st place for Advanced Projected Image, and a Silver Medal: 2nd place for Advanced Colour Print. 
Palmerstown Camera Club is a wonderful club, whose members have been instrumental in supporting and guiding my photographic journey over the years. The club welcomes new members at any time of the year. Visit:

June 24th  2021:    Awarded licentiate accreditation, lrps UK

 I have been awarded the Licentiate Accreditation by the UK Royal Photographic Society (LRPS).
 My panel of images submitted for assessment is below: 

march 2021:    selected for publication

My image "Let Your Light Shine" has been published in the March 2021 issue of US Literary & Arts Magazine "Beyond Words".
Each issue is a treasure trove, where visual artworks are paired with a short story/ poem.
Im honoured that my image was selected to be paired with a beautiful poem by Hungarian Poet & Playwright Diána Bósa, alongside the imaginative arrangement of her words.
The sculpture in this image is "The Voyager" by wonderful Irish Sculptor Linda Brunker.

feb 2021:    selected for publication

My image 'City Inversion' was selected for publication in the International Literary and Visual Arts magazine; Beyond Words


2021:   Camera Club presentations/ workshops/ judging

In 2021, I am running workshop sessions/ judging competitions for many more clubs across Ireland and the UK including:
Trinity Sutton Coldfield, Wolds PS,  Stevenage, Malahide CC, Chalfonts & Gerrards Cross CC, Burton on Trent, Donside CC, Tiverton&Heathcoat, MallowCC, Old Coulsdon CC, Lewes CC and Ashford Photographic Society..

2020:   Camera Club presentations/ workshops/ judging

During 2020, I have run workshops/ presentation sessions or judged competitions for clubs in Ireland :
Celbridge Camera Club, Dublin City Camera Club, Clondalkin Camera Club,  and Tallaght Camera Club;
as well as clubs in England:
New City Photographic Society, Milton Keynes, Watford Camera Club, Leighton Buzzard PC, Lowestoft Photographic Society, Buckingham Camera Club, Norwich PS, Ashford, Steyning CC, Carlisle, Parkwood,  andHavant.
and also Scotland
Kirkcaldy Photographic Society and Milngavie & Bearsden.

2019: GIFTED Art Craft & Design Fair: Dublin

From 4th to 8th December I exhibited my images at the

RDS Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair.


june 2019:              Photographer of the year, Palmerstown Camera Club

I was delighted to be awarded the title of Photographer of the Year (Advanced) by Palmerstown Camera Club, as winner of the 2018-19 Advanced Club League Competition.
In the Colour Print Section, I came second place. In the Mono Print Section I came third, and in the Projected Image competition I came second.

April 2019:             composite Photography seminar for palmerstown Camera Club

On 24th April, I gave a seminar on composite photography to Palmerstown Camera Club. The seminar covered  the development of my photography, from beginner to advanced, and how to manipulate images. I provided a step-by-step guide  on how to create composite images, with a demonstration of how I created a multiple award winning image. I also showed how to create simple composites without using expensive studio equipment or lighting set-ups, to suit beginners needs. I provided seminar notes for people to take home to practice making composites with step by step instructions. The seminar was very successful, with many clubmembers creating composite photographs afterwards for the first time.

 Feb 2019:                 Presentation for Clondalkin Camera Club 

On 12th Feb, I gave a presentation on my photography to Clondalkin Camera Club. My presentation gave an overview of the development of my photography, from beginner to advanced, and awards I have received. I provided guidance on how to get your photography 'out there', and also an overview of composite photography. The seminar was very well received. 

dec 2018:                 selected for cover of UK literary publication -PROLE

My image of 'Voyager at Dawn' (in mono, below) was selected for the front cover of UK literary magazine PROLE, issue 27, published in December 2018. The Voyager statue was created by the wonderful sculptor, Linda Brunker.  PROLE is a print magazine that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose. They aim to challenge, engage and entertain - but never exclude.

december 2018:        newspaper article: drogheda independent

Dec 5th -9th 2018      Exhibited at RDS Dublin: "Gifted":                                                                                       contemporary art, craft and design show.

I exhibited my images at Irelands Premier Contemporary Craft and Design Fair: "Gifted" in the RDS, Dublin, from Wednesday 5th December through to Sunday 9th December.  At the Gifted Fair, I had a range of my images for sale, and I also launched my new range of Contemporary Acrylic Prints. This form of print provides archival quality, great depth, and complements vivid colours.

december 2018:        newspaper article: Dublin Gazette

September 2018:        Exhibition: The Bridge Gallery, Chapelizod       

My images are exhibited in The Bridge Gallery, in The Bridge Restaurant, Chapelizod, Dublin 20.. There are a range of seascapes, landscapes, nature and architectural images in this exhibition. All images on display are for sale. The images are in various formats and sizes:  large canvas (60cm x 80cm) and in wooden frames ( frames: 34cm x 44cm; print size: A4). 

contact :  for further details/ prices/ to arrange delivery.

Liffey View                                                                        

Church at Sunset                                                                       


April 2018:                  TV3 Feature

On 10th April 2018, TV3 ran a brief feature of my photograph "Golden Towers", as part of the TV3 Camera Club theme on Architectural Photography

November 2017:                    honourable Mention award

 "Strength" has been awarded an Honourable Mention by the Photographic Society of America 

AUGUST 2017:                  FINALIST

"Strength" was selected as a finalist in the 2017 International Fine Art Portrait Photography "Expressions" Competition.

Finalists' images were exhibited on large outdoor panels (1 metre x 2 metres) in Longford Town, Ireland throughout August. 

26 & 27 AUGUST 2017:      The Peoples Photography Exhibition

My images were on display on Stephens Green as part of the Peoples Photography Exhibition, 26th & 27th August 2017: the largest  photography exhibition in the country.


  20th March 2017:            exhibition

  Solas Fine ArtGallery, Leitrim selected my Landscape and Seascape photography for exhibition from 20th March 2017  

november 2016:              2017 Calendar

2017 Seascape & Landscape Calendars- Elaine Butler Photography. Featuring 12 of my original colour photo prints, from around Ireland. A4,spiral bound, high quality print calendars


25th NOVEMBER 2016      Exhibition

 Two of my images were on display at the Christmas Exhibition at Solas Art Gallery, Main St, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim from 25th November until early January 2017

 14th November 2016:       Selected for publication      

"Watching the Waves from the Cliff Walk in Ardmore, Waterford", was published in the 2017 Ardmore Pattern festival Calendar. 

 8th October 2016:       Finalist

"Facing It" was selected as a finalist in the International Fine Art Portrait Photography "Expressions" Competition. Minister Michael Ring launched the exhibition on Saturday 8th October 2016 at 5pm, and the 50 finalists  were display at the "Expressions" exhibition in the Atrium, Backstage Gallery, Longford. 
A video of the launch was published on Nov 18th ( and I am featured in the videoat about 1 min 35 secs.


7th October 2016:          Exhbition

My first photographic exhibition was launched in The Front Lounge, Dame St, Dublin. The exhibition launch was on Friday 7th October at 7pm.There was a range of seascapes and landscapes on display, and for sale, until 21st November.

6th October 2016:        Finalist

"Sunrise over Carlingford Lough" was selected as a finalist in An Taisce's Clean Coasts Photographic Competition, in the Coastal Landscape category. The award ceremony took place in Smock Alley, Dublin, on Thursday 6th Oct at 7.30pm.

   APRIL 2016:              on display

"Rower on The Liffey at Dawn" and "Copper Coast, Waterford" are on display and for sale, in Cafe De Broc, Chapelizod.
(Large canvas 60cm x 80cm).


   March 2016:              selected for Publication

"Puffin on Saltee Island" was published in travel website promoting nature tourism to Ireland.


   2015:                          selected for international bienniale competition

'White Rock, Killiney' was selected by the Irish Photographic Federation to represent Ireland as part of the Irish Panel in 28th FIAP Bienniale international photography competition  

  2014:                    SElected for publication and competition winner

"Tree, reflected" was published in “Fine Art Photography” Vol.1 2014 (Camerapixo) and also was a winner inthe Envisionography International Fine Art Photographic Competition 2014