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Employee Spotlight: General Manager Gregg Burger

6th Jun 2016

Gregg's Grandson

First off, isn’t that just a cute kid? My grandson Cash, looks kinda like his grandfather.

Hello all, I’m Gregg Burger, General Manager of Precision Camera and Video. I have worked for Jerry and Rosemary Sullivan for 13 years.

I got my first camera, an Olympus OM-1 in 1976, my junior year at Winnsboro High School in East Texas. I was the yearbook photographer, but I also worked for the local weekly newspaper as a staff photographer and pressman as well. After high school, I attended Tyler Junior College where I studied photography and worked for two years at the Tyler Morning Telegraph as a staff photographer. I really enjoyed working for the newspapers, every day was different.

After TJC, I transferred to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, I worked at a pizza place and helped out at the local Catholic Church as a Eucharistic Minister. After I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Photography, I moved to southern California where my brothers lived. It was hard finding a good photography job, so I took a position at a camera store. I told myself that retail was only temporary and that I would always look for a photography career. Well that temporary job in retail has lasted 35 years so far.

I worked for four different camera stores including Samy’s Camera and Minolta Corporation in California before finally coming back home to Texas thirteen years ago. I knew I always wanted to come back to Texas, funny thing I had never been to Austin before getting hired by Jerry and Rosemary. As you know Texas is a great state, but I feel Austin is the heart and soul of the state.

In my spare time I enjoy riding my Victory motorcycle, camping with my wife and family and of course photography. I enjoy shooting weddings, portraits, landscapes, macro and photos of my eight dogs and three horses. Today I own two different camera systems: a Nikon D750 with 24-70mm and a 70-200mm and the new mirrorless Sony A7R Mark II with 24-70mm 4.0.

Another camera I got last month was the new Olympus OMD-EM10 II. What a third camera? No, this one is for my daughter. She blessed us with a grandchild a couple of years ago, and like all younger people these days, takes hundreds of photos and videos with her cell phone. I got tired of seeing cell phone photos of my grandson. Every photo is wide angle, and you can’t zoom in, also the quality is not the same as from a real camera.

Her new Olympus EM-10 II is small, lightweight, can take additional lenses and best of all has WiFi built-in. With the built-in WiFi and the Olympus Image Share app, sharing and editing photos is easier than ever. Now my daughter can take photos of my grandson and send them to me via the app on her phone or post online. I am finally getting better photos of my grandson.

If you would like to see the camera I got for her, stop by this Friday and Saturday June 10th and 11th! An Olympus rep will be in our store showing and explaining all the great features that the Olympus has. Mention this post and get a free gift with Olympus purchase.