John Seibel’s professional career in photography spans more than a decade and began in Austin, Texas photographing landscapes and cityscapes with a strong focus on architectural details. Feeling the need for a change in location, he and his wife Mimi explored several different locations before relocating to the north Georgia mountains in the spring of 2005. Although John’s first love in photography involves outdoor, natural light photography, he now includes commercial photography in his repertoire – again focusing much of his time on architecture.
In addition to his own photographic pursuits, John also teaches and consults on a variety of related topics including color management and fine art printing. He has refined his skills in the faithful capture of other artists’ creations in order to create accurate reproductions. He and Mimi continue to travel when their schedule allows in order to explore and photograph the many wonders our country has to offer.
Although John is self-taught in the major areas of photography, he has attended several professional courses and seminars in a variety of specialties. These include fine art nature photography (Tony Sweet), Color Management (Eddie Tapp, Epson Printing Seminars), lighting (Joe McNally), and many others.
John’s awards include:
- Best in Show Photography for “Remembering” | Cumming First United Methodist Church; May 2015
- Best in Show Photography for “Winter in the Smokies” | Cumming First United Methodist Church; May 2012
- Honorable Mention for “A New Day Begins” | Quinlan Visual Arts Center; October 2010
- Honorable Mention for “Sunflowers” | Quinlan Visual Arts Center; October 2011
- 3rd Place for Booth Design | Sawnee Artists Association; November 2006
- 2nd Place Photograph | Bowen Center for the Arts; March 2008
Two of his close up (macro) dragonfly images are included in a book titled A Dazzle of Dragonflies published in 2005 by two Texas A&M University researchers. He has also been published in Architecture of the Absurd, Highway 27 Stories (in Heard County, Georgia), and one of his photos was used on the cover of the Atlanta Home Improvement magazine (Nov 2012).