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John Weatherby

John Weatherby Photography
Tampa, FL
John Weatherby is a Tampa born and raised photographer who, it could be said, discovered his love for photography while working as a waiter in college.

After landing a side role managing the restaurant’s social media pages, John bought his first DSLR and began taking pictures of the beautiful food, as he pursued his undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa.

Venturing away from the restaurant, John began taking photos throughout the Bay Area, developing his eye to find unique perspectives - often playing off of reflections, light, and color. When friends and professors began taking notice of his work, and inquiring about purchasing and hiring him to take photos, it was all the confirmation needed to propel John to turn his “passion” into a career.

John earned his degree in Advertising at the University of Tampa, and formed his company Weatherby Photography within weeks of graduation. Today, John has a studio located at Red Door No.5, one of Tampa’s premiere art galleries and venues.

Capturing moments may be John’s career, but if you ask him, he’ll tell you it doesn’t feel like work at all. John is mostly known for his vivid Tampa pictures, showcasing an “outside of the box” perspective of the city. Aside from his fine art work, John’s specialties also include commercial, and architectural photography.

“I think the ultimate satisfaction is discovering something you’re passionate about and finding a way to make a living out of doing it. I feel very fortunate to have received recognition for my Tampa photos. Being born and raised in the Bay Area, it is the highest honor to help represent this beautiful city I call home.”

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