Member Details

Name: John Herrel
Credentials: M.Photog., Cr., CPP
Studio Name: Herrel Photography LLC
Address: 21 Jacobs Mill Ct
City/State/Zip: Elgin, SC 29045
State Eligibilty: SC
Phone: 803-420-3660
Email: Contact Member


John Herrel – M.Photo, Cr.Photog, CPP

In 2010 he retired from careers and a life that was an amalgam of technology, business, finance, and sports and began his journey into the creative world.  He got serious about photography in 2007 and became a professional photographer. That lead from weddings to portraits and commercial photography.  His second retirement began in 2019, traveling the world to places few people visit to create landscape, nature, and wildlife images.  His artistic journey continues to develop through exploration, image competition, education, and involvement in communities of talented artists.

As an active member of several photographic communities, he is a 2020 Governor for the American Society of Photographers, the Board Liason for the Ambassador Committee and District Medallion Committee, Chairman of the Website Committee and a member of the Marketing Committee.  He is a PPA Councilor for South Carolina.  In the Professional Photographers of South Carolina, he is the Treasurer, Photographic Competition Chairman and Director of educational workshops.  He is also a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and the Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA).


2020 PPA Craftsman Degree

2019-2020 PPA Elite Member

2019 South Carolina Photographer of the Year

2019 ASP State Elite Award

2019 Silver Medalist – International Photographic Competition

2019 North American Nature Photographers – Top 250

2018 PPA Master of Photography Degree

2018 PPA Presidents Award from the Professional Photographers of South Carolina

2018 PPSC Fellow


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