Clare Seibel-Barnes (Farrelly)

Clare Seibel-Barnes (Farrelly)

Owner, Photographer

Clare is a young Aussie woman in her twenties and is the photographer, editor, and people poser. When she is not doing photo shoots for clients or working her magic on their photos she is probably out taking photos for fun, hanging out with her husband Zach or reading to her daughter. Though she could be processing her own shots or working as a photographer and ‘editor’ for Austockphoto which is a Australian stock photography library she contributes too. It is full of authentic Australian images taken in Australia by Aussie photographers.

Zach Seibel-Barnes

Zach Seibel-Barnes

Assistant, Second Shooter, Husband

Zach accidentally fell into this position by falling in love with Clare. He takes on the role of assistant with props, the reflector and everything else – in his own words “the awesome sidekick”. Zach is also the main second shooter for weddings and occasional shoots. Most of the time though he is a uni student studying a Computer Science degree, which is probably way more complicated than using a camera. Or he is in the shed 3D printing, soldering something or fiddling with some small techy device.

Alice Farrelly

Alice Farrelly

Assistant, Second Shooter, Sister

Alice is also a part of the team. She is the backup assistant or baby sitter and at times turns into an amazing second shooter at weddings. Alice carries props around, holds children, shines the reflector in peoples eyes, fetches things left in the car, spots annoying objects in the background of photos and removes them without needing Photoshop. She steals sunglasses, keys, wallets and even give them back in the end. Usually she is a web designer, and has built many websites including this one.

You could have clicked on this ‘about’ page because you are in the process of clicking on all of my pages but supposing you clicked on this page because you wanted to know more about Clear Light Photography I shall continue. 

My name Clare, means “clear and bright” and since my initials are CLSB I thought it would be rather nice for my photography business name to be similar, and so Clear Light Photography came into existence. That was in early 2014. Since then I have been capturing moments and memories for many families and couples, businesses and individuals. I hope to continue bringing people joy by recording beautiful moments in their lives that they can look back on for many more years to come.

I have enjoyed taking photographs ever since I can remember. I use both a Canon 5D Mark II and Mark III camera usually with a L series 100mm prime lens and a much wider 35mm prime lens occasionally switching to an 85mm 1.8 lens. I am a self taught photographer but I did do the “Diploma of Professional Photography” through Courses for Success in July 2014. 

I am versatile in my subject choices! And love to do many kinds of photography but I specialise in stock photography (not the animal but digital asset kind), events, people, and family portraiture, weddings and pet photography. While I am willing to photograph and participate in many things, I reserve the right to refuse any project at my discretion.

Alice has worked alongside me since the beginning and Zach became official in April 2020 when we got married during the lockdown. 

Clear Light Photography also offers camera lessons and mentorship on request.  

 I take photos because I enjoy it and I get so much satisfaction out of a beautiful photo. I like to capture the smile and light in the eyes of children. It is an amazing power to be able to freeze a moment of time so it can be kept forever.

Photography is my passion. I’d love to show you what passion can create.

I live in Singleton in the beautiful Hunter Valley of NSW Australia. So most of the shoots I do are fairly local. I am willing to travel 3 hours away, though that increses the cost of a session by adding extra time and travel costs. I would love to capture some precious moments, and memories for you, so contact me and book in before it is too late!