Martin G Miller
Martin Miller not only teaches Digital Photo Academy workshops in San Diego, for group and individual participants but also various organizations such as Stanford University Professorial Assessment Team and others. He is also a San Diego Meetup Collective organizer. http://www.meetup.com/san-diego-photography-meetup/
Martin’s father was a fine artist and commercial photographer in San Diego and in LA and taught at the prestigious Art Center in Santa Monica, when he returned from the Army in WWII. (One day Martin hopes to trace his father’s war time past throughout Europe as a photographic family record for future generations.)
Martin has had a camera around his neck since age 3 or 4, per family photos. Says, Martin, “Dad was my hero. They don’t make ‘em like him anymore. I remember he used to make my sister and I easels to sit in and draw along side of him.”
Family vacations, camping trips, scenic drives were always enhanced as photo excursions with dad offering advice and inspiration. One memorable occasion was in Arizona and upon returning home we immediately went to the darkroom in the garage. It was magic to see the images as they developed in the D76 solution. The scenic shots were taken with Nikon, and Martin was about 16 or 17. Not surprisingly, Martin inevitably found himself in photo school at San Diego City College and graduated with a Visual Arts degree.
What Miller experienced as a teenager with his camera remains with him to this day and was exemplified on his first trip to Europe when he was an adult, traveling to London, Paris, Athens, Venice, Zurich on a 2 month excursion. Since then Martin and his Nikon have made many world travel shoots and he plans on continuing to do so.
At home, his camera remains quite busy including 3AM jaunts to catch the Milky Way with long exposure images and turning the ordinary scene around town into something visually extraordinary. Commercially, Martin is a go-to for product shots, architectural assignments and portraiture.
You might be familiar with Martin’s photos and byline as seen in San Diego Magazine and on various book covers. Some favorite subjects to shoot include America’s Cup, first commissioned for the assignment back when the single hull vessels reigned and up through current competitions. Nature, landscapes, wildlife, the human form and urban street scenes are all subject matter that exist within Miller’s extensive body of work and knowledge.
Expect to meet him and view his work at gallery exhibitions in the near future.
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