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     David Miller was born and raised in a small town in rural Pennsylvania. After graduating from Spring Grove High School in 1993, he spent time attending a Bible college in upstate New York for two years. It was during this time that he learned to appreciate the beauty of nature in the Adirondack Mountains. Once David left college, he spent time working in different jobs like construction, assembly and production work and in a machine shop. In 1999, he joined the U.S. Navy as an Engineering Aide and learned skills as a draftsman and surveyor. During his time in the Navy, David was fortunate to have been stationed in Italy, Virginia, Nevada, and California and has been deployed to Kuwait, Afghanistan, Spain, Honduras and Equatorial Africa. He has contributed to numerous construction and humanitarian projects globally in both peacetime and war.

     In 2003, following his deployment to Kuwait, David purchased his first quality film SLR camera, a Nikon N65 and a few lenses. He bought the camera to document the affects of Hurricane Isabel as it made landfall in the Virginia Beach area that year. After taking a few rolls of film during the hurricane, David was not pleased with the results of the images he had taken and he was determined to learn as much as he could. He read as many books as he could about photography and practiced nearly every day in the art for about 5 years. In 2008, after years of teaching himself basic photography, David enrolled into photography classes at the Academy of Art University. It was during these years of study where he learned more advanced photographic techniques and processes and fell in love with landscape and nature photography. Today, David enjoys spending time with his family, traveling around and hiking in the wilderness with his cameras.


David Miller CV

Experience and Awards

David Miller Photography:   2003 - Present

- Fine Art - Landscape and Nature - Still Life - Public Relations - Portraiture - Sports - Event - Photography Instructor


Awards:

- Mainsite Contemporary Art Gallery, Norman, OK, Norman Arts Council ONE event 2019

- Ventura County Fair, Ventura, CA, 1st and 2nd Place Still Life 2017

- RayKo Photo Center, Plastic Fantastic Show, San Francisco, CA 2016

- Churchill County Fair, Fallon, NV, Grand Champion, Best in Show 2008


Credentialed / Published / Community

Credentialed with:

- FIA WRC 2005, 2006

- Reno Air Race 2007, 2008

- PGA 2007, 2008, 2013, 2016

Published:

- Seabee Magazine Spring 2008, Pg. 35

- Seabee Magazine Fall 2010, Pg. 2-3

- Ventura County Star 15 January 2014

- The Lighthouse Paper July 26, 2013

- US Navy DVIDS (Defense Visual Information Distribution Service) 23 August 2017 / 7 June 2018 / 25 July 2018 / 3 August 2018

Community Involvement:

- Camarillo Public Library Camera Club Lead Facilitator 2015 - 2018

- Port Hueneme Christmas Celebration Photographer Dec. 2015


Education

- Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA BFA, Photography;  2018

- Coastline Community College, Fountain Valley, CA AA, Construction Management,  2008

- Word of Life - Bible Inst., Pottersville, NY Graduate, 1994 & 1995


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