About Jeff Miller Photography
Photography has taken me on a rich and rewarding journey.
During seventh grade, I borrowed the family camera for an afternoon, returning home just long enough to ask my surprised parents if we had any more film. In those days, a single roll of film often documented a full year's worth of holidays and other special occasions. I went on to make photographs for my high school yearbook and art department photo classes, soon knowing I had found my calling.
After receiving a BFA in photography from the University of Dayton in 1986, I went on to serve as that university's staff photographer for four years. Recruited in 1990, I am now the senior photographer for University of Wisconsin-Madison University Communications, and have received five "Photographer of the Year" awards from a national organization of communications professionals in higher education.
Through my freelance business, Jeff Miller Photography, I also tackle selective editorial assignments for a variety of publications and projects, and offer creation of candid, on-location portraits of families, friends, pets and individuals for personal use and enjoyment.
My images have been published in a number of major print and online media outlets, science publications and specialty magazines. In 2003, I was hired to photograph for America 24/7, a book series that digitally documented one week in the life of America and each state.
Since 2007, I have been humbled to tears more than once while regularly volunteering as a photographer for Flashes of Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
I am an active member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the University Photographers' Association of America. To help keep my thinking and vision fresh, I attend professional workshops and collaborate with other photojournalists whenever possible.
I share a charming 1915 home with my wife, young son and our two dogs. When we aren't busy chasing around our active boy, throwing squeak toys or doing home renovations, we do our best to nurture a garden, play outdoors and travel along paths less beaten. I'm allowed one camera on vacation.