How I Got into Photography
I first became interested in photography as a teenager photographing what every I could, but mainly the local music scene in Newcastle. I went to college in Tynemouth and studied A-Level photography, as well as biology, chemistry and physics. At the time, I used film, shooting on a Pentak K-1000 given to me by my Mum's partner, which I still have to this day. I spent lots of time learning how to develop and print photographs. I applied for a BA (Hons) in photography at UCLAN, in Preston. Throughout my degree, I photographed fashion shoots, photographed portraits of people with anxiety and other documentary shoots. My proudest moment was being shortlisted as The Guardian's Student Photographer of the year 2008. I graduated with a 2:1 and decided to start my business in photography. I was firstly, a commercial and portrait photographer, overtime I keep getting asked if I photographed weddings. I soon did my first few weddings for friends and clients. I was then hooked. Every wedding is different and lets me still be creative behind the lens as well as getting to work in some amazing venues and for brilliant couples.
Since setting up 'Si Miller Photography' I have had the opportunity to photograph a huge variety of work, ranging from fashion shoots, industrial processes, advertising campaigns, to thousands of products and many many different events. I have worked all over the country with commercial businesses and private clients. My interest in wedding photography started around five years ago. Since that time, I have photographed close to a hundred weddings both in the local area and around the country. I am lucky enough to have family around the country, so I always have somewhere to stay when I travel for work and love visiting new places.