I have 20 years of professional photography experience in the UK, the Hawke's Bay, the Bay of Plenty and now Nelson / Tasman.
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John Miles LRPS

I was born in the UK and began taking and developing black and white photos when I was 10 years old in school darkrooms. Throughout a 25-year career in IT, I continued to photograph and film my travels, as well as my family and friends, using a variety of equipment, both analog and digital.
In 2003, I left my IT career and started John Miles Photography focusing on commercial, travel, and wedding photography, which soon became a well-loved successful business.
In 2010, I decided to emigrate from the busy and bustling UK to the peaceful and beautiful country of New Zealand, landing in Hawke's Bay.
In 2017, my partner Susan and I moved to Rotorua, where we purchased a Picture Framing Gallery. Over the course of five years, we turned it into a thriving Framing and Photography Gallery.
In 2022, we sold the business and relocated to Nelson/Tasman in the South Island, a region that is a true gift for a landscape photographer! 
During my 20 years as a professional photographer I have worked in various genres.  When asked what sort of photographer I am, I reply:
I'm a Photographer of LIFE
Natural Life, Community Life, Family Life, Street Life, Business Life
In this next phase of my professional photography career, I am focusing on Commercial Photography, specifically Business Life Photography. My goal is to help businesses present their perfect image by telling the story of who they are, what they do, how they do it, and why they do it.
I create captivating, memorable and thought-provoking images, helping businesses increase brand awareness and product recognition and attract customers.
I was recently featured in a Member Showcase article in PSNZ's Camera Talk magazine
Click below for a good read and some favourite photos:
I am an accredited Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and a member of the Photographic Society of New Zealand
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