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Welcome to Michael Campbell Photography

Thank you for visiting my web site. I am a professional photographer from London now based in California. I offer my services nationwide as well as internationally.

I have specialized for 30 years on portrait photography and have taught hundreds of students both in Europe and the US. My two entries in the Professional Photographers of America print competition took first and second place out of 8000 entires.

With the change from film to digital photography and advances in lighting and camera technology I no longer am restricted to a studio using the painted back drops that photographers have used for decades. With modern methods I can set up a portrait setting in almost any environment and so make every setting unique to each subject.

In addition to portraiture, I also specialize in landscape photography. I originally came to California from England to study with the world famous photographer Ansel Adams and currently am working on a coffee table book of landscape photographs taken in Scotland on the Sacred Isle of Iona. I will soon be returning to Scotland for another book using a camera drone to photograph historic castles for the Clan Campbell Society .

Another very challenging interest of mine is photographing hummingbirds, and I have won several competitions with my images of these elusive little creatures and have published two books of photographs of the birds.

Please look through examples of my photography in the galleries and contact me if you have any questions.

Michael Campbell
Michael Campbell Photography | 858-761-4939

9984 Scripps Ranch Blvd #141
San Diego, CA 92131


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Meet The Talented Photographer

  • Michael Colin Campbell
    • Michael Colin Campbell is a master photographer of the first rank who has worked, studied, and hobnobbed with some of photography’s all-time greats. He is also a fascinating and multi-talented individual with a background and knowledge base so remarkably diverse that his astounding photographic versatility is the inevitable consequence of who he is, namely an international athlete, scientist, photographer, artist, writer, track coach, geologist, college professor; or in other words a 21st century renaissance man.


  • "Michael Campbell's portraits took first and second place out of 8000 entries in Professional Photographers of America Competition. This is the first new and exciting idea I have seen in photography in fifteen years of print judging. All of his prints would score in the high nineties in National competition. An extraordinary and unique achievement. Some of his portraits remind one of Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post Covers, others have the qualities of the great master paintings of the 17th and 18th century in Europe. I believe Michael Campbell has really developed a new and very beautiful style of portraiture."
    Ken Whitmire, National Print Judge for Professional Photographers of America
  • "Michael Campbell is
    the next generation in master artists. He combines the eye, experience,
    sensitivity and technique of the consummate portrait photographer, with the unequalled scientific knowledge of digital ingenuity, clarity and enhancement. If you want visual beauty at its exquisite best, Michael Campbell has the magic touch."
    Dr. Denis Waitley, Author & Management Consultant
  • "In over twenty years of experience, and countless thousands of dollars, I have never seen or enjoyed such incredible photographic masterpieces as those produced by Michael Campbell. He is perhaps the finest business and portrait photographer working in America today. His work is beautiful, finely retouched with the most advanced techniques in digital photography, and superior to anything I have seen."
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