Brian Miller, based in Dunedin, New Zealand, is the author of the pocket book, 'Digital Cameras the easy way', which has sold over 12 000 copies. Since 2009 Brian has run Digital Photography for Beginners classes each year - over 600 students have now attended these 6 week classes.

I began using a camera when I was 12 and spent decades in darkrooms. From 1971 I spent 13 years working in Papua New Guinea, training secondary science teachers and running school book production. During that time I photographed village life all over the highlands and in 1983 The Highlands of Papua New Guinea was published. This book has been out of print for years but copies can be found on

In 1984 I returned to New Zealand and spent over 20 years running Tapui Children’s Books selling books to school around the South Island. In 2005 I suddenly converted from film to digital and wrote Digital Cameras the easy way – a pocket book for beginners who do not have years of experience in photography.

In 2007 with my wife Diane Miller , we set up a publishing company Lifelogs Ltd. and have since published 10 books, writing about half of those ourselves. Most of my photography now is to illustrate my books.

In 2009 I began running digital photography classes for beginners, initially mainly for retired people with compact cameras, but each year the age of the participants gets younger and the size of the cameras gets bigger. Now the bulk of the cameras in the classes are SLRs or mirrorless and the ‘students’ range from teenagers upwards.

Read reviews of the classes here.


Brian Miller

Lifelogs Ltd
Directors: Brian Miller & Diane Miller

31 Marine Parade
Macandrew Bay

Postal Address:
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PHONE: from within New Zealand  : 03 4761 453
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The Highlands of Papua New Guinea – by Brian Miller

Digital Cameras the easy way – Top-selling pocket guide to digital photography fro beginners. Buy online here.

Otago Central Rail Trail easy guide – Top-selling pocket guide to the first Rail Trail in New Zealand. Buy online here.

Capturing Light – Roy Miller – New Zealand Stained Glass Artist, Brian Miller’s latest book, published October 2016. Check