Michael Campbell was born and raised in London. Campbell has been a leading pioneer in the art of digital photography and has taught his techniques to photographers in more than a dozen countries in workshops and seminars and Webinars.
He first became interested in creative photography while working a research scientist for Kodak in England. He went on to become senior lecturer in Photographic Technology at the Kodak Photographic School, then taught a degree level courses in photography and film at the famous school of photography in Salisbury England.
In 1980 he came to California to interview Ansel Adams for a major article Campbell was writing on American landscape photographers. He stayed with Ansel in Carmel for several days, then instead of returning to the UK he took a professorship at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. In 1989 he moved to San Diego and opened his photography studio specializing in portraiture and commercial photography. That year his prints of dancers from the California Ballet took first and second place out of 8000 entries in the professional Photographers of America Competition.
Michael was a single dad and part time school track coach while his son Alex was at Scripps High School . Alex won the California State Games and set a new school record in the high jump of 6 feet 8 inches and went on to get a track scholarship and compete for UCI while studying to become a surgeon. Michael held the UK record for the same event in the sixties and seventies in Britain. He has a masters degree in geology and when he is not making portraits, he still loves to explore and photograph the California Landscape and he has sold his prints in galleries on both sides of the Atlantic.