About - milankphoto


Based in San Diego with a Professional Certificate in Photography from UCSD Extension, I specialize in photojournalism, architecture, design, real estate and events.  I have a SDPD Press Pass, am fully insured, and am a member of the Professional Photographers of San Diego County and the American Society of Media Photographers.  I am also an Industry Partner with the American Society of Interior Designers, San Diego.  I won a 2015 San Diego Press Club Best of Show Excellence in Journalism Award.  I contribute regularly to KPBS, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, the La Jolla Light, and shoot regularly for Marrokal Design & Remodeling.  My client-centered business is based on quality, service and value: I deliver what you want when you want it.

I use exclusively professional Canon gear including 5D Mark IV and 5D Mark III cameras, "L" lenses (including: 16-35mm 2.8 II, 24-70mm 2.8 II, 70-200mm 2.8 IS II, 100-400mm IS II, 50mm TS-E, 24mm TS-E II and 17mm TS-E) and pro lighting gear  (flashes, strobes, modifiers).

I'm also an independent video producer and editor.  My documentaries for KPBS-TV include ones on the science of language, the gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego air pollution  and the Hotel Del.

Before becoming a video producer, editor and photographer, I spent a number of years as a programmer/analyst at UCSD and as a senior software engineer in Silicon Valley where I was also a freelance writer for several local newspapers. I also spent a decade as a team leader and trainer at two San Francisco challenge/adventure organizations working with youth and special needs groups. I have an M.S. in Computer Science from U.C. Davis and a B.A. in Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley.

Quality and collaboration drive all my endeavors.  I enjoy working with others to produce excellent results, and hopefully having fun along the way!


Highly Recommend Milan - Hotel Photo Shoot Milan has a great eye and incredible attention to detail. He was very accommodating, easy to work with, and his shots were beautiful. We used his talent for architectural hotel photography, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Thank you Milan! Brooke B.

Milan is courteous, funny, quirky, down-to-earth, professional, knowledgeable and does good work. I really enjoyed my experience and got exactly what I asked for. I highly recommend. Audra W.

YOU ROCK!!!!!!!! The photos are beautiful!!! And you are so fast! We love it!! Thank you SOOO MUCH! We love working with you and will again soon! Lauren S.

Milan has shot several properties for us and every time we have been impressed with his ability to get the right shots to enhance our listings. Just yesterday we had an exceptionally difficult property to shoot with cars parked out front, extreemly dark interior, clutter, rough interior finishes and basically just not a very nice looking property any way you look at it. I was very concerned about if we shoud even show more than one exterior shot as the yard and interior were simply in poor condition. Even to get one good exterior shot was going to be a challange due to the overparked street. When I saw the photos which were in my e-mail just a few hours after shooting I was blown away at how great the interior and exterior phots came out. Once again Milan has outperformed my expectations and made our presentation of this home look Great!  Thanks for a job well done Milan. - Joe Ghio  THE GHIO GROUP Berkshire Hathaway HS CP

I've been using Milan for real estate photography for over a year now and I would highly recommend him, mainly for his great eye for and attention to detail. He has been responsive and professional on all my dealings with him." - Trent S., Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

"Thank you Milan for an outstanding photo shoot for my recent Ocean Beach property- you went the extra mile by including some great beach pictures, too. By the way, the property was in escrow within 3 days - the pictures were an important reason we had such great traffic!  Thank you. - Meridith Metzger, REALTOR,GRI, CNE, ABR Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

This was an interior and exterior shoot for the sale of a condo in La Jolla. Milan's attention to detail is incredible. With his eye and equipment the photos of our home amazed us, and we have lived here for 20 years. We needed the photos over night to get them into this week's listings, and he did it. The house sold in one day! - Mike G.

Milan was terrifically collaborative, thoughtful and proactive. Every bit the professional, he kept me updated at all steps so I always knew what was going on. (This was a long distance commission, so detailed communication was essential.) At the shoot, Milan thought on his feet and resolved technical and some unexpected hurdles and his results were terrific. Just as I told him. Based on his communication and creative skills, he's someone I knew I could rely on... And so can you.- Bruce R.

Milan came to do a family photo shoot for us. He provided a respectful, gracious presence while documenting an important time for our family. Milan was able to capture beautiful small moments and also artfully composed family portraits. The resulting pictures are gorgeous. We treasure them. - Gabrielle D.

Milan did an amazing job taking photos of our home and family. He was professional, punctual, patient, and very friendly with our kids. Best of all, the photos turned out beautifully! It was a pleasure working with him, and we would definitely use him again! There has been a big surge of interest in our home since we posted Milan's photos. Thanks, Milan, for the outstanding photos! - Shira K.

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