Biography - ellenmartin

P.O. Box 1058
Lexington, VA 24450



"I have operated a professional photography studio in Lexington, VA, since 1997. I am passionate about photography. It gives me a platform for perpetual learning with unlimited opportunities. I create fine art photographs for exhibit and sale in my film and digital darkrooms and take pride in often doing my own mat/framing.  Outside the studio I enjoy hiking, camera in hand, with the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club 'Happy Hikers'; swimming; and traveling with my husband and two Scottish Terrier dogs."

"My well-equipped studio has a large commercial work space where I photograph works of art for artists, museums, and gift shops."


Fine Art Exhibits and Education

Fine Art: Photos are available:

- Virginia Born and Bred, Lexington, VA 

- Allegheny Highlands Arts &Craft Center, Clifton Forge, VA


- 2017  Center for Fine Art Photography,  Fort Collins, CO, Juried Exhibit

- 2017   Arts Center In Orange, VA, Two-Artists Exhibit

2017 Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, West VA, Featured Artist

- 2016 Ox Eye Vineyards Tasting Room, Staunton, VA, Featured Artist

- 2009-Present - Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center

- 2012-2016 - Studio Host/Exhibitor - Lexington Rockbridge Studio Tour

Photo Education:

- 2017 - Christopher James, Ziatype/Platinum/Paladium Workshop

- 2016 Adobe Lightroom, Dabney Lancaster Community College

- 2015 Paul Taylor, Platinum/Palladium Workshop

- 2014 Carl Weese, Platinum/Palladium Workshop

- 2011 George De Wolfe, Black and White Workshop

- Brooks institute of Photography, semester specialized study in Lighting Theory

- Northern Virginia Community College - black and white, color, studio


Commercial Clients


  - Photographer, part-time, Reeves Center and Lee Chapel Museum, Washington and Lee University 1997-2016. Photos include the University’s extensive art and porcelain collections.

- Photographer, Welsh Construction Company, Lexington, VA. Welsh has won several regional awards with support of Ellen’s photographs.

- Photographer, Virginia Born and Bred, Lexington, VA for their web catalogue.

Awards and Books


 July 2016 - First Place, Photography, Bath County Art Show

July 2015 - First Place, Photography, Bath County Art Show

July 2008 - First Place, Photography, Bath County Art Show

May 2008 - Second Place, Rockbridge Arts Guild Art on the Green


Photographer and Co-Owner with Anne D. McClung of Alone Mill Publishing:

    - Rockbridge County Log Structures, 2008

    - Healing Waters, Tranquil Valleys, Bath County, Virginia, 2004

    - Among These Ancient Mountains, the Story of Rockbridge County, Virginia, 2001

    - Goshen Pass, A Magical Place in Virginia; 1999.

Photographer: Chinese Export Porcelain in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University, over three hundred color images, 2003.

Co-author/Photographer: Historic Hong Kong Walks, 5-Walks on Hong Kong Island, 1988.

Homage to Vivian Maier


Member Virginia Professional Photographs Association, Retired (VPPA)

Member,  Rockbridge Camera Club

Member , Rockbridge Arts Guild

Ellen Martin Photography, © 2017

All Rights Reserved

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