Biography

After 13 years as a professional photographer, there isn’t much that Tim hasn’t photographed or situations he’s not run into and he’s still passionate about what he get’s to do for a living. Having such a diverse base of experience to draw from, Tim is able to pull from his creative and technical tool box the ability to creatively solve solutions for his clients.

Although Tim has an impressive list of clients, it’s not about what he’s done in the past so much as what he can do for his future clients. Tim says, “I strive to always do my very best and put the clients needs first while maintaining creative integrity.” Tim is easy to work with, reliable and honest. Tim works with a T.O.S, model releases and contracts to insure complete professionalism.

 

Tim’s Style

Tim’s creative style comes from the way he sees attributes of every day life, using, angles, light, shadow, color, and shapes all present in daily life all around us. Tim’s style is unique and the way he approaches capturing an image is unique to the way he sees the subject, whether it’s branding for a client or custom stock photos- whether using a shallow depth of field or a macro shot to bring out detail, or a telephoto lens  often times Tim’s photography is more about story telling when you see his images than just a well taken photograph.

“I want people to pause, think and look at what caught my eye about a subject I’ve captured, especially nature photography.” Hopefully, they will see what I saw when I stopped to capture that image”, Tim says. Tim is very skilled in post production creativity but most of the time; I want the viewer to appreciate what I saw and why I took the shot in it’s original form without taking away or adding to the image later in post.”

A partial list of athletes and celebrities photographed

Kelly Slater (Ten time world Surfing Champion)

Bethany Hamilton – Pro Surfer, Carissa Moore – US OPEN of SURFING 2010 Female Champion, Mike Mason (World Champion ASA Freestyle Motocross), Twitch – Jeremy Stenberg – Winter X Games winner (Freestyle Motocross),

Mat Hoffman – Pro BMX rider, Chad Kagy – Pro BMX rider, Gold Metal Winner X Games 12 (Freestyle Vert Comp) Nastia Liukin, Gold Medalist / Olympic Champion in Skating and Gymnastics. Celebrities such as; Aly Michalka, Hellcats TV show – Aly & AJ Disney Channel. Victoria Justice – Actor, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1842439/

Nigel Lithgoe – So you think you can dance

Rico Rodriguez- Modern Family

William H. Macy – Actor, Director, Jonny Knoxville (Philip John Clapp), Steve-O (Gilchrist Glover) Comedian and actor, Joe Estevez – Actor

Celebrity Chef, Author and Entrepreneur on the Food Network – Chef Michael Chiarello

Musicians; Brian Wilson – Musician, Lou Adler, Cherie Currie, Ramones- Musicians,

Other public personalities: Gloria Allred (Attorney), Dignitaries; Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark

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About the photographer –

TC Photography & Design is a short version of Tim Copeland Photography, Tim explains, “I just shortened the name for simplicity.” Tim offers full service commercial photography and is skilled in both studio and on location, photo retouching and printing custom framed wall art.

Tim is a member in good standing with NPPA National Press Photographers Association and is a published award winning photographer with photos displayed at Hoag Hospital, magazines, newspaper and web sites.

Tim has two great kids who he adores and are his reason for doing what he does. Tim tell’s his two kids, follow your passion and dreams, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish your dreams, set a path…set your goals and if you can dream it you can achieve it.  I dedicate every photo I take to you both.