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Michael Cope Photography LLC

Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

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About

Michael Cope Photography LLC located near Chesterfield,Virginia,23832 provides Animals & Pets,Events,Nature & Wildlife,Photojournalism,Travel photography services.

There’s an old saying that cameras don’t make pictures, artists do. It’s true. But artists are only as good as the tools they bring to their craft.

 

Today the #1 most-used camera, the device tracked by people who survey these things, is the iPhone. Most people look at their phone screens for images.

I had to teach my kids what a photograph is – and what it can be. What a photographic print actually is – and why it’s a valuable document of a moment in time. I showed them how to hold a wet, medium-format negative after I finished processing it. 

Digital cameras today are powerful computers with razor-sharp optics, but I’ve always felt there was something missing from the digital image. There is a texture and feel that cannot be obtained with a digital device. So, I’ve always used both toolsets. Each has their purpose. Thousands of my clients have enjoyed seeing and enjoying the difference over the last 30+ years. So will you.

 

My first camera was handed to me in 1976. A Canon AE-1. It set my course for this life. I remember to this day staring at the brochure. That was the spark. I’ve been “shooting” ever since. I moved on to Nikon cameras, Hasselblad, Leica, and Mamiya over the years -- exotic names for pro-grade gear. There’s no substitute for shooting with the best. All of my work is run through professional grade equipment.

Cut my teeth primarily as a photojournalist, but my experience covers the breadth and depth of almost every conceivable type of photography. A few of the organizations I’ve worked for:

 

Navy News

Journal Messenger

Potomac News

Associated Press

Richmond News Leader

Commonwealth Times

Richmond Times Dispatch

The Virginian Pilot

Numerous album covers, promotional headshots, marketing/advertising work. 

23 years as a wedding photographer.

 

I look forward to working for you and together documenting an event, an opportunity to capture forever that moment in time that lasts a pure second. Memories alone are imperfect. Photography delivers the joy of recalling life’s passages in a medium that everyone can share. Photographs bring memories flooding back. Don’t let them slip away.

 

Give me a call, jot a text or write an email. Let me know your thoughts.

 

 


Animals & Pets, Events, Nature & Wildlife, Photojournalism, Travel

Black & White, Candid, Documentary, Environmental, Illustrative, Natural Light, Photojournalistic, Retro, Romantic, Traditional, Vintage

Contact

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40
Years in business
Travels internationally
Available to shoot on location

Service Area

10221 Krause Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832-9998, United States