Author Archives: Clive Copeman

Commercial and portrait photographer, photography teacher, musician. Unflappable behind a camera, unstoppable in front of a blues band.
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A little Italian Renaissance

My black and white paper rolls have served me very well over the years for head shots and portraits. The white is clean and professional and versatile too, since I can underexpose or put a […]

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Zantedeschia

Environmental portraiture really appeals to me. It gives you more material with which to tell your client’s story. The minute I walked into Zantedeshia’s workspace and met her, I knew what that story was, and […]

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Janis, in a fresh light

Janis is a colleague from my days in television. It was time for her to update her CV and profile pictures so she came to me for some studio pictures. As a kids’ TV director, […]

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Shot of the Week #258

Hidden Lake This was my base camp last weekend, for a mountain bike ride up to the summit of Mount Saint Bathans. Above the Omarama Saddle at 1553 metres, the name Hidden Lake is apt. While […]

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Shot of the week #257

Not anti style, just… This shot comes from Dunedin’s Wharf street. The historic asbestos-roofed wharf sheds there are being demolished to make way for car parking, so I thought I’d pop along and get a […]

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Chain Saw Chain: Conference Photography

Shooting conferences is a job I relish. It’s full of challenges and compromises that have to be made and every job you do, you learn something. The Stihl National Conference in Dunedin was pretty typical. […]

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Camping at Glendhu Bay

Jetski at the gates of dawn Parkin Bay, Glendhu Bay, Roy’s Peak We’re one of those Kiwi families that camp at the same spot at Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka every summer. It’s one of our […]

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Southern Rehab Conference Photography: Storytelling.

Conference photography just happens to be another of my specialties. Much as I like the painstaking approach to creating pictures, covering a conference is a little different.  Conference photography is demanding. You’re shooting run-and-gun, taking […]

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Dinner at Larnach Castle

Dunedin’s heritage buildings offer me such fantastic shoot locations. This job came with its own: Larnach Castle. The roll-out of the new dinner menu for guests starts with a tasting session for the staff, so […]

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Trucks!

Once again, I’ve been guilty of just getting on with the work and not sharing enough! My excuse is that I now have more students than ever. Giving feedback on photos is easy, giving something […]

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