David Copithorne


Calgary, Alberta, Canada
History is constantly being recorded to some extent. My motivation and dedication is to capturing the amazing scenarios that are missed by the average eye. That’s why photography and filmmaking is something so unique and special to me. Its amazing how a small device can freeze a visual representation of what I see and turn it into a physical image or movie that will last a lifetime. I seek natural scenarios that you can’t find in a studio and attempt to visually adapt the vast crooks and corners of the world into my own creative output. To me, that’s where amazing photographs are born - that split second can change your life and ready or not you can change the world with a single digital image. My life is viewed through my lens. As I look back at the photos I’ve taken I am instantly teleported back to that moment in time and space. Capturing the perfect image that tells a story is something so powerful. My photographs and cinematography are an expression of travel and free spirit. I use traditional 35mm and digital photography methods to combine together for a vintage but yet modern feel. The world is my creative front with endless opportunities to be framed.

Work Experience

Icom Productions

Cinematographer and Motion Graphics Designer

January 2013 - Present Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Banff Centre


Videographer with the Marketing and Communications Department
May 2012 - Alberta, Canada

Business On Camera


Cinematographer on the production of a web commercial for The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)

June 2011 - August 2011 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Business On Camera

Director of Photography

Directed a short documentary following the return of a Canadian Lost Sudan Boy named Mijok Lang, as we searched for his long lost mother.
December 2011 - January 2012 Nairobi, Kenya


University Of Lethbridge

Bachleor of Fine Arts in New Media

Calgary, Alberta, Canada



Best Photograph in GetYourGuide Travel Photography Contest


Photographers Forum

Honorable Mention in Best of College Photography


Photographers Forum

Finalist Photographers Forum Spring Photography Contest