Cooper Temple is a self-taught, part-time photographer with 8 years of experience in portraits, family shoots, baby shoots, events, weddings, commercial products, and real estate. He's also passionate about travel and nature photography, which he displays in art shows and local magazines.
I love the sense of adventure that comes with carrying my camera. I become much more aware of my surroundings when I have my equipment and am forced to move through my environment with more care and observation. I'm also constantly fascinated by the people and stories photography has allowed me to access, especially when traveling. I've met incredibly interesting people and been able to capture a glimpse of their personality using my camera.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I briefly touched on it above, but I try to make each person in my shoots feel comfortable enough that their personality shines through in the photos. I try not to pose them too much as long as it doesn't affect the composition and instead allow them to present themselves in the way they feel most comfortable.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Published in Persona magazine University of Arizona Honors College study abroad photo contest winner
A fun fact about this photographer
I've been chased by a moose and have a tattoo of an artichoke :)