Ben Kopilow APP M.Photog I
Ben is a Canberra based photographer, educator, speaker and mentor. He is the owner and principal photographer of Fusion Photography, a boutique studio he established in 2002. He has been an accredited professional photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) since 2004, serving on the ACT Division Council for 10 years. He currently holds Master of Photography honours with the institute, and is the current ACT division president.
Ben is actively involved in the broader photographic community as a mentor, lecturer and judge of various photographic competitions including the Epson ACT/ NSW Professional Photography Awards. He is a frequent guest lecturer at various photographic studies institutions and photographic societies.
Ben has experience in a broad range of photographic genres. His primary interests & expertise are in wedding, portraiture, theatre, landscape, macro and illustrative, but over the years he has also been commissioned for commercial, fashion and sports assignments. As a highly sought after wedding and events photographer he has received commissions Australia-wide and internationally including the South Pacific, Asia, Los Angeles and Italy. Ben’s large library of stock images have been published all over the world and feature on everything from book covers to billboards.
Ben has a particular passion for the language of photographic composition and has spent years studying art history, line theory, colour theory, and visual neuroscience in order to bring a deeper understanding and application of these to the art of photography.
Ben's other passions & addictions are travel, chocolate, jazz, books, musical theatre, Italy, and his wife Melinda!