Liz Copan mastered her craft at The Cleveland Institute of Art in an intensive five year fine arts program, earning her B.F.A. in Ceramics and Photography.
Her unique combination of ceramics and photography has received critical acclaim from fellow artists, critics, and galleries across the United States, including Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio in New York City. Check out her ceramic work here.
Liz was formerly a staff photographer for the United States Air Force Academy base in Colorado Springs and now works full time as a freelance photographer. Some of her clients include The Gazette, OutThereColorado.com, The American Numismatic Association, New Balance, The Switchbacks, and FloFoto, amongst others.
She is well versed in a wide range of subjects but especially is passionate about sports and athletics. She has worked with USATF, the Olympics, ESPN, the X Games, Air Force athletics, the Wounded Warrior Games, NCAA and Mountain West athletics as well as events for the Denver Broncos and USA Hockey.
As owner and lead photographer at Studio Copán, she specializes in sports and event photography, creative portraiture, and travel photography.
Her photos have been used by USAToday, The Associated Press, Military Times, Stars and Stripes Magazine, Competitor Magazine, and TravelHost.
She volunteers her photographic services to the American Cancer Society (www.pohr.org) and the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Springs (http://www.alz.org/co/) and has been involved with the History Club at USAFA.
When she is not photographing, Liz is a live music enthusiast, theatre lover, and pursues her passion for ceramics (and expanding collection of shoes and costumes).
She occasionally likes to sleep.