• May 2014

Photographer and Videographer John David Coppola

Photographer John David Coppola specializes in covering high-profile events and conventions for organizations in Washington, DC,—including The Marshall Legacy Institute, The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, and the Mintz Levin law firm, among others.

The native Washingtonian has a passion for travel. For work, and often for play, his favorite destinations include London, Paris, Beijing, Barcelona, Tokyo, Seoul, Rome—and, of course, cities throughout the United States. In fact, as we were writing this article, he was on a shoot in Portland, OR, and took this breathtaking image of a waterfall (see below).

John received his Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in photography at the American University in Washington, DC. He also did post-graduate work in Photoshop and digital photography.

In recent years, he has started shooting video, and he brings his signature “life in motion” style to every project he works on. In fact, he recently filmed three pilots for the InkandescentTV.com show Truly Amazing Women TV.

Music is also a passion for this versatile artist. Pictured right, he captures the lyrical qualities of the Sri Lankan ceremonial dance group, Asanga Domask and Serendib Dance, when they performed for a diplomatic reception in Washington DC.

When he’s not attached to his cameras, Coppola is a professional upright and electric bassist. See where he’s playing next at www.johndc.com.

Scroll down to see more of John David Coppola’s photography.

Click here to learn more about John: JohnDC Photography.

And don’t miss his videos on Truly Amazing Women TV.


A classic view of the US Capitol: Shot for the website homepage of the Washington-based National Parking Association.


That’s why they make the big bucks: Lufthansa German Airlines exec Natalie Hartman Trapasso has very little free time. She had an hour in between meetings, so we shot this business photo in the living room of her home.


The magic of black and white: Even though model Kerry McAteer has vivid red hair, this image showed off her beauty in a more nuanced way. That’s why I love shooting photos in black and white—they often tell an even more powerful story.


Strength shows: Military officer Bryce Adams needed a new headshot for his resume—and he didn’t have time to scout an interesting location. So we set up this shot in the kitchen of his Arlington, VA, apartment. He got the next job he applied for.


Passion is power: Perry F. Baltimore III, president and executive director of the Marshall Legacy Institute, is passionate about the evils that undiscovered landmines inflict on innocent people, animals, and communities.


Any cool heads in the House?: A heated discussion ensues at the US Capitol during congressional hearings that The US India Political Action Committee took an interest in. Pictured here is Michael E. O’Hanlon, director of research at The Brookings Institution.


Sunset in Key West: “Once in awhile you get shown the light, in the strangest places if you look at it right.” — Robert Hunter

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