Bob Coates, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP
Based in Sedona, Arizona Bob is a professional photographer, author, speaker & educator.
Coates started taking photographs with an SLR borrowed from a friend for a vacation back in 1983. After successfully managing other peoples businesses for fourteen years while photographing on the side, Bob decided to follow the quote "Do what you love and you will become a success."
In March of 1994 he left the restaurant biz and took the leap to become a professional image maker. "In this business the variety never ceases to amaze me," says Bob. "One day shooting jewelry in the studio, the next day creating images for a brochure and yet another standing in the middle of the desert waiting for the light to get "just so." The changes in software and digital imaging continue to inspire me to create new and exciting imagery."
Bob Coates Photography "Specializes in not Specializing" this allows Bob come up with interesting new ways of photographing subjects. Combining the techniques of different types of photography leads to new ways capturing images. People who hire Bob Coates Photography do it not just for the expertise but, for the experience brought to the job.
Certified by Professional Photographers of America, Master, Artist & Craftsman Photographer. Member Arizona Professional Photographers Association & American Society of Photographers.
Published Magazine Articles and Books: Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, AfterCapture, Photo Electronic Imaging, Caribbean Travel and Life, Cruise Travel, Scouting, Porthole, Realtor, New York Daily News Caribbeat, SignCraft, Sailing World, Pro-Lighting Series: Nightshots, Pro-Lighting Series: Beauty Shots, Portrait Photographers Handbook, and others…
Books published by Amherst Media - Photographer's Guide to Wedding Album Design & Sales, Photographer's Guide to Wedding Album Design & Sales Second Edition and Strategies & Techniques for the Digital Photographer.
Bob is also a photographer coach and writes a blog called Successful-Photographer with information to help photographers in the art, science, business and marketing of photographic services. Questions or ideas about things you'd like me to address here at LifePixel? firstname.lastname@example.org