Started taking photographs with an SLR I borrowed from a friend for a vacation back in 1983. After successfully managing other peoples businesses for 14 years while photographing on the side, I decided to follow the quote "Do what you love and you will become a success."
In March of 1995 got out of the restaurant biz and took the leap to become a professional photographer. The wonderful thing about this job is the continual learning and growth. Every day is a new discovery, a new way of seeing and new way of processing images to see my reality come to life. In this business the variety never ceases to amaze me. One day shooting jewelry in the studio, the next day getting images for a brochure, the next capturing a personality and yet another standing in the middle of the desert waiting for the light to get "just so."
At Bob Coates Photography we "Specialize in not specializing" this allows us to come up with interesting new ways of photographing subjects. Combining the techniques of different types of photography and Photoshop techniques leads to new ways capturing images. People who hire Bob Coates Photography do it not just for the expertise - but also for the experience brought to the job.
Bob Coates Photography is totally digital for the quality and speed to serve you properly. We provide digital files on CD, DVD, print or via the web. Printing, postproduction and retouching are available in house.
Bob Coates Photography is based in Sedona, Arizona and available for location and travel assignments as well as studio productions, brochures and editorial. Certified Master Craftsman Photographer by Professional Photographers of America. Member - Arizona Professional Photographers Association, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and other photographic associations.
Published Magazines and Books: Caribbean Travel and Life, Cruise Travel, Scouting, Porthole, Realtor, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, Professional Photographer, Photo Electronic Imaging, New York Daily News Caribbeat, SignCraft, Sailing World, Pro-Lighting Series: Nightshots, Pro-Lighting Series: Beauty Shots. Books published by Amherst Media written by Bob - Photographer's Guide to Wedding Album Design & Sales and Strategies and Techniques for the Digital Photographer.