About successfulbob

Bob Coates is a photographer, author, educator, speaker & all around fun guy based in Sedona, Arizona

ppa district competition bonus

Professional Photographers of America Southwest District Competition – Photographic Open Results Professional Photographers of America supports photographic education in many ways. One of those is through the Merit and Degree program. Two of the degrees are image based on that you … Continue reading

texas school

Texas School The Best Little Photography School in the World I spent last week in Addison Texas attending Texas School. This was my first time at this week-long orgy of photography education. It is intense. You spend a week with … Continue reading

go pet friendly part two

Go Pet Friendly – Part Two Here’s a follow-up to the post from the other day about shooting an author’s photo and some support images for a book project. Amy Burkert and her husband Rod are on the road searching … Continue reading

having a muse

It’s Good To Have A Muse muse2/ mjuːz/ noun 1.a goddess that inspires a creative artist, esp a poet Word Origin: from Old French, from Latin Mūsa, from Greek Mousa a Muse Having a fellow artist who encourages you to … Continue reading

blackwater national wildlife refuge part three

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge – Part Three If you have followed my work for any length of time, you know that I enjoy moving my work into a more painting-based look. I have taken a term I heard from Julianne … Continue reading