About successfulbob

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

night sky photography

Photographing the Night Skies I was always a little hesitant about photographing the sky after dark. Never could quite make it work out. Either the focus was off, or exposures were wrong, or both! Then it came time for me … Continue reading

6K photo mode

6K Photo Mode post Focus – Lumix GH5 Ran into a very interesting phenomenon pointed out by my wife. She was working in the yard and saw these long strands of moving stuff. (tech talk here) Never saw anything like … Continue reading

international photographic competition 2017 artist

International Photographic Competition 2017 – Artist Category You can check out the post from yesterday about my Photographic Open entries in the Professional Photographers of America IPC competition. In that post you will also see the elements that the judges … Continue reading

international photographic competition 2017

The International Photographic Competition (IPC) 2017 Professional Photographers of America (PPA) hold a photographic competition each year. Judges from around the country assemble in Georgia near Atlanta in the Gwinnitt Technical College in Lawrenceville. Five thousand eight hundred images were … Continue reading

density range gh5

Density Range of the Lumix GH5 Mucking about in New Orleans while in town speaking at the Professional Photographers Association of Louisiana last week. I took my relatively new ** Lumix GH5 and the Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 lens out for … Continue reading