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Bob Coates

Successful Photographer is a site devoted to, as the tagline says, Marketing, Business and the Fine Art of Photography. The purpose is to hopefully give you a head start or a leg up in your photography business and keep you from making mistakes photographers who have gone before you have made.

I’ll be sharing marketing ideas to help get and keep your business in front of potential clients. I have reinvented my business several times so I believe I’ve made enough mistakes to save you some stumbles as you work on your photo business.

New technology is creeping up on us ever faster and while I’m not a techno-geek I will share my new journey into the world of Micro 4/3rds cameras and their capabilities for stellar imaging and video capabilities. There are ways to make money with the video capabilities built into many cameras, whether Micro 4/3 or not without the steep learning curve of major video editing programs. (although I think I’m going there too!) I’ll be sharing my journey and process as I move some of my business in the Hybrid photography direction. You can do it too.

Having started making images over thirty years ago and turning full time professional photographer in March of ’94 I believe I can help you grow your imaging and business skills through coaching. I believe that so much the first hour is on me. As the site is built you will find more and more helpful photography business and marketing information.

May your photography business grow as much as you are willing to work on it!

“I am a really lucky person. I find that the harder I work the luckier I get.” Thomas Jefferson