art show opening first friday

art show opening first friday

First Friday in Sedona
Featured Artist at The Gallery of Modern Masters

I told you I had some news… And here it is.

I’ll be the featured artist at The Gallery of Modern Masters for the month of September. First Friday in Sedona will mark the opening of my new work being displayed. September 7th you are invited to join us for some wine and light hors’ dourves from 5 PM til 8 PM.

There will be new pieces on display for the first time. It turns out I must be in my ‘Gold Period’. Most of the new imagery features golden tones. Didn’t really think about it it just kind of turned out that way. Must be in honor of the fall season. I chat with Tom Taback of KAZM about my art and process for its creation. You can listen to the 20-minute KAZM Radio show Tech Talk from August 28th below.

 Tech Talk on KAZM August 28, 2018

canvas prep for new show at gallery of modern mastersNew work being prepped for Gallery of Modern Masters Show

Friday, September seventh 5 PM – 8 PM
Gallery of Modern Masters
671 State Route 179
(Hillside Sedona)
Sedona, Arizona 86336
928-282-3313 Toll-free 888-282-3313

Yours in Creative Photography,      Bob

kazm radio show

KAZM Radio – Tech Talk

This is the show I appear on every month for about 1/2 hour. (listening time 20 minutes) On Tech Talk, I chat with Tom Tabback about photography and the tech that goes along with it. In this edition, we talk about a family portrait that was almost a world record,** art and the creation of art in photography, the value of a photographic muse and camera tech.

KAZM RADIO – Tech Talk audio

Tom tabback interview photoHere’s Tom!!

We have a great time on this show but we talk about some serious stuff!

Yours in Creative Photography,      Bob

** PS – there will be a more in-depth post with the family portrait later this month here on successful-photographer

bobs talkin 2

Bob’s Talkin’ – Part 2

KAZM Radio Show – Sedona, Arizona

Last week I got to talk with Tom Tabback on my Monthly ‘Tech Talk’ show. We chatted about art and Lumix cameras and more. The show is about twenty minutes long. If you have any questions please let me know!

tom taback with bob coates on the radio

KAZM Radio Tech Talk 6/13/2018

tech_talk_logo_newYours in Creative Photography,         Bob

kazm radio show tech talk

kazm radio show tech talk

Kazm Radio – Tech Talk with Tom Taback

tom taback & bob coates on the radioSedona on-air personality Tom Taback and Bob Coates (That’s me!) recording a program for later playback

Twenty minutes of conversation with Tom about photography, cameras, my recent travels teaching, and art. Tech Talk is on KAZM radio Wednesdays. I had the opportunity to share ideas about new technology in photography. Fun show! Listen now.

kazm radio logoYours in Creative Photography,       Bob

tech talk on kazm

tech talk on kazm

Tech Talk Radio Show – KAZM Radio

Had a chance to visit with Tom Taback (sitting in for Mike) on my monthly Tech Talk appearance at KAZM Radio station in Sedona, Arizona.

tom taback with bob coates on the radioTaback & Coates recording Tech Talk – Photo by Josh using the Lumix FZ2500

Tom and I chat about new Lumix cameras and some of the features that help get well exposed images. We also chat about advanced features, creating art and where I’ll be traveling to share info on photography and the Lumix line of cameras.

Yours in Creative Photography,      Bob

PS – In the program I refer to the Lumix FZ1000 (which is a fine camera too!) as the camera I have with me. It is actually the newer model Lumix FZ2500


six k photo mode

six k photo mode

6K Photo Mode – Post Focus on Tech Talk

Post Focus is a handy mode to have in your toolkit. It makes it possible to create a hyper focus image with depth of field that rocks the house. Here’s an example I made when I was recording the Tech Talk Radio show with Mike Tabback at KAZM Radio in Sedona.

Here’s the Tech Talk Show which aired on May 10, 2017. We chat about the new technology in the Lumix GH5 including an almost endless focus available in using the Post Focus Mode. Find the demo capture and final image below.

KAZM – Tech Talk Show with Mike Tabback and Bob Coates Photography

First, here’s the video clip created with Six K Photo Mode. The recorded clip is less than two seconds. I have extended it to about six seconds in order you to see the camera making its way through the 225 focus points.

mike tabback kazm radioAbove is the image fully merged using the in-camera settings of show host Mike Tabback.
Sharp front to back! And everywhere in between
Creates an almost image size of almost 5000 pixels.

There would have been no way to have the KAZM logo on the microphone in focus as well as Mike further into the scene no matter what f-stop was used in a single capture. When a lens gets stopped down to the smallest aperture diffraction and diffusion get introduced to the image which can hurt image quality.

Image was made with the Lumix GH5 camera with the 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 Leica DG Vario-Elmarit Lens 

Yours in Creative Photography,         Bob

PS – If you have questions about using this technique or any ideas for future blog posts don’t hesitate to give me a shout. As a Lumix Luminary, I get the opportunity to work with a lot of the new technology including the GH5 Camera and some of the newer lenses that have been released. Leave a comment on this post or email [email protected]