muse two

Photographer Muse – Part Two (or Deux if you prefer) I shared how much I enjoy working with Pash. I can’t give her enough credit for coming up with concepts she would like to pursue that lead me to new … Continue reading

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

kazm radio show tech talk

Kazm Radio – Tech Talk with Tom Taback Sedona 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 … Continue reading

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

studio photography – part two

Studio Photography – Part Two Jewelry The other day I showed you the set for photographing items in the studio with a beautiful radiating feathered edge glow around the subject..(check that post here) The images from that post were cameras … Continue reading

post focus photo mode gh5 part two

Post Focus Photo Mode – Lumix GH5 Part Two Let’s look at some more examples of using the Post Focus Photo Mode (see part one here). The focus is all throughout the image. Detail works in this case. With the … Continue reading

tuesday painterly photo art – mcclanahan

Tuesday Painterly Photo Art – Dan McClanahan For this Tuesday edition of Painterly Photo Art I have Dan whose work I have admired for quite a while. Dad Started It! This piece was photographed in my client’s garage, capturing each … Continue reading

tuesday painterly photo art – tumason

Tuesday Painterly Photo Art – Paul Tumason It’s fun to find new art and artists (to me) once you start poking around. I’m happy to share Paul’s painterly photography work with you today on the Successful-Photographer blog. Paul’s Thoughts on … Continue reading

sunday photo/art quote – thoreau

Sunday Photo/Art Quote – Henry David Thoreau Sometimes I head a little far afield of even the art world when I choose the quotes for this Sunday morning art thought. Today is one of those days. But I’ll bring it … Continue reading