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Leveraging Todays Technology For More Creative Images By Bob Coates

  • Tue, December 05, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Abilities360: 5025 E Washington St, Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ 85034


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Leveraging Todays Technology For More Creative Images

Bob Coates.M.Photog.Cr.MA., CPP

We have more creative tools than ever built into our cameras. The gear is becoming lighter, faster and sharper than ever. Technology is making it possible for making more Creative Images than ever before. 

We can now remotely control the camera via wifi and see what the camera is seeing. Pull 8MP stills from 4K video, pick focus after the fact, create Time-lapse videos in camera. Capture an image after something has already happened. (I know it was hard for Bob to believe too!) 

Intelligent Auto can determine the subject matter and give preprogrammed settings so you can concentrate on composition. Let’s not forget post-processing techniques to work on the images after capture. It’s a great time to push the envelope! 

Bob will share how he’s combining the new tech from Panasonic Lumix Cameras, Adobe Photoshop and Aurora 2017 HDR software to make photography fun again.

About The Speaker:

Bob Coates - M.Photog.M.Artist. Cr., CPP

Lumix Luminary

Coates started his official pro career in March of 1995 after picking up and putting down a camera for the previous Thirteen years. Based in the Caribbean for the beginning three years of business Bob concentrated on commercial photography. He was dragged kicking and screaming into the wedding side of the business and then embraced weddings. Upon his move to Sedona, Arizona to get out of the path of hurricanes weddings were mixed with some commercial work. Coming full circle Bob is back to concentrating solely on commercial projects and creating an art décor line and leaving weddings behind.

Articles for magazines and books authored by Bob are part of how he gives back to the photographic community. In addition, Bob has presented programs from Hawaii to the Caribbean including National platforms at Imaging USA and other venues. Judging local and International print competitions is another way Bob has shares his expertise in the industry.

Bob has always believed in giving back to the community using his photographic skills. Among lots of community projects a couple notable ones were a calendar based on the movie Calendar Girls that raised money and garnered lots of community awareness and National press for the Sedona Arts Center. He also photographed, designed, printed and sold a calendar for the Sedona Community Center raising almost $10,000.

Bob currently lives and works from his residential studio in Sedona, AZ with his wife Holly.

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