Sedona News – Join the Sedona Camera Club for a presentation by Sedona resident and professional photographer Bob Coates. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022, at the Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Road, Sedona. Doors open at 5:30.
Bob will speak on taking your photography to a different level utilizing post-processing with Adobe Photoshop. Coates bills himself as a Lens Based Artist due to all his source material coming through a camera lens. “After that, all bets are off!” laughs Coates. “It’s a virtual digital darkroom with unlimited possibilities,” he adds. Images are blended, manipulated and color enhanced along with techniques to add depth and dimension.
Photography is Bob’s love and passion. He came to photography because he would take a business to a certain level and the challenge would be gone. Bob hates being bored! After twenty-plus years as a pro-photographer, he still finds excitement in learning new ways to push those pixels around. He’s constantly pushing the envelope to get more depth and dimension into his imagery. Sometimes that means testing the limits of new camera technology or pushing software beyond the uses for which it was designed.
Bob “Specializes in not Specializing’ because he’s found that each genre of photography informs the next. For example, his experimentation in creating original digital art has been working its way into his commercial images. This gives Bob the ability to add more depth and dimension to the images he creates.
That can really help images jump off the page, whether it be in a magazine, newspaper, collateral material, or website. We only have a moment to capture attention in this busy, image-laden world and solid imagery helps get your message across quickly.
A Lens Based Artist, Commercial Photographer, Author and Photo Educator, Bob has mastered many of the genres in the photographic world. His photography is award winning and has helped represent the US in the Photographic World Cup. In addition, he has presented photography programs from Hawaii to the Caribbean.
The Club does not have any requirements for COVID precautions. Attendees are welcome to wear masks if they wish.
Presentations, hosted by the Sedona Camera Club, are free to members. There is a $5 fee for guests. Local photographers are encouraged to join to support bringing high-quality speakers to promote interest in photography and develop photographic skills. Membership costs $35 for the whole year. For more information on the Sedona Camera Club, go to sedonacamera.club.