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Meet Bob of Bob Coates Photography

There’s no getting around it. I LOVE photography.

A friend once said, “ I’ll bet you have more pixels swimming around in your veins the you have red and white blood cells!” I’m going to guess that’s what comes from living, sleeping, eating, and breathing the photographic process.

It’s all about being and staying creative. I 'Specialize in not Specializing' because I’ve found that each genre of photography informs the next. For example, my experimentation in creating original digital art has been working it’s way into my commercial images. This gives me the ability to add more depth and dimension to the images I create. That can really help your images jump off of the page, whether it be in a magazine, newspaper, collateral material, or your website. You only have a moment to capture attention in this busy, image-laden world and solid imagery helps get your message across to your clients quickly.

I came to photography because I would take a business to a certain level and the challenge would be gone. I hate being bored. After twenty-plus years as a pro-photographer, I still find excitement in learning new ways to push those pixels around. I guess that’s why my clients trust me to take their product and personality images to the next level. I put the same effort into a business portrait that I would into a product shoot or art project.

I am constantly pushing the envelope to get more depth and dimension into my imagery. Sometimes that means testing the limits of new camera technology or pushing software beyond the uses for which it was designed.

If I were to describe my photography business in ten words or less it would be, “I make people, places, and products look better than good!”


Fine Art Photo-Synthesis

Taking your images to another level is one way to set yourself apart from other photographers. Bob has chosen to move his images to a more-painterly feel. He accomplishes this by fusing many images together utilizing a single subject blended together with many textures from nature, decaying made-made items and everyday items found through serendipity. The end result is an image that has depth and dimension and will often reveal different things to the viewer no matter how many times it is seen.

Coates originally designed this for fine art application but has found ways to bring the technique over into his commercial business. Join Bob as he shares many of the ways to accomplish the look and move it into your business. Setting yourself apart by creating imagery that is only available through you is a way to stay ahead of your competition… And bring some fun back to your photography business.


See Bob speak on Monday 9am to 12pm. 
Register here to learn Fine Art Photo-Synthesis today!

Personal Projects – Why, How… And how to make Money by doing them.

You got into photography because you liked it. Enjoyed the challenge of creating new images… Then you turned it into a business and photography wasn’t quite as much fun anymore. Marketing, sales, building web sites, printing, framing, retouching started to suck the joy right out of your life.

Personal Projects can get you juiced again and help your business too! Bob will show you how he used these ideas to make photography fun again and make money while you are at it.

This is a program of creative ideas and techniques along with simple business marketing. They go hand in hand to help put your business back on track to the joy you first felt before you turned photography into a business.


See Bob speak on Monday 3pm to 5:30pm. 
Register here to learn about Bob's Personal Projects today!


The Professional Photographers of Washington

27088 Ohio Ave NE
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 818-4348



President: Chris Wooley
chris@headsandtailsphoto.com / 
509.688.7960

Vice President: Rachel Hathaway
rachelhathaway@hotmail.com / 360.961.5443

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Executive Manager: Faye Johnson
   fayejohnson@comcast.net / (360) 509-6994 



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