Bob Coates - Personal Photography Projects

  • 24 Sep 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Road Mansfield MA


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

Presented by 

Bob Coates
sponsored by Lumix

Monday September 24, 2018

Registration starts at 9AM
Program begins at 10 AM

NEW LOCATION: Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Road Mansfield MA
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Bob Coates - M.Photog.M.Artist. Cr., CPP

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 websites, 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 earn 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.

Bob 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 expanded and 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 his local community using his photographic skills. Among numerous fundraising 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 titled Flowers for Food for the Sedona Community Center raising over $10,000. 

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

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