It's definitely true that time flies when you're having a good time! The new year is already half over as we share the sixth podcast in the "Beyond Technique" series. These podcasts are thanks to the never-ending passion for helping artists build a stronger business by PhotoShelter. On every episode, my co-host, Chamira Young, and I have learned a little more not only about our guests, but insight into business, marketing and photography.
Our guest today is Sedona-based photographer, Bob Coates. I've worked with Bob on a lot of different projects over the years and each time I think I know his work well, he surprises me with a new direction. His passion for the craft is unmatched, but it's his quest for education that's as remarkable as his work.
He never stops attending workshops to further develop his skill set, experimenting and pushing the edge of the envelope. Without question, when it comes to his work he follows that famous quote by John Burroughs:
Leap and the net will appear!
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Besides his work ethic, integrity, diversity and skill set, there's another quality I've always appreciated - he believes in being involved. He's active with PPA both in Arizona and nationally. He's a print-judge and educator, just to name two of the hats he's worn. He's also a NILMDTS (Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep) volunteer photographer. And, his blog, Successful-Photographer is loaded with information to help photographers build a more effective business model.
Check out Bob's work on his PhotoShelter website with a click on any of the images in this post. You'll also find him along with the other LUMIX Ambassadors sharing great content on the LUMIX Photographers Facebook page. They're always sharing great "how to" content, taking many of us on a creative journey into new techniques, styles and technology.
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