Bob will be sharing the thought process on how he captures and processes Landscapes and Wildlife images. Starting with the thinking behind gathering images and the final output the conversation will cover gear used and why. He favors micro 4/3rds camera and lens systems of Panasonic and Olympus. (but all techniques shared can be accomplished with any camera system) Camera supports can be of great help when making multiple exposures for panoramic, focus stacking and exposure bracketing image capture. Who knew that a tripod could help with camera artistry?? He’ll be showing how to leverage imaginative uses of Platypod and Fotopro tripod supports. Once images have made it to the sensor more creativity can be applied using software, Adobe Photoshop, NIK and other filters and techniques. Stepping through post-processing including extractions, blending and artistic touches will be demonstrated.
Bob is a lens-based artist and has had the honor and privilege to author books and articles on photography. He has presented seminars and programs from Hawaii to the Caribbean. As a former Panasonic Lumix Ambassador, he has been able to stay up with the latest technology in the micro four-thirds cameras and now uses Olympus cameras as well. Coates is a successful commercial and fine art photographer based in Sedona, AZ with his wonderful wife who makes it possible for him to do all he does in the photography industry. You can join Bob in Sedona, Arizona, a Dark Sky Community, for Milky Way and Night Sky Photography Workshops. More of Bob’s work is here. bcphotography.com coatesart.net