Fine Art Photo-Synthesis and Print Competition
Bob Coats  Workshop:



Saturday November  19th   6 :00pm to 9:00 pm

Sunday November 20th   9:00am to 4:00pm

 $99.00 for PPANM Members

 $99.00 + $85 for Non PPANM Members

 Includes 1 year  PPANM Membership for 2017

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 with many textures from nature, decaying made-made items and everyday items found through serendipity. The 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 means to accomplish the look and move it into your business. Setting yourself apart by creating imagery that is only available from you is a way to stay ahead of your competition… And bring some fun back to your photography business.

On Saturday night we’ll be going over the process on how to do Fine Art Photo-Synthesis.

Sunday we’ll put Saturday’s lessons to work. Bring your camera and laptop. We’ll go out a shoot for a little while while Bob shares some ideas on how he collects textures. We’ll all photograph a single subject and head back in to process the files together. It is very interesting to see how different the final images are from each person even though we are essentially working on the same subject. Bring along an image or two that you would like to work on. If there’s time, Bob will turn you loose to work on your own while overseeing and answering questions as you go.

Hyatt Place Albuquerque Airport
1400 Support Place
Albuquerque NM 87106

The rate is $79.00 for Saturday and includes the hot breakfast buffet.
Reservations at 888-492-8847.
Ask for the PPANM group block to receive this rate.


Bob Coates, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Started taking photographs with an SLR borrowed from a friend for a vacation back in 1983. After successfully managing other peoples businesses for 14 years while photographing on the side, Bob decided to follow the quote “Do what you love and you will become a success.”

In March of 1994 he left the restaurant biz and took the leap to become a professional photographer. Bob Says. “At the time I thought I knew something about photography…. Now that I’ve studied hard for the last 20 years I realize how much more there is to learn.

“In this business the variety never ceases to amaze me. One day shooting jewelry in the studio, the next day getting images for a brochure and yet another standing in the middle of the desert waiting for the light to get “just so.” The changes in software and digital imaging continue to inspire me.”

Bob Coates Photography “Specializes in not Specializing” this allows Bob to come up with interesting new ways of photographing subjects. Combining the techniques of different types of photography leads to new ways capturing images. People who hire Bob Coates Photography do it not just for the expertise but, for the experience brought to the job.

Certified by Professional Photographers of America, Master Craftsman Photographer, Member Arizona Professional Photographers Association, American Society of Photographers, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and other photographic associations.

Published Magazine and Book Credits: Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, AfterCapture, Photo Electronic Imaging, Caribbean Travel and Life, Cruise Travel, Sailing World, Pro-Lighting Series: Nightshots, Pro-Lighting Series: Beauty Shots, Portrait Photographers Handbook, and others…

Books published by Amherst Media written by Bob – Photographer’s Guide to Wedding Album Design & Sales, Photographer’s Guide to Wedding Album Design & Sales Second Edition and Strategies and Techniques for the Digital Photographer.

Some of the Awards and Accolades and Service Earned by Bob

• PPA National Award (through AZPPA)
• Twice President of Arizona Professional Photographers Association
• Five Fuji Masterpiece Awards • Seven Kodak Gallery Awards
• Arizona Photographer of the Year 2005, 2009, 2011
• AZPPA Top 10 Photographer of the Year Fourteen times
• American Society of Photographers State Elite Award six times
• Buddy Stewart Humanitarian of the Year Award 2011 (PPA)
• Seventeen PPA Loan Collection Prints
• Award for Professional Photography Leadership and Excellence AzPPA
• Artisan Award for Service AzPPA
• Unsung Hero Award Yavapai County
• Volunteer of the Month Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
• Approved International Photographic Judge from PPA
• PPA Diamond and Silver Award winner 2014