Bob Coleman

United StatesRogers AR, United States
20
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experience
Specialty: People, Documentary
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I shoot people for a living and have for more than 25 years. I am a professional editorial, corporate and commercial photographer in Rogers, AR. I was a photojournalist for more than 25 years, 13 as Chief Photographer of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/NW Edition. I now work for a regional magazine in Arkansas, shoot model testing for a local agency, and venture into corporate America to photograph management and their associates at major corporations headquartered in Northwest Arkansas. I love working with people to make a great image for them. I even enjoy the ones who tell me up front, "I hate having my picture made!" They are a special challenge. I love seeing their face when we are done!
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Ruth Wild
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Ruth, I think you have a good grab shot. I would have liked to see you nail the shot with tack-sharp focus. Please continue to work hard. You have a good eye for find...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.9
Photographer: don johnson
Camera:
NIKON D5000
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Hi Don. You have an excellent image here and a great story to go with it. It presents the opportunity for a great photo story if you have the time to dedicate to it a...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Tyler Nardone
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Hi Tyler! You have a nice architecture photo here. You did a great job using the leading lines and curves. Keep up the good work!
Photo Critique
Rating
9.1
Photographer: Kayla Eickmeyer
Camera:
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Hi, Kayla! You have a very nice photo here. You state that your goal was to catch her look of wonder and you have done that quite well. I like that you have converted...
Photo Critique
Rating
8
Photographer: Douglas Revell
Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Hi Douglas! First off, let me congratulate you for taking the time to practice your skills. Personal testing is one of the best ways to grow as a photographer. You ha...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.8
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Ana Isabel, you have excellent skills as a portrait photographer! Again, you tell the story with the portrait raising it far above the usual snap shot! Great choice t...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.8
Photographer: Ana Isabel Marti­nez
Camera:
Canon EOS 7D
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Anna Isabel, I keep going back to look at this portrait. It is very powerful AND tells a story.that is the goal of a good portrait. Well done. Keep up the good work!
Photo Critique
Rating
6.6
Photographer: D Bannon
Camera:
Canon EOS rebel T3
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Hi D. What you have here is a nice moment. You caught it in the camera and that's a good start. However, to go from snap shot to great shot is going to take a little ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.8
Photographer: Ashlee Scivier
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Ashlee you have a great photo here, well done! Your photo makes me laugh with your subject. You have captured happy. I like the B/W and the white background. Would lo...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.6
Photographer: Rob Swyrd
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Hi John. I like what you say you were going for, but I am not sure you quite hit the mark. As a viewer who was not at the concert, I don't really see too much emotion...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.1
Photographer: Beth Watson
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Beth, you have the makings of a nice portrait here. With a couple of simple tweeks you can make it a lot stronger. For location portraits you need to let the surround...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.5
Photographer: shubham
Camera:
Nikon d40
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Shubham, you have a nice image here. The fact that you waited for it tells me you have a good ability to see the image you are looking for and the patience to wait fo...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.7
Photographer: Desiree Stewart
Camera:
Canon EOS 450D
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Diseree, you have a nice portrait here. Maybe even better than average! The tightness of the crop is excellent. Please continue to experiment with camera angle and DOF.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Leonard, you have the makings of a very nice photo here. The scene is beautiful and, again, I like the high-contrast look you are going for here.
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: Leonard Aschenbrand
Camera:
Nikon D60
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Leonard, you have a good eye and an obvious love of the wonders of nature around you. Keep up the good work. With a few adjustments you can take these pictures to the...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.5
Photographer: Jennifer Rye
Camera:
Nikon D7000
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Jennifer, you have a nice moment here. That's what having a camera is all about! I hope the critique and following suggestions will help you to continue to improve on...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Diane R. Kovic
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Diane, I like what you did with this portrait and would love to see more of your work. There is a quality to the image that makes me keep looking at it; a flatness to...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Lara Jonas
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
Lara, you have done a good job capturing a precious moment. Sometimes it is better to to just shoot the moment and not worry about fiddling with the camera to get the...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.4
Photographer: Grant Hextell
Camera:
Cannon EOS 60D
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
The picture is a nice moment and a good capture on your part. It had the potential of being a very nice picture.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.3
Photographer: Petra Römer
Camera:
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
I like the photo, with the exception of the feet being cut off. I find that distracting; the photo lacks that anchor for the subject on the right. The interaction bet...
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Ashley Zientarski
Camera:
Canon Rebel T2i
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
I like the picture.It makes me think of a lazy summer's day.
Photo Critique
Rating
9
Photographer: Carole Wijenberg
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
I know the numbers do not totally add up to a 10, but I like the photo. His position, the smoke, the colors all add up to a 10 for me. The sharpness of his face could...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.4
Photographer: Carole Wijenberg
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
I like the B/W version, BUT, to make this photo really pop it will take more than a simple B/W conversion. You really need to work it a bit in Photoshop, or whatever ...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.2
Photographer: linda medine
Camera:
Nikon D700
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
At first look it appears to be a nice sun rise photo, but there are a couple of things bothersome about the photo. There is a lot of strange blur/noise around the edg...
Photo Critique
Rating
7.3
Photographer: linda medine
Camera:
Nikon D700
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
I like the cropping better on this image, though I would still take some off the and both sides. Again, the balloon is solid black, has a defined halo around it and l...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Marta Everest
Camera:
Nikon D80
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
As I said above, this is a really nice portrait, the stuff professionals work to produce. You've done a great job here.
Photo Critique
Rating
9.8
Photographer: Mehmet Ataman
Camera:
Leica M9
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
I like the image because it gives the viewer a desire to want to know more about it. It has a classic street photography feeling with the intrigue of the night atmosp...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.7
Photographer: Judy Guffey
Camera:
Nikon D70s
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
This is a strong photo of a very interesting face. I want to know more about him. I hope you took the extra photos to show more of him in his environment. I am guessi...
Photo Critique
Rating
9.4
Photographer: Cindy Bryant
Camera:
Nikon D300S
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
The picture does what you say you like to do--faces,expressions and candid moments. Keep up the good work!!
Photo Critique
Rating
8.7
Photographer: Michelle Robinson
Camera:
Canon EOS 5D
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
This is a fun shot and you did a good job capturing the moment. showing just the hands reaching up creates some drama and interest to the shot. Good job. the above de...
Photo Critique
Rating
5.7
Photographer: Helen Medeiros
Camera:
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
I don't want to be too critical of this photo because it is a nice moment with two beautiful, happy little girls. From a technical standpoint, there are all kinds of ...
Photo Critique
Rating
8.3
Photographer: Rick Neal
Camera:
Nikon Coolpix L100
Critiqued by: Bob Coleman
I like that you were able to capture your granddaughter's expression as it happened. The image definitely tells the story of her day. It looks like she had a great da...