2024 vpb

Saturday 2/24/2024  @ 3pm EST

Personal Expression in Black and White   by Chuck Kimmerle


Sunday 2/25/2024  @ 3pm EST

Nature and Wildlife—From Pre-Capture to Post Production and Fine Art Photography   by Bob Coates




The Coastal Camera Club, located in Lewes, Delaware, USA invites you to attend our free annual Beach Bash zoom presentations. Prior to COVID-19, our club hosted the Photo Beach Bash in late winter to early spring on one weekend day at a conference hotel in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. For the past three years we have successfully gone virtual with past speakers Kristi Odom, Joe Brady, David duChemin, Colleen Miniuk, and Joe Edelman, attracting an audience of over 500 from around the world.  Please join us on the weekend of February 24-25, 2024, for these exciting presentations by nationally known speakers Chuck Kimmerle and Bob Coates.

This event will be free of charge, but you must sign up using our EventBrite link found below.

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 The Coastal Camera Club is a tax exempt 501(c)3. We would greatly appreciate tax exempt (for U.S. residents) donations using the DONATE link below. All those who donate will be automatically entered in two raffles for a print from each of our speakers, Chuck Kimmerle and Bob Coates. The winners will be drawn at 8pm on the day of each talk and the winners will be notified by email.



In addition, the CCC is holding our regular club meetings via zoom for the foreseeable future. Any interested photographers are welcome to join our club by going to our website at CoastalCameraClub.com/join-us/


 Saturday February 24, 2024 from 3-5pm EST

Personal Expression in Black and White   Chuck Kimmerle

Through examples and anecdotes, we will explore the creative processes of both field work and image editing, giving us the tools to make compelling and meaningful black and white photographs. We will be discussing the often "why" as well as the "how."

 About Chuck


 A Minnesota native, Chuck Kimmerle has worked as a photographer for more than 30 years. He began his career as a newspaper photojournalist at newspapers in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota where he was part of a 4-person photography staff named as one of two finalists for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography. Chuck has since turned his attention away from the frenzy of news and towards the quiet and reticent landscape.

The experiences and tenets of photojournalism heavily influence Chuck’s work. While firmly rooted in the arena of traditional “landscape” photography, his work is both contemporary and introspective. He strives to create images which are unique and unexpected, and which include narratives to encourage dialog between the image and viewer.

Chuck’s work was published in a monograph, “Peripheral Vision,” by Lenswork, and has been included in more than three dozen magazine features in periodicals around the world including in the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Great Britain, and the Middle East. His work has been widely exhibited and is in the collections of the North Dakota Museum of Art, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, and the Dahl Fine Arts Center.

He works exclusively in black and white.


Sunday February 25, 2024 starting at 3PM

Nature, and Wildlife – From Pre-Capture prepping to Post Production and Fine Art Photography   Bob Coates

Bob will be sharing the thought process on how I capture and process Wildlife and Nature images. Starting with the thinking behind gathering images and the final output the conversation will cover gear used and why. I favor 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 focus stacking and exposure bracketing image capture. Who knew that a tripod could help with camera artistry?? He will 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 such as Adobe Photoshop, NIK Collection, Luminar and other filters and techniques. Discussion of possibilities in processing will wrap up this talk followed by any questions you may have. Note Bob is a Fotopro Featured photographer and a Platypod Pro.


About Bob





  Bob Coates - M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, EA -ASP is a commercial, nature, fine art photographer and photo educator based in Sedona, Arizona.

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 PPA’s Imaging USA and other venues. Judging local and international print competitions is another way Bob has shared his expertise in the industry. Coates has always believed in helping his local community using his photographic skills. Among 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 $15,000. Bob currently lives and works from his residential studio in Sedona, AZ with his wife Holly.