About the Photographer

Bob Coleman is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Maryland. He grew up in Silver Spring, and currently resides in Montgomery Village. He graduated from Montgomery College [Rockville] with an Associate of Arts degree in Studio Art. He then majored in Fine Arts [Printmaking] at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Bob completed studies at GW in 1985 for a Master of Fine Arts [MFA], in the Visual Communications Program in the Fine Arts Department. After graduating, he was a part-time and full-time instructor in graphic design, illustration and computer graphics [1985 – 2006] at GW.

Bob retired from the Federal government in 2002, with 35 years of service as an illustrator, graphic designer and art director.

Since the fall 2007 semester, Bob has been an instructor in the visual communication program in the Communication Department, University of Maryland. For the last few years, he has taught Digital Media, Digital Imaging and Web Design exclusively at the Shady Grove campus.

Bob's current [2017] camera gear depends on what he is shooting. For his street photography, he uses both a Olympus Pen F and a Lumix GX8, with 12 – 60mm and 14 – 140mm lenses, and for low light situations, a Lumix LX100 [with a fast f1.7~2.8 Leica 24 – 75mm fixed lens]. Where stealth is not as important, he uses his trusty Nikon DSLRs [D300, D7200 and full-frame D610]. His lens of choice for the D610 is the excellent Sigma 24 – 35mm f2 Art lens.


All photographs on this site are copyrighted by Bob Coleman.