BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MEd, American InterContinental University
Bob Rose graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1978. Hired in 2015 by his alma mater, Bob brought more than 35 years of experience in the industry as a photographer, educator, and consultant. In 1999, he opened VMI to provide innovative solutions and act as a technology resource for corporations and others. His worldwide contributions have allowed companies to make better products, promote their products more effectively by increasing brand awareness, and make it easier for people to use photographic equipment. During his career, he developed new photographic devices and techniques, directed the use of new technologies, and has helped make good things happen for photography. He served as Editor-at-Large for Photo District News & Rangefinder magazines for 17 years overviewing new products and technologies, and assisting companies in making important business decisions, such as when a new product or technology should be shared. Bob has photographed on six continents and underwater in four oceans. He has published countless articles and has two patents to his credit. Bob earned a Master’s degree in Education from the American Intercontinental University School of Education specializing in Online Training in 2004. He earned his BS degree in Professional Photography from the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences in 1978 and was the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Chuck Westfall Technical Education Award. The honor was given at the fifth annual Lucie Technical Awards, which recognize those advancing the photographic industry.
In the News
November 20, 2019
Digital camera inventor visits graduate photography class
Steve Sasson, a longtime engineer at Kodak, engaged students with the story of his life-changing work in Kodak research labs — from the technical challenges to how a prominent world news event helped push the technology to market.
August 19, 2019
RIT partners with RCSD for portfolio preparation workshop
College of Art and Design faculty and staff led a workshop educating Rochester City School District art teachers on portfolio requirements and the art of photographing portfolio pieces.