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Rob Knight - who has written 23 posts on The Digital Photo Experience.

Rob Knight is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom and a two-time Photoshop Guru finalist. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Rob loves to travel and share his passion for photography with others. You can follow Rob on twitter @RobKnightPhoto, and find out about Rob's classes and photo workshops at Rob Knight Photography

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Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

September 3, 2010

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Overcast skies may be bad for landscape photography, but they are great for shooting portraits. When shooting under cloudy skies you’ve got a giant overhead softbox to work with. This creates soft light that wraps around your subject and makes it easy to capture a proper exposure without blown highlights or harsh shadows. This soft […]

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips: Crop Tool Tip

August 23, 2010

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Lightroom 3’s Crop Tool makes it easy to change your photo’s orientation from horizontal to vertical or vice-versa. Press the ‘R’ key to activate the Crop Tool, then press ‘X’ to change the orientation of the crop. You can do this in previous versions of Lightroom by dragging a corner, but LR3 makes it easier […]

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Composition Week, Day 7: Contrast

June 12, 2010

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[Editors Note: This article concludes our weeklong series on composition by Rob Knight. Wo hope you enjoyed it, and if you have ideas for a weeklong series of articles, we’d love to hear about it. Click on the “Contact Us” button at the top of the page to send us an email.] I’m sure you […]

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Composition Week, Day 6: Pattern and Texture

June 11, 2010

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[Editors Note: This week we have Rob Knight on a weeklong series of composition tips just for you. We’ll have one article every day, and continuing all the way thru Saturday!] Another great way to look beyond the obvious is to shoot patterns and textures. There are many examples of patterns that you probably walk […]

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Composition Week, Day 5: Shape and Form

June 10, 2010

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[Editors Note: This week we have Rob Knight on a weeklong series of composition tips just for you. We’ll have one article every day, and continuing all the way thru Saturday!] Try making photographs that are not so literal. Instead of looking for THINGS to photograph, look for abstract shapes and designs. Isolate small pieces […]

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Composition Week, Day 4: Scale and Depth

June 9, 2010

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[Editors Note: This week we have Rob Knight on a weeklong series of composition tips just for you. We’ll have one article every day, and continuing all the way thru Saturday!] In simple terms, a photograph is a two dimensional representation of a three dimensional world. You can judge distance and size with your eyes […]

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Composition Week, Day 3: Frame Within a Frame

June 8, 2010

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[Editors Note: This week we have Rob Knight on a weeklong series of composition tips just for you. We’ll have one article every day, and continuing all the way thru Saturday!] This composition technique is another way to draw your viewer’s eye to your subject. The idea is to use an element or elements within […]

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Composition Week, Day 2: Leading Lines

June 7, 2010

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[Editors Note: This week we have Rob Knight on a weeklong series of composition tips just for you. We’ll have one article every day continuing all the way thru Saturday!] Lines are a very important part of visual communication. Drawings, paintings, and even letters are made of lines. There a lot of ways you can […]

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Composition Week, Day 1: Rule of Thirds

June 6, 2010

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[Editors Note: This week we have Rob Knight on a weeklong series of composition tips just for you. We’ll have one article a day starting today Sunday, and continuing all the way thru Saturday!] How much research did you do before you bought your last camera? How about the last lens you bought, or even […]

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Tethered Capture in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

May 10, 2010

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Tethered shooting is a great way to make sure you’re “getting the shot”. Shooting tethered means that your DSLR camera is attached to your computer so that your images transfer directly to your hard drive instead of being saved to your memory card. The camera is normally connected to the computer via a USB cable,and […]

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