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Composition Week, Day 7: Contrast

Saturday, June 12, 2010

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Composition Week, Day 7: Contrast

[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

Friday, June 11, 2010

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Composition Week, Day 6: Pattern and Texture

[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

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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Composition Week, Day 5: Shape and Form

[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

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Composition Week, Day 4: Scale and Depth

[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

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Composition Week, Day 3: Frame Within a Frame

[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

Monday, June 7, 2010

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Composition Week, Day 2: Leading Lines

[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

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Composition Week, Day 1: Rule of Thirds

[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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Bracketing for HDR with Nikon DSLRs

Friday, February 26, 2010

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Bracketing for HDR with Nikon DSLRs

When you are shooting images you intend to combine into a high dynamic range (HDR) image you usually want one image at the recommended exposure, one image under exposed by 2 stops and one image overexposed by 2 stops. Most DSLR cameras today can capture these three images quickly and easily using a feature called […]

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Shoot Outside the Box

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Shoot Outside the Box

I recently had the pleasure of assisting Juan Pons at his “Geese, Swans and Bears” photo workshop in North Carolina. Birds are not a frequent subject of mine, but I always jump at the chance to learn something new. As photographers, we tend to concentrate our efforts on learning one particular type of photography. It […]

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Distilling the Scene

Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Distilling the Scene

One of the differences between snap-shots and great photographs is what is NOT included in the frame. New photographers tend to include everything they see in their pictures, while experienced photographers are more deliberate about their composition. I don’t mean that experienced photographers always think about the rule of thirds or leading lines, but they […]

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