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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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The Edge of Light: Study light quality

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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The Edge of Light: Study light quality

[Editors Note: This week we have Eddie Tapp on a weeklong series titled "The Edge of Light" which is a series of articles on seeing light. We'll have one article day starting today Sunday, and continuing all the way thru Saturday!] If we could see light in the physical sense (such as we see a […]

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The Edge of Light: What about the shadow…?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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The Edge of Light: What about the shadow…?

As a professional photographer, I sometimes look for the shadow before anything else especially when shooting a product or portrait. I’ve had clients ask me if I could get rid of the shadow. My first though is why didn’t I use a flash on camera, actually my first thought is “are you kidding…? Shadow creates […]

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The Edge of Light: Be the chip

Monday, May 17, 2010

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The Edge of Light: Be the chip

Seeing light and transforming this visual awareness into how the digital chip will see light is something we learn from experience. Consider the ingredients that will determine this from your camera’s settings (My Menu or Picture Style etc.) where you establish the contrast, sharpness, saturation, color tone, filter effect and even color space for a […]

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