Cameron Knight
Cameron Knight was the editor of the photography section at Tuts+. He's an award-winning photojournalist with over a decade of experience. Based in the Cincinnati, Ohio area he's available for freelance work in the Midwest.
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    How to Use Flash With a Slow Shutter to Create Motion and GhostsThumbnail
    Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in August, 2009. Though the still photo is a beautiful thing, it does have its weaknesses - especially when it comes to portraying movement. In this tutorial you'll learn how to faithfully capture movement by taking photos that use flash and a slow shutter speed. You'll learn about recommended gear, how to choose appropriate subjects, setting up the shoot, dealing with lighting and choosing the best settings on your camera.Read More…
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    How To Shoot With Fluorescent Tube LightingPreview
    Have you ever noticed how expensive studio lighting can be? A single softbox can cost more than a monthly car payment! For most amateurs and even many professionals, these high prices send them looking for alternatives. One of the popular choices is fluorescent lighting, due to its very low cost and unique shape. In this tutorial, we'll explore the benefits of shooting with fluorescent tubes and the drawbacks. We'll also set up our own two-light kit and photograph a variety of subjects with it!Read More…
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    The Comprehensive Guide to Shooting Photo Stories & EssaysPreview
    Robert Capa, W. Eugene Smith, Henri Cartier Bresson, James Natchway. If you've heard of even one of these names, and even if you haven't, you've probably experienced photojournalism at it's finest. When you're dealing with a big issue and not just an event, a long form, multiple-image project is a great way to tell the story. In this tutorial, I'll take you through the steps to choosing and following through on a long-term documentary photo project, also known as photo story or essay.Read More…
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    Step By Step Guide to Photographing a BeveragePreview
    Are you thirsty? Well, even if you aren't, go get a large cold drink before you continue reading. I hope the photos in this tutorial make you feel parched. Commercial and advertising photographers spend a lot of time with food and drinks, and they try to do just that. Food photography can be seen everywhere, but today we're going to focus on it's brother: beverage photography.Read More…
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    Perfecting the Art of a Two Minute Tone JobPreview
    Let's set the stage. You're a professional photographer on assignment in a far off land. Suddenly, you find yourself in the middle of a disaster. Photo editors from around the world are contacting you for images, and they want them yesterday. To make matters worse, your laptop battery barely has enough charge to make it though a YouTube video. What do you do? Well, you've got to tone your photos fast. Really fast!Read More…
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    Hints & Tips for Composing a Perfect PhotoPreview
    Composition can simply be defined as how elements are arranged in a photo. You can choose to stand far away or move close up. You decide what type of lens to use. The basic skills of composition can be learned and practiced, and this tutorial is meant to add some tools to your arsenal, because compositional elements are just that, tools. Each one of these sections is a little trick that can apply to different situations. So let's get started!Read More…
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    Shooting an Incredible Lit Landscape From Start to FinishPreview
    Landscape photography is an area rarely associated with artificial lighting - there are few forms of photography more dependent on the sun than outdoor and landscape shooting. However, in this tutorial, I'll show you how tricky or even boring landscapes can be brought to life with a little lighting.Read More…
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    The Medium Format AdvantagePreview
    This article will dive head-first into the world of medium format photography. We'll take you through a basic introduction, then look at different cameras, film, scanners and processing techniques to give this type of photography a try!Read More…
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    The Complete Beginner’s Guide to LomographyPreview
    The digital camera has revolutionized photography. More people have embraced a passion for photography than ever before. So, is film photography dying? Lomographic Society would beg to differ. It can be argued that this organization has done more to keep film alive than any other. This tutorial will guide you through the complexities of becoming a Lomographer using their ten rules as a guide.Read More…
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    How to Set Up Your Own "Photo-A-Day" ProjectThumbnail
    Any successful artist needs an audience. If you are trying to make a living with your photography, then mastering your camera is only one part of your career. Creating and marketing your personal brand can take your photography from part-time to overtime. Your website needs fresh content to keep visitors coming back, and what is better than a photo-a-day project to let people know they can see something new every time they stop by to look around!Read More…
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    Food Photography That's Good Enough To EatPreview
    Food photography is a highly specialized form of studio work. It requires some knowledge of cooking, a firm grasp of lighting and some creative juices to bring everything together. Being a slightly obese American, one of the most basic foods we love to gorge ourselves is a good, old hamburger. But the first rule of food photography is that boring food makes boring photographs. So the subject of this tutorial will be a special burger on an onion bun with swiss cheese, spring greens, tomato and onion. Most of this advice will relate directly to this hamburger assignment, but many of the principles apply to all food photography.Read More…
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    An Introduction to Mastering Slow Shutter SpeedsPreview
    For many photographers, darkness is their worst enemy. After getting a basic understanding of how cameras work, the next things photographers must understand is how to operate in low light. Most new cameras have advanced dedicated flashes (sometime built into them), which can make dark situations easier to shoot in. But almost all modern cameras also have slow shutter speed settings that extend to eight seconds or beyond. Camera makers don't put these shutter speeds on cameras for fun, they are there for a reason. In this tutorial, I hope to help those who are afraid of the dark to overcome their fear. With a few easy steps, tricks and tips, you can start to master slow shutter speeds and actually use that long neglected function of your camera.Read More…