Rob Knight is a travel and nature photographer, but he also considers himself an educator.
He has published two books—Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1: From Snapshots to Great Shots and The Enthusiast’s Guide to the LUMIX LX100 (note, he is also a Panasonic LUMIX Ambassador)—and conducts destination photo workshops such as teaching and exploring on location in areas like Costa Rica.
We were able to catch up with Rob recently to talk about one of his shots that he had face mounted on TruLife® Acrylic.
The Shot: Raven Cliff Falls
This shot of Raven Cliff Falls Trail in North Georgia is about an hour and a half away from Rob’s home in Atlanta.
“It’s a two-mile hike to this beautiful waterfall,” he explains. “But along the way there are lots of little shoals like this one in the picture. There are probably a dozen waterfalls of varying heights along the trail, so it’s one of my favorite places to go and just spend a day and I get lots of different landscape-type scenes.”
Rob Knight: Getting Technical
Ultimately, there are a lot of technical elements that come into play when preparing and taking a shot like this one.
Rob positioned the tripod very low and in the middle of the creek in order to capture all the components. He also had to play with the brightness levels and balance the exposure and the equipment he uses has what he calls a “nice wide dynamic range so I can capture the highlights and shadows all in one shot.”
Rob Knight: Equipment
“Raven Cliff Falls Trail” was taken with a Panasonic Lumix G9.
“This camera has just come out (January 2018). As a member of the Panasonic Ambassador team, I was lucky enough to have one before hand to try it out. That 80 megapixel high res shot was really what drove me into the woods to try and get this shot.”
The picture was shot with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm wide angle lens.
“I’m almost at a point where I only use the Leica lenses. I just love the way that they look, or how they render color, contrast, everything. The 80 megapixels really paid off with this print, I think it’s 30″ x 40″ inches. The viewing distance of a 30″ x 40″ inch print is not six inches… you’re meant to stand back from it and look at it from a distance, but, man, you can get right up on this thing and see every leaf in the background.”
Rob Knight: The Interview
To find out more, you’re just going to have to watch the Rob Knight interview:
Where to find Rob Knight Photography
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