By February 25, 2013 5 Comments

Nature Photographer Adds Hybrid Photography

Hi, my name is Rob Knight and I’m a photography and Lightroom instructor based in Atlanta GA. I’m a travel photographer with an emphasis on the natural world, and these days I consider myself a hybrid nature photographer.

When I saw what the Hybrid Heroes on DiscoverMirrorless.com were doing with hybrid photography I started wondering if I could apply the techniques for eTemplates and eProducts to my nature and travel photography

What I’ve learned is that hybrid nature photography is not only fun, but its really easy! It has opened my eyes to seeing my nature and travel subjects in a whole new way. For my still photography I’m still shooting like I always have, but now I’m thinking about how I can add movement to help tell the story and support my still images. I’m also thinking about how I will combine the photos and video into ProShow Web templates.

I’m not really making eProducts for clients, instead I’m making hybrid eScapes that I’m sharing on my website and social media. I find that viewers will watch an interesting hybrid photography eScape longer than they will click through a regular online gallery. I think the video component really helps brings my still images to life. I feel like I can deliver a more complete story with a hybrid presentation than I can with a still frame alone.  

I think my workshop students are really going to enjoy learning about hybrid photography. As an instructor, the exciting part about hybrid photography is that it doesn’t replace what you’re already shooting. You can use tools you already have to create something really unique.

The included hybrid eScape was shot in Tallulah Gorge, GA with a Panasonic GH3 mirrorless camera.

About the Author:

Rob Knight has been a professional artist in Atlanta, Georgia for over twenty years. He’s been a photographer for more than half of that time, an Adobe Certified Expert since 2009, and an educator since 2010. Whether in the mountains of his home state of Georgia or the rain forests of Costa Rica, Rob loves to chase beautiful light and help other photographers make beautiful images. He is best known for his nature and travel photo workshops, and he feels that hybrid nature photography is the next step for the genre. Rob’s work these days includes shooting video along with stills to create hybrid eScapes. “I think my students are going to be as excited as I am about hybrid nature photography,” Rob explains, “Especially when they learn that they can use tools that they already have to add another layer of creativity and storytelling to their photography.”

5 Comments on "Nature Photographer Adds Hybrid Photography"

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  1. Cindy Conner says:

    Welcome to the team!

  2. Steven Lynch says:

    Welcome on board officially Rob! Looking forward to seeing more great things from you.

  3. Rob Knight says:

    Thanks for having me! I’m excited to be part of the hybrid “movement” :)

  4. Paula Thomas says:

    Welcome to the team! Looks great. I like nature/landscape photography too but haven’t done too much video with it yet. I hope to go on more hikes this summer than I did last summer. Look forward to seeing more of your stuff.

  5. Rob Knight says:

    Thanks Paula. Let’s go hiking!

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