This is My Former Blog - New Website Launched 1.10.14! Please visit - www.rossoscarknight.com

Monday, January 13, 2014

As of January 10, 2014 I will NO LONGER be updating this blog. It is now archived on my new website in the "JOURNAL" section at: www.rossoscarknight.com

At www.rossoscarknight.com you can view all of my up to date information including weddings, books, events, philanthropy, products and more! You can book me as a photographer and as a speaker. Also, you can RSVP to events.

I am so excited about the launch of my new website and I hope that you will enjoy the user friendly navigation and information!

Thanks for all the years of support!

- KNIGHT
www.rossoscarknight.com


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Thank You for Supporting the 2013 KNIGHT Photo Walk and Five Talents!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Photographers stand together before the walk: 11.9.2013 Washington, D.C.

To say that I was excited and nervous about organizing photographers to walk together and take photos in DC is an understatement. I woke up early on Saturday morning (11.9.13) thinking about what I was going to say when everyone showed up. How many people would come? How much money would we raise for Five Talents? How would I photograph the area?

I did what I know always works, I prayed. It was then that I felt the words enter my heart that described exactly what I wanted us to accomplish and what would hopefully motivate everyone to bond. So there I stood on a bench (shaking a little from the cold 35 degrees) before the photographers and read my charge:

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On this Day We Walk


On this day we walk
Because our ancestors had to walk to create change
We walk knowing we are ‘that’ change

On this day we walk
Because we want to help our fellow man
We walk to achieve this plan

On this day we walk
Because we want to build a stronger community
We walk, for uplifting one another is our duty

On this day we walk
Instead of succumbing to anonymity
We walk into our future possibilities

On this day we walk
Because we want to be a group of purpose
We walk to redefine our commitment to service

On this day we walk
Because we want to capture our history
We walk and use our cameras as the oratory

-Ross Oscar Knight

We raised close to $400 for Five Talents and gained new friends. We had photographers and some members of the community to join us along the way. I was so happy I thought my heart would burst. Enjoy some of the photos below and if you are on Instagram or Facebook, then search for the Hashtag #ROKDCPHOTO to see more images.

I want to thank Give & Receive for facilitating our connection to Five Talents. Give & Receive 'connects resources to needs.' Please visit both of our partners to learn how you can help us all redefine philanthropy.

Most of all, I want to thank the brave souls that came out and walked for hours with me to Build Community Through Photography. I love you all!









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KNIGHT Partners with Five Talents to Build Community in the Capitol

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Full Press Release: Here


International Photographer Leads 100+ Photographers to Build Community in Nation’s Capitol

Industry: Non Profit, Arts and Culture

Washington, DC/Atlanta, November 7, 2013, 8:00 am – Cultural awareness and cause-based photographer, Ross Oscar Knight today announced a partnership with Five Talents to support entrepreneurs in developing countries.  As part of a Photo Walk, organized by Knight, over 100 photographers from across the U.S. will travel to Washington, D.C. The photographers will combine their skills and passion to photograph the 2-mile stretch of the National Mall. The event will take place November 9, 2013 (9:30 AM to 2 PM) with all proceeds going to support the non-profit organization, Five Talents.

Five Talents’ mission is to fight poverty, create jobs and transform lives by empowering the poor in developing countries through innovative savings and microcredit programs, business training and spiritual development. Since 1999, nearly 500,000 men and women have been positively impacted. Now supporting programs in 11 countries, almost $5 million has been invested with a repayment average of 95%.

Knight is a 2002 Morehouse College graduate and former utility industry Electrical Engineer and Business Consultant. He took a leap of faith in 2007 and left his stable career to pursue photography full-time. Since then, he has traveled to 5 continents and used his documentary images to raise awareness for Autism, Pancreatic Cancer, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Research. His current fine art exhibit, Beauty in the Face of Destruction, is touring the country to support communities in Haiti affected by the 2010 earthquake.

“The initiative of the KNIGHT Photo Walk is to Build Community Through Photography,” says Knight. “By bringing a positive group of photographers together, I want to foster lasting relationships between photo enthusiasts and encourage them to redefine philanthropy through acts of service to one another and our global community.”

Knight adds, “This has been on my heart to do since 2008. That is when I hosted my first intimate workshop, gathering ten photographers at a coffee shop. I just didn’t have the influence at the time to reach a larger audience. Six years later I am certain it is time for me to help marry the visual stimulus of photographers’ images and the desire for camaraderie, in order to impact the reach of service-based organizations.”

In 2014, Knight is planning to extend his community initiatives to other U.S cities, as well as, internationally to countries such as Rwanda. A community partner will be selected for each photo walk that aligns with the initiative’s mission to build community.

“It is an honor to combine forces with Five Talents on the inaugural Photo Walk in Washington, D.C.”

To learn more about Five Talents, visit: www.fivetalents.org

To learn more about Ross Oscar Knight, visit: www.rossoscarknight.com

Information and RSVP for November 9, 2013 KNIGHT Photo Walk in Washington, D.C.: RSVP + Map

http://knightphotowalk.eventbrite.com



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MAP REVEALED!!! 11.9.2013 - KNIGHT PHOTO WALK

Sunday, November 3, 2013


We are only a week away from the Inaugural Photo Walk. Nearly 100 photographers + me will descend on Washington, DC. November 9, 2013 - 9:30 AM to 2 PM.

To RSVP for the walk, please visit: http://knightphotowalk.eventbrite.com/

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Message to attendees:

Hello everyone. So sorry I am a day late for sending out the map of our route for November 9th DC Photo Walk. I am looking forward to seeing all of you. There are nearly 100 of us signed up to do the Photo Walk!!

For those of you coming from out of town, the current weather forecast is for 0% rain and a high of 57 and low of 43. Please dress warm (in layers) and in comfortable walking shoes.

We will meet at 9:30 AM at the Ft. McPherson Square. I will personally be there at 9 AM to get ready for the walk. So if you want to chat for a little while come early. We will leave promptly at 9:30 AM so if you miss the group, just join us by following the map.

The Photo Walk is self-guided and not a tour. I want us all to fellowship and produce some beautiful images!! Feel free to email us if you have any questions: info@rossoscarknight.com

Don't forget to join the Flickr pool and add tags via Facebook to your photos (#KNIGHT2013PhotoWalk).

Now for the good stuff!

To view the map of our route, please download here: MAP of KNIGHT Photo Walk



See you soon!

Ross Oscar Knight


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2013 Studiofest Social Booth Success!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Thanks to everyone that came out last night to see my Expanded studio space and to support the Studioplex 4th Friday event! I enjoyed hanging out with all of you and talking culture and fine art - even if I did break two wine glasses in the process. Until next time!!



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KNIGHT Joins AUC Alumni for an Exhibit at the Woodruff!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I'm so proud to be part of this exhibit!! The opening reception is November 7th from 6 to 7:30 PM.

For more information and a full list of artist: http://www.auctr.edu/news/events/auc-alumni-artists-exhibit/



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Join Me at My Studio Tomorrow Night for Studioplex 4th Friday Art Walk!

Tomorrow evening we'll be participating in the Photo Walk. Come enjoy the music and our Social Media Photo Booth!!



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FREE Engagement Session Winners!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Congratulations to our winners for the free engagement session during the October 2013 KNIGHT Workshop! There were really great applications and I wish that we could photograph everyone that applied. Thank you for sending in your stories and we wish you the best.

Joey and Jennifer



Rawle and Patti




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KNIGHT Website Preview Featured in Rangefinder Magazine

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It won't be long before my new website launches! We've put a lot of work into making the site informative and user friendly. A preview of the site was published in the October 2013 issue of Rangefinder - the award-winning monthly magazine and premiere website for wedding and portrait photographers. Its also the official publication for Wedding and Portrait Photographers International.


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Free Engagement Session during Experience KNIGHT Workshop - October 18 - 19, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013


On October 18 - 19, I am hosting my Experience KNIGHT Workshop in Atlanta. The location will be at my expanded studio in historic Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward. As part of our Building Community Through Photography initiative we are offering a FREE engagement session to two deserving couples that have had recent financial or family hardships.

Apply Now: Application

- Open to couples 21 years or older
- Must reside in Atlanta, GA or be able to travel to the Atlanta, GA area by October 18 - 19, 2013
- Submission of story must be from the actual couple and not from a friend or relative
- Stories accepted through Saturday, October 5, 2013
- Engagement Session has no cash value
- Winners will be announced via KNIGHT Blog and Facebook Thursday October 10, 2013




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My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less - A Trinidadian Union by Ross Oscar Knight

Saturday, September 21, 2013


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Special Announcement - New Website Coming Soon!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I've been hard at work designing our new website. We are just a few short weeks from the official launch. That's a good reason to have a party at the studio. Stay tuned!



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KNIGHT PHOTO WALK 2013 - Washington DC - 11.9.2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013


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I Am Returning to My Home in Pensacola! KNIGHT India Exhibit Travels to the Panhandle - Florida's Gulf Coast!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Some of you know that I grew up near the white sandy beaches of Pensacola, FL. Although I've traveled back to visit friends and family over the years, I have never exhibited my photography or met with the students at my former schools: Scenic Heights, Brown Barge and Pensacola High International Baccalaureate. It's been placed on my heart to do this and I'm finally ready. This October 3 - 30, 2013, I will have an exhibit on display at the First City Art Center. The opening reception is October 4th from 6 - 9 PM.

This exhibit will be followed by a 2014 exhibit at the University of West Florida and the Pensacola Museum of Art.


Schedule of events:

Oct 3, private reception
Oct 4, open reception, 6-9pm
Oct 5, artist talk, 3-6pm
Oct 28, 29 inspirational talks @ Knight’s alma mater schools (Scenic Heights, Brown Barge, Pensacola High School)
October 30, exhibition closing

To RSVP for the Opening Reception in Pensacola: Click Here

For a Recap of the 2012 Atlanta Opening: Click Here

The first 100 people to RSVP will be entered in a drawing to receive a free print and/or merchandise!



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Baby I Was Born This Way - A Year in The Life of Addison Elisa Knight by Ross Oscar Knight

Friday, September 6, 2013


I saw her this morning and asked myself the question, "how could this child be so perfect to me?"

I was reminded of a scripture - Psalm 139:14 - I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Mavelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

Addison was destined to be born to Brandi and I. I know this for sure. On this day we celebrate her 1-year birthday. My, my, my, what a year it has been to watch her grow. Her personality, her curiosity, her spirit. She is a true combination of her two parents but even more she is a reflection of God's grace.

Here's to a year of our child and the love and joy she has brought to our lives!




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Modern Opulence by Ross Oscar Knight

Monday, September 2, 2013


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A Reflection of Love and Laughter by Ross Oscar Knight

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


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Journey to The Altar by Ross Oscar Knight

Monday, August 19, 2013

My favorite moments of the day include the journey. I observe people as they cautiously take steps towards their future.




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Classic Beauty by Ross Oscar Knight

Friday, August 16, 2013


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Love Chronicles from Alabama to Germany to Iran to Belgium to Atlanta by Ross Oscar Knight

Thursday, August 1, 2013


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