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Shawn M. Knox

Shawn M. Knox



Shawn M. Knox is an awarding winning South Carolina photographer with a photography career spanning over 19 years. He is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA),, Christians In Photojournalism, NAPP and PhotoMission. Shawn currently teaches an on-line sports photography course entitled "Sports Photography - A Defining Start" for The Compelling Image. He is also a contract photographer for WG Sports Photos in Florence, South Carolina which specializes in game coverage of regional collegiate sports. His images have appeared in various local and regional newspapers, magazines and websites throughout the Southeast. He is currently availabe for photo assignments, event coverage and portraiture work. Shawn is a weekly sports and event photo contributor to the Abbeville (SC) Press and Banner newspaper, the Abbeville High School (SC) Football Team Photographer and has also contributed frequently to the Greenwood (SC) Index-Journal. He has also freelanced for the Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail and the Belton - Honea Path (SC) News Chronicle newspapers and was the team photographer for the Anderson Joes Independent Minor League Baseball Club (now defunct). His photography experience runs the gamut from nature, fine art and travel to weddings, portraits, sports action and news events. His current photographic interests are in sports related action photography, documentary photojournalism and sports-related portraiture. He is currently available for photo assisgnments throughout the planet. Shawn presently resides in the Upstate of South Carolina with his wife Michelle and daughter Gabrielle.
  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • Canon 70D
  • Canon 20D
  • Canon EF 400/2.8L USM II
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon Fisheye EF 15mm f/2.8
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM
  • Paul C. Buff Lighting
  • Adobe Lightroom 5
  • Adobe Creative Suite CC
  • PhotoMatix Pro 4
  • Apple iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 (16GB RAM)
  • Apple MacBook Pro 17"
  • Pocket Wizards Plus III


Published March 28th, 2012

has been completed and may now be ordered directly from the publisher. You may visit the preview/order page on my website at for more information. Prices start at $39.95 for the 10x8 softcover standard book. There is also an 13x11 large edition available this year. Make sure you use Coupon Code "AMAZE" now through April 2, 2012 during checkout to receive 25% off your book order!

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Inspiring Sports Photographers: Brad Mangin

Published March 26th, 2012

One thing that I thought that would be beneficial to me and anyone else reading this blog would be to start a regular post highlighting the best sports and/or commercial photographer that inspire me. In my opinion, it is very important for any photographer to continually seek out the work and inspiration of those photographers in their specific photographic genre that are operating at the next level. There is so much insight and creativity out there that these photographers are willing to share with others and I think it is really important to take advantage of this information and utilize it.

I will be keeping a running list of these photographers on Tumblr at I will also be linking to any podcast interviews of these photographers on that blog since I think it is very helpful to hear what these inspiring photographers have to say about their careers. If you have any suggestions for outstanding professional photographers to add to the ...

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Inspirational Sports Photographers

Published March 20th, 2012

As a way to keep a running list of the sports and commercial photographers that I find most inspiring I've created a tumblr blog on this subject which give me a running list of these photographers blog sites where I can go often for ideas.

This tumblr page is located at:

If you have any suggestions for sports and commerical photographers that you find inspirational for those specializing in sports photography I would love to hear from you.

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One of my favorite photography subjects is . . .

Published February 23rd, 2012

sports photography in general but not just the action. Sure, I really love the challenge of capturing great action shots and also making portraits and composite art featuring athletes but one of my favorite subjects is seek out are candid shots that tell the story of the day by the facial expression of athlete during the course of their competition.

These particular shots were taken of the same athlete but at different events. They're both candid shots but I think the athlete has struck such great natural poses in these images that would be difficult to achieve at a portrait shoot. Which just goes to show that most of the time the natural poses are, well, . . . more natural!

I invite you to follow my sports and portraiture work at my home web page at and my Google Plus page at and if you're new to sports action photography or wanting to start into this challenging genre of photography please check out my online class with The Com ...

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