About Know-How Transfer

The Photography Knowledge Hub

Everyone dealing with photography and digital imaging will find a unique mix of instructional and how-to content here. We offer applications specifically designed by photographers for photographers, as well as effective tutorials and free resources. Our mission is to create a community, a Central Hub of Photography Knowledge, where photographers can exchange experiences, share information and grow their skills.

Knowhowtransfer is a new platform by the same team who developed ALCE, formerly RBG / The Roberto Bigano Group.

Recognizing that photography and digital imaging software is often developed too theoretically, Roberto recruited a team of talented professionals to develop software, tutorials and services that address photographer’s real and practical needs.
Meet our team:

 

Roberto Bigano

Roberto Bigano

Photographer

Lives and works in Verona, Italy.

With a diverse client base that requires wide-ranging commercial art and fine art photography, he has some 30 books to his credit, including the memorable Divina Bugatti for Franco Maria Ricci, a milestone in Classic Car Shooting.
Among his Clients: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Hasselblad, Labosuisse and important Publishers as FMR, Mondadori, UTET Grandi Opere.
In the last ten years he developed special skills on digital and high resolution photography. Roberto teaches digital photography at international workshops and conferences, including last two Photokina.He’s international Testimonial for Hasselblad and Manfrotto.

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Giuliana Abbiati

Giuliana Abbiati

Developer, Graphic Designer

Lives and works in Milan, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland.

Giuliana is a brilliant desegner and the developer of Channels Power Tool, False Profile and Dan Margulis’ PPW Panel. Her panels are famous in the most advanced blogs like Colortheory or RetouchPro and appreciated by many high-end pre-press and photo-retouch pros.
Giuliana is Adobe Photoshop and illustrator certified instructor.

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Davide Barranca

Davide Barranca

CS Coding, Retouch, Color Correction

Lives and works near Bologna, Italy.

He’s the developer of ALCE, VitaminBW, Double USM, PS Projects and Floating Adjustments.
Davide is also a color-management aware photo-retoucher, focused in color-correction and image enhancement in fine-art photography, art reproduction photography and fine-art digital printing. Interested in academic research around digital imaging, stitching, HDRI, custom filters writing. Specialties: Pre-press, broad experience in working side by side with photographers trying to convert from artist to technical language.

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Pietro Bianchi

Pietro Bianchi

Photography, Video

Lives and works in Parma, Italy.

Pietro is a commercial and advertising photographer specialized in automotive. Even if he’s the younger of the staff  he already gained a great reputation not only for his famous style in dress and shoes, but also for his talent and wit. Among his customers: BMW, Bugatti, De Agostini, Ducati, Garmin, Hasselblad, Manfrotto, Red Bull.
Pietro also specializes in video: Among others he made “The Bugatti Glamour”.

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Marco Diodato

Marco Diodato

Retoucher, Adobe Certified Expert, Photographer

Lives and works in London, UK. 

He’s a digital retoucher, color corrector and photographer.
Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor for Photoshop since CS2, he has got eight years of hands-on experience in all aspects of the digital photo industry.
Instructor for several Teacher-in-a-Box courses including B&W, HDRI and the latest Photoshop CC.

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Tiziano Fruet

Tiziano Fruet

Retoucher, Adobe Certified Expert, Photographer

Lives and works in Verona, Italy

As a Graphic Designer he worked for important clients as Unesco, Suzuki, Siemens, Hoover, Panasonic, Candy, Adobe, Gruner&Jahr, Mondadori, Franco Cosimo Panini, Diesel, Ducati, Ray-Ban.
He’s also a Teacher-in-a-Box instructor, an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) e Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CS6 and Freehand MX and keeps multi-level training and consulting, seminars and conferences throughout Italy, specialized in advanced Photoshop techniques. Writes for magazines and published several manuals about Photoshop.

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Marco Olivotto

Marco Olivotto

Color Correction, Instructor, Writer

Lives and works in Rovereto, Italy.

He’s a  Master in Color Correction since when he decided to spread the word about color correction techniques in Photoshop, still relatively unknown in Italy. Starting from 2011 he takes the Color Correction Campus, full-immersion one or two-day courses were the students work on the images applying the techniques taught in the class. The CCC soon gained a big reputation and plenty of enthusiasts followers.  Marco also teaches colour correction techniques in important workshops and conferences. He is  a Teacher-in-a-Box instructor and writes for the  magazine Fotografia Reflex which hosts a monthly space about color correction.
Last but not least. Marco “The Voice” Olivotto is the author of our best tutorials.
The great Dan Margulis, who invented color correction in Photoshop, and was the first mentor of Marco publicly called him “a renaissance man” because of his eclecticism.

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Roberto Piludu

Roberto Piludu

UX Designer, Graphic Designer

Lives and works in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

Our Web Master. We must acknowledge that he’s core of all our web initiatives able to satisfy all our impossible request. If this site is nice and functional is thanks to his work and patience. He’s currently working on new interesting strategies.

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Francesco Piras

Francesco Piras

Movie Director, Video Maker, Photographer

Lives and works in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

He’s an advertising, editorial, art, portrait and commercial talented photographer, working for several agencies, publishers, public authorities and clients such as Bugatti, BMW, Art’è FMR, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage. He published more than ten books.
He have developed “Real Repro” a digital reproduction technique of paintings that allows the digitization of works in 1:1 scale and beyond. “Real Repro” has been included as an example of excellence from the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage at the European Heritage Days 2011.

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Photo Credits
  • Roberto Bigano: © Francesco Piras
  • Marco Olivotto: © Sara Lando
  • Francesco Pitas: @ Roberto Bigano

La Dolce Vita – An era ends – Dan Margulis on this Group

Excerpt form his famous post “La Dolce Vita – An era ends”

They say that Italians get emotional at times like this, and that Italians love beautiful things. I admit to feeling a bit Italian myself as I write this.

I *have* developed an emotional attachment to the country, no doubt. And the relationships I have entered into with several of my students in that country have evolved into something, well, profoundly loving. The old joke has it that in heaven, all lovers are Italian. Right offhand I can think of a couple of exceptions to this generality, but there is no need to go off-topic.
The truth is that it is a land of love and great beauty, made all the more beautiful professionally by seeing the new and sophisticated imaging algorithms being developed by Davide with Marco Olivotto, and by seeing how Alessandro, Daniele Di Stanio, Tiziano Fruet and others have brought first-class color instruction into a country where it was rarely found previously.


 

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