Toby and Christina are vacationing in Fiji this week after the successful Mckay Photography Academy tour. On that note, live shows will return next week! While they are gone these are your highlights of the week in article format. Follow Toby (@photorectoby) and Christina (@christinabernales) on Instagram for updates on their trip to Fiji. 

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Instagram Finally Lets You Log Into Multiple Accounts
Finally… Instagram allows multiple accounts with their app, something that’s been teased since the beginning of fall last year. For those with personal and professional accounts it’s a big feature they’ve been pleading for quite a while to get from Instagram.

GoPro will slash camera lineup to just three models in April

After their issues in the news GoPro solidifies their product line to just the Hero 4 black, Hero 4 Silver, and Hero Session.

Canon EOS Rebel Sl2 Coming for CP+

As with Canon Rumors always take it with a grain of salt, but we might be seeing the release of the SL2 at CP+.

This Skier Shot ‘Bullet Time’ by Swinging an iPhone 6 Around His Head

Finally! Adobe updates Bridge CC for improved performance

For those still using Bridge over Lightroom and update came out this week with performance updates to give it a bit of a boost.

Panasonic Unveils Organic CMOS Sensors with Global Shutter and 100x Sensitivity

Panasonic in a partnership with Fuji showed off their new sensor technology with global shutters. We’ve seen them before from other companies but it’s nice to see the competition.

Samyang Releases Two New Xeen-Branded Cine Lenses, a 14MM T3.1 and 35MM T1.5

Following the previous release of cinema lenses Samyang fills their gaps for a complete lineup.


With Toby and Christina being on the McKay Photography trip this week’s assignment was #PRTV_derelict. A bit trickier challenge then last week, this left you trying to find subjects that worked well together or were opposites. As Toby and Christina are gone to keep the challenge going this weeks winner and honorable mention have been picked by the patreon group, join today at http://photorec.tv/support/.

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#fxholden #ute #windmill

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Honorable Mentions –

#oldcars #prtv #prtv_derelict

A photo posted by Luke Ciancio (@lukeciancio23) on

#prtv_derelict #visitventura #downtownventura #shipwreck #asleepatthewheel #runaground #williamstonephotography

A photo posted by William Stone (@williamcstonejr) on

Next week’s challenge is Candy, join the challenge by tagging your photos on instagram with hashtags #PRTV and #PRTV_candy. This week’s challenge is part of a 52 week project by Dogwood Photography, join along at http://dogwood.photography/52weekchallenge.html.

McKay Photography Academy

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Find out more at mckaylive.com and on Facebook at McKay Photography Academy & Vision Culture



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Toby and Christina will be back next week, in the meantime check out these creative portraits of secret friends that are a bit different.

B&H Photo has a list of Everything Announced at CES 2017

 Yesterday we were back at Animals of Montana for more up close photography with some awesome creatures like this Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). Today we head back toward Yellowstone NP with tour group #2. #awesomesauce ~ Captured with the #SonyAlpha #A7Rii + #SigmaLens #85mmART f/1.4 via #SigmaPhoto MC-11 adapter Shot at f/2.8
 A real life cowboy who also happens to be our tour guide and bus driver. Looking mean on the deserted streets of #Virginiacity #Montana ~6) Captured with the #SonyAlpha #A7Rii + #SigmaLens #85mmART f/1.4 via #SigmaPhoto MC-11 adapter
 A7Rii + Sigma 85mm f/1.4 via Sigma MC-11 adapter & snow //It all works beautifully!

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