You had a chance to show off your gear this week for the Instagram Challenge #prtv_gear. Shooting what you’ve been carrying around all this time to get those great photos. To be creative with it for a challenge, a bit of product photography, or behind the scenes of a shoot. From family shooting photos, to literal gears, and going underwater we like to see your creativity every week.

Winners this week were chosen by Scott and Roy for the challenge.

You can find all the past challenges on the PRTV page along with next week’s Instagram challenge #prtv_stilllife. Still life photography is a bit more on the artsy side than most are used to but another great way to get out of your comfort zone.  Typically an inanimate object such as food, or basically anything not moving, taken on a table is what pops in everyone’s head when it’s brought up. Which is true, and quite challenging in that you have full control of light, composition, subject, etc. literally making the image. For those like myself that are better at finding things there is also found still life. It can be a challenge itself and a bit off the standard as compared to typical still life your finding a moment and not in control as much as the former method.

To enter post your photos on Instagram before noon next Friday with the tags #prtv and #prtv_stilllife.

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And the team!
Toby – Photorectoby Scott – photoscott88 Roy – RoyMcKeeIII

Scott’s Winner:

Let's see how this comes out…. #TeamCanon

A photo posted by Edgar (@insta.gram.ed) on

A great behind the scenes shot capturing the moment well with the composition just catching the sun while letting the camera sit opposite in the frame.

Scott’s Honorable Mentions:

Selfie time! #cameras #zoomlenses #zoom #prtv #prtv_gear

A photo posted by NC♥ (@nancycachia) on

Aperture was key in this and you did great. It separates the camera with space while not losing enough detail where you can’t distinguish the background.

A view from the models perspective, in this case mermaids. It makes for a great shot while leaving the space around the large underwater rigging to somewhat draw the eye center.

Roy’s Winner:

An army of camera’s thanks to McKay live (www.mckaylive.com). It sets a great scene shooting the mountains and adds to the story from your trip.

Roy’s Honorable Mentions:

Bokeh! #TryingOutNewThings

A photo posted by Edgar (@insta.gram.ed) on

I thought someone might try to do something like a bokeh night shot with their camera in this manner. I never thought about a phone but with today’s technology it is the gear we use to shoot with on the go. It’s a great shot capturing the subject while creating a bokeh background in the process.

Angry_runner has a bit of a family shoot for this weeks challenge and I like how it turned out as well. A gear photo with a little photographer in the making.

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 Short Eared Owl. Captured with the Canon 80D and Tamron 150-600 G2
 Shadow Riders - Now I kinda wish I had photoshopped cowboy hat shadows for each of us! From family adventures in Saguaro National Park, Arizona
 Menzie's Penstemon or as the nerds say - Penstemon davidsonii ;) Found these little purple flowers on the way down from Paradise in Mt Rainier National Park and thought they made a nice foreground to the beautiful and still snowcapped peak in the distance. Captured with the GH5 and 12-35 f/2.8 Lens #lumixloungegh3


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