Being the week of Halloween we just had to make the challenge #PRTV_halloween. Pumpkins, figurines, costumed portraits, and more this week fit the mood perfectly. It gives us an excuse to be a bit more creative with shoots using a mood, or fitting someone in a costume.
You can find all the past challenges on the PRTV page along with next week’s Instagram challenge #PRTV_freezemotion. It’s time to practice your technique by freezing the action with fast shutter speeds. Something everyone always dismisses but it’s a handy to know how when you need it. The subject is up to you whether it be sports, kids playing, or a tabletop DIY like water drops.
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Guest: Steve Scurich
It’s a really cool shot. The focus is great and just thin enough that the horns go in and out of focus.
Toby’s Honorable Mentions:
Good Macro Morning! Happy Halloween! #halloween #macro_captures #macrophotography #macro_x #adaptalux #macro_freaks #macro_spotlight #creation #answersingenesis #nikonnofilter @sigmaphoto #sigmamacro #nature #naturephotography #outdoorphotographer #asi_es_macro_ #goodmacromorning #macro_highlight #fall #autumn #spider #nikonfallpa #insta180 #prtv_halloween Shares are welcome to those tagged me
Fantastic job with this macro, the framing and silhouette in this light is super cool.
A cloud for Halloween. Interrupting my attempts to get Antares, Venus and Saturn. 4sec exposure. #cloudappreciationsociety #cloudporn #potd #instagood #instagram #newzealand #clouds #halloween #thepunisher #marvel #nightsky #facesinthesky #netflix #scary #punisher #photooftheday #prtv #spooky #backyardastronomy #prtv_halloween
This makes me think of The Nightmare Before Christmas with a ghost and it’s a cool, creative, shot.
As a kid the creepiest part of Halloween was the Sleepy Hallow, headless horseman story. I like the desaturated look and it gives that spooky vibe. The small branch by the cape is the weak point that would make the photo stronger if cloned out.
Steve’s Honorable Mentions:
I love this one, the lighting is great. The contrast between the fake face but real eyes bring the spooky vibe. Albert Einstein is haunting us!
I love the focus on her eye and the horns coming right at you make for a great photo.
It’s a great portrait and you nailed the focus on this shot.
Roy’s Honorable Mentions:
Join the dark side, we have cookies! It’s a great example of a blackout portrait. Being a spooky Halloween shot the black dropoff works otherwise next time just put a reflector up to his left to put light back on his figure.
The husband said the first edit was too dark and the details of the robe didn't show up well enough on instagram so I increased the shadows a bit. It looked detailed enough on my 4K iMac screen but he was right – a lot of the detail was lost in the smaller size on instagram. Constructive criticism is always welcome! #prtv_halloween #prtv
As I said while sharing this on Instagram, not everything gets done in post. It’s a great make up job and the sepia works for the shot.
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