Continuing on our last challenge of flash photography a product Instagram challenge this week really narrows the field. It was up to you which product to shoot but each presents their own challenges in getting a photo to look just right. Especially considering in a lot of tabletop setups you need lighting equipment to get the product lit how you’d like for the shot. There were some nice entries this week from traditional tabletop setups to larger outdoor shots that really showed off some great camera skills. 

One of the harder challenges to shoot for next week, you’ll be shooting white as a color challenge. White can be tricky as any exposure to high and you’ll blow out a photo. Going too low as well ends up with dull colors and a gray photo. Just like in the shooting red article you will have to keep a keen eye on your histogram.

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

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And the team!
Toby – @Photorectoby Roy – @RoyMcKeeIII Rose –  @Randomcreativeart

Toby’s Winner:

#prtv #prtv_product

A photo posted by Tony Lawrence ( on

Frame filling perfectly lit goodness.  Only critique – the fried fish in the bottom is just ever so slightly out of focus and now I am hungry!!

Toby’s Honorable Mentions:

The lighting here is superb and showcases the guitar beautifully.

Nice location and the converging clouds really help to lead the viewer to the snowmobile.   I would crop in a little tighter and remove the trail stakes in the background.

Roy’s Winner:

#prtv #prtv_product

A photo posted by Tony Lawrence ( on

Seemingly chaotic scenes can be some of the best for food. Having plates slightly cropped off help fill the frame nicely and give the photo depth. As Toby said the fish is a bit soft but considering the angle and depth of field it still worked out nicely.

Roy’s Honorable Mentions:

Photo challenge. #prtv_product #prtv #canon5dmarkiii

A photo posted by Eileen K (@ektull21) on

This works great as a food shot using brightly colored spices. Considering they are reflective going with a smaller depth of field played nicely with the highlights. Guessing these are copper but you’ve got an off orange reflection to your left I’d try to tone down with a hue/saturation layer in photoshop.

I’ve got a whole laundry list of things I want to do this year and one of them is to start posting pictures of things in my shop once or twice a week, I mean after all it's one of the reasons I started this account and why it’s called ten8e and not Heather something ☺ . This strap is made from fabric I designed and have printed exclusively for my straps. It’s printed with eco-safe ink on organic cotton and completely handmade by me. . So with this weeks #prtv challenge being #prtv_product it’s the perfect time to start! My etsy shop link is on my profile page but you can also find them on Amazon Handmade and my website too #camera #camerastrap #canont6s #sigma1750 #etsy #vintagecamera #prtv #prtv_product #productphotography #ten8e

A photo posted by Heather (@ten8e) on

Not a big surprise to see our entrepreneur of the group Heather putting up her nice camera straps. A more traditional product shot you used a reflective surface to get that great reflection working down the photo but also included a bit of fill light.

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