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

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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

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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

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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

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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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 They all had dreams. They all had family. They died for us. Arlington National Cemetery is a heavy place, I can't help but think about all the pain and suffering when presented with row upon row of a headstone representing a fallen soldier and my mind boggles that this still happens today. On this little planet hurtling through an incomprehensible ginormous space - some people think it is ok to kill each other. :( p.s. You should google Cornelius H. Charlton - his story is interesting p.p.s My grandfather is buried in Arlington- my Mom's father was instrumental in designing and implementing early radar systems for the Navy in WW2. Captured with the #Sony #a7RII and #Canon #70200L at 200mm and f/3.2
 #mondaymorningshare - I want to see your failed experiments or favorite photos from the last week. GO TO to share your fav image from the past week. Here's my #failedexperiment The US Capitol at Sunset. File this under because I could - a 2 minute exposure with the use of a NISI Filters 10-stop ND. I hoped I would get some interesting wispy movement in the clouds but nothing developed. Next I tried a 6 minute exposure (swipe to see it) and while there may be a little more movement in the clouds it certainly wasn't anything to get excited about. And while I often recommend very carefully shooting building and monuments as symmetrically as possible, I purposefully shot from right of center to avoid losing Ulysses S. Grant statue in the front of the capitol. *  Sony #A7RII and #Canon 2470mm with #NiSiFilters #10StopND
 I love traveling with other photographers on #mckaylive trips. Kari, a trip participant, noticed this line of trees and shared her perspective with me. I had glanced at them but hadn't noticed how nicely they lined up when standing at a certain spot #teacherbecomesthestudent :) We had a great day leaving behind the cherry blossom crowds for a much quieter walk around #HarpersFerryWV. And a visit to #BolivarHeights a much fought over hilltop during the civil war and the site of the largest surrender of Union troops - over 12,000 men surrendered to Stonewall Jackson. *  Captured with the #Panasonic #GH4 and #1235mm lens

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