Mish Mash Highlights: 2/21/2018

Photography NewsYellowstone 2018Toby's in Yellowstone with Animals of Montana having an awesome time, if a bit snowy with the trucks going through two-foot drifts. As always this is your weekly photography news, Instagram top picks, photos from space, and more! After a story came out a couple weeks ago about a photography shoot at a craft store Michaels stores are free to shoot, up for a challenge?Yellowstone 2018 BisonWhile Toby does the Live Show for PEN this is your quick peek at what we’re doing behind the scenes. Get this week’s news, our Instagram challenge top picks, and more. But you can always join Photo Enthusiast Network and watch Toby live, find out more at Photorec.tv/pen. For everyone that are already PEN members, thank you for supporting the site!

This Week at Photorec.tv

Around the Web

We can't cover everything photography news related but we try. For everything else, we've got the best news articles from around the web.Michaels: Yes, You Can Do That Portrait Challenge In Our StoresThe next viral thing is shooting portraits in a craft store full of fake flowers. Originally starting with Hobby Lobby, their chain has pushed back as it's against store policy. Michaels craft stores instead have fully adopted the idea asking people to come in and tag your photos #michaelschallenge. Just give the workers some fair warning, and tag #PRTV so we can see your shots as well!

Sony Creates Groundbreaking Backlit CMOS Sensor with Global ShutterOne of the complaints about the Sony a7RII was that it suffered from rolling shutter. If something is moving fast enough in the frame the sensor could not keep up with the subject (the sensor scans row by row) and you'd get odd distortions in your photo with parts of the subject. Sony is trying to beat the issue by incorporating a global shutter that captures the entire image at once fixing this issue. Right now their test sensor is just 1.46MP but it's a great start for the next generation of camera sensors.Taking Apart The Sony A7rIII – In Search of Better Weather SealingInterested in the Sony A7rIII but worried about the weatherproofing? Lens Rentals has completely gutted the new camera to see what makes it tick. Check out this article for all the weatherproofing till the very last screw.Other Stories You Might Like:

Featured Photos Weekly Challenge

Instagram Challenge

This Week’s Challenge: #PRTV_negativespace2

Less is more, literally this week with the Negative Space challenge. You guys nailed it with some really great photos so go hit that hashtag linked above to see all the shots. Putting all that focus on your subject can really lead to a great image if you give it the room it needs with that negative space.Next Week's Challenge: #PRTV_DIYEver have a DIY project you wanted to try? Now is the chance, especially with Michaels open for some neat in-store photos. Custom bokeh, vaseline for blurring, a neat backdrop, light flares, or your own DIY ... this week it's a chance to try something different.If you do hit up a Michaels use the tag #MichaelsChallenge as well!

Toby’s Features:

Love the wide mouth - the perfectly centered seagull and that flat gray.


So sharp, so perfectly blue and so close to the edge of the frame- look at all that negative space!

Little duck - big pond - love the space, the ripples- well done!


Roy’s Features:

This is great with all the focus on the bridge, you lucked out on the weather.


A great closeup and that bokeh really singles out the flower.


Lots of space using this hole as a way to peep through and simplify your shot with a bit of framing.


For more info, the schedule, and past top picks go check out photorec.tv/prtv. Try out some of Toby's Instagram Tips. For everything else Instagram, tag those shots #PRTV and #penlive for our daily photo features.

Photos from Space

The Opportunity Rovers 5,000th Day on Mars

Sunrise on Mars: Our Opportunity rover was built to last 90 sols, or Martian days. The intrepid rover has survived to see 5,000 sols of exploration and counting. A sol lasts about 40 minutes longer than an Earth day. Here we see sunrise as a new day breaks over the Red Planet on sol 4,999, Feb. 15, 2018. This view looking across Endeavour Crater was taken with Opportunity’s Panoramic Camera (Pancam), yielding this processed, approximately true-color scene. This view combines three separate exposures taken and was processed to correct for some of the oversaturation and glare, though it still includes some artifacts from pointing a camera with a dusty lens at the Sun. Opportunity has driven a little over 28.02 miles (45.1 km) since it landed in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars in January 2004. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ./Texas A&M #sunrise #science #space #Mars #martian #NASA #JPL #MER #robots #omgrobots #technology #sun #opportunity #planet #newday

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Also: He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New CameraMajor Tom Spaceman LED LightPick up a "Major Tom" spaceman LED light for your computer today. Part of Toby's Photos from space segment and it helps support the site. Click here to buy your own Major Tom on Amazon.Want to keep up with things happening this year? Sync your calendar with the solar system

That's all folks! We'll be back next week with even more of your photo news and a live show. If you guy's like the highlights leave us comments on the social media posts and we'll keep this going! For Pen members, Toby will be back on air March 28th.