Featured Photos Weekly Challenge – Product Photography 2

Instagram Challenge

This Week’s Challenge: #PRTV_product2

This week something you could do inside or go out and capture with product photography. A bit simpler with the holidays coming up but it's a fun challenge and you can hopefully learn from it to make a few bucks doing photos locally.Next Two Week Challenge: #PRTV_holiday2 Find out more about upcoming challenges and past winners at photorec.tv/prtv.You can follow Photorec.TV on Instagram at @Photorec.tv and the team:

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Toby’s Features:

Fully committed to the shot with the water- it’s a neat take that makes me think of summer and beer - perfect. I may suggest to dial back the water just a bit and the buried can looks a little dented but all around good shot!

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Featured Photos Weekly Challenge – Complementary Colors

Instagram Challenge

This Week’s Challenge: #PRTV_complementarycolors

This week was a bit more challenging in that you had to follow a color scheme. Using complementary colors in your photos can make for a strong image. We had some great photos this week, and some that didn’t quite get the colors right, but it’s great to see all the nice attempts at focusing on color. Learn more about the color wheel by trying it out at https://www.sessions.edu/color-calculator/Next Week’s Challenge: #PRTV_product2Find out more about upcoming challenges and past winners at photorec.tv/prtv.You can follow Photorec.TV on Instagram at @Photorec.tv and the team:

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Toby’s Features:

Love the framing with that red! 

It's an interesting color contrast between the subject and background


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Instagram Winners - Product

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:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPo-yEVD1oO/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:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPqbndhBDWc/The lighting here is superb and showcases the guitar beautifully.https://www.instagram.com/p/BPtl_ecA_36/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:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPo-yEVD1oO/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:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPwREZQlvFt/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. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPtbSU8BqdN/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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