No colors (or colours if you’re Scott) anymore, I want them to turn black, and you guys did this week with our dark challenge.  From clever dark chocolate and a holocaust memorial to underwater cave snorkeling you guys didn’t pull any punches this week. We had almost 200 photos to choose from making it a hard choice to pick our winners.

Winners this week were chosen by Scott and Roy.

You can find all the past challenges on the PRTV page along with next week’s challenge #prtv_motion. Time to practice your slow shutter speeds. We’re looking for a bit of motion in your photos! To enter post your photos on Instagram before noon next Friday with the tags #prtv and #prtv_motion.

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And the team!
Toby – Photorectoby Scott – photoscott88 Roy – RoyMcKeeIII

Scott’s Winner: 

This jumped right off my feed – a fantastic self portrait.
I love the way it’s composed and lit. It’s crunchy and sums up the dark and moody look. Well done!

Scott’s Honorable Mentions:


A photo posted by Matt Demke (@demke_matt) on

Beautifully composed abstract shot – this is very pleasing to the eye – I love the way the light get blocked and reflected by different elements of the object.

Awesome Panorama! This really pops off the screen for me, I like the light creeping over the horizon leading you up to the stars.

Roy’s Winner: 

Dark clouds and mountains contrast the tiny bit of light from the city making for a great moody dark photo. I like the red sunset as it adds a nice horizon peaking through the clouds.

Roy’s Honorable Mentions:

Playing with marbles☺ #marble #prtv #prtv_dark #nofilter #dark

A photo posted by ten8e (Heather) (@ten8e) on

Heather’s use of playing with marbles in a blacked out background make for a great dark shot. Using blue to go with the dark background makes for a great shot.

More from the Harrington Foundation shoot. #harringtonfoundation #prtv #prtv_dark

A photo posted by Denae Branch (@branchphotos) on

Something I had in mind for the challenge was seeing silhouettes. Denae has a great location and subject with the dark theme giving it a great look. My one issue would be the light stand which could have been removed digitally or just held in place with gaffers tape.

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