This week was a color challenge and one of the trickier ones at that focusing on white.  White needs to be white, like I mentioned before exposure and your histogram is key. Otherwise, you end up with gray or blown out photos. For the most part looking through entries, you guys did great. That said there were a few entries that didn’t make it due to being quite dull to the point of a gray photo, watch that histogram! White was key this week and beyond a lot of swan entries, we had varied subjects from snow to bubbles, great for a color challenge. 

As for next week’s challenge, we apologize in advance to the introverts out there as you’ll be trying to go for candid photography. This doesn’t mean you’re stuck doing street photography, albeit that’s what most think starting out. Candid photos focus on getting your photo without a posed appearance, catching people in the act, and that’s your challenge this week.

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

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

Toby’s Winner:

This is a cute, cute, photo! Not super sharp, with focus just starting to hit her face but this is white! The color of the bathtub really makes it stand out.

Toby’s Honorable Mentions:

This is one of those shots where I was like “ooh this could be a little whiter”. Still, it’s one of those shots that the thumbnail really stood out to me. It could be a touch brighter and the gray in the corner could go but it’s still a strong photo.

White photo challenge #baldeagle #prtv #prtv_white #eagle #canonlover #100mm

A photo posted by Gary Bahnick (@gw.bahnick) on

This is one of those easy things to get, a toy or model. The white is a bright right, it’s centered and makes for a nice photo.

Roy’s Winner:

Hayden Valley Yellowstone National Park #prtv_white #prtv #mckayliveyellowstone2017 #white #pnfl @usnatureco

A photo posted by Wach Photography (@wachphotography) on

Lots of white in Yellowstone with this photo. Throwing it black and white helped as the sky doesn’t detract from the overall monochrome look of the land below.

Roy’s Honorable Mentions:

Honestly, bubbles were not one that came to mind for a white challenge but it does well to frame your daughter in the shot. It’s a fun photo with an honest expression that makes for a cute entry.

Spotted this Northern Shrike sitting at the top of a tree over the weekend. Not my best shot, but I've never seen one before, so I'm glad I got the pic. Pretty skittish bird. Even with the Sigma, I wasn't able to get any closer before he took off. Turns out these guys are kind of vicious. They are sometimes called "butcher birds" because they are known to impale their prey on thorns or barbed wire! . . . #prtvwildchallenge #hiking #richardbongstaterecreationalpark #outdoors #winter #nothernshrike #shrike #prairie #nature #weekendhike #trail #kenoshacounty #wisconsin #explorewisconsin #ig_wisconsin #landscape #prtv #stiffupperlens #lonelyplanet #canonfanphoto #5dm3 #sigma #sigma150600 #igerswisconsin #birdsofinstagram #bird #birdstagram #discoverwisconsin #treetop

A photo posted by Kyle (@just_kyle_s) on

A northern shrike in the sky is a great way to get a white photo. Not to mention from a birding standpoint they are one of the harder subjects to shoot without flying away.  


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