Instagram Winners - White

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: 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: 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. 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: 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:, 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. 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.   

Instagram Winners – Color

Sometimes it pays to be bold and let that color be strong and saturated. That was the goal this week with the color Instagram challenge. It's difficult to hit that right balance but sometimes we can find color for the best shots, especially with the winter season at the moment. Light painting with a Christmas tree,  diffused light, advertisements, and dyed hair made for great out of the box choices and you all did well!As it’s currently 17F out it’s time to photograph the cold weather, or ice cream for the Aussie’s. Cold is a temp, a feeling, so shooting it can be a bit subjective and abstract, thinking out of the box. So it’s your turn to get a bit chilly for great photos like Toby had to in Alaska. To enter post your photos on Instagram before noon next Friday with the tags #PRTV and #PRTV_cold.

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And the team!Toby – Photorectoby Roy – RoyMcKeeIII

Toby's Winner: love the two solid colors that dominate the image!

Toby's Honorable Mention: color against the lack of color and the unique angle - looking almost straight up which makes this stand out to me.

Roy’s Winner: is always a great subject for color. You’ve got a bright flash that lights up the clouds but the different types of lightning can give different colors to the clouds. Plus being over the city you get the contrast of the yellow city lighting from the older sodium lights. It’s a great shot with nice contrast for that pop of color.

Roy’s Honorable Mentions: bright colors with the lighter blue sky make this colorful boat a great shot. Cropping the boat to focus on the paint works well albeit I’d like the shot framed a slight bit more to the left to follow the rule of thirds better. make for a great subject but also a great backdrop for Edgar’s photo. The duller color of the city has been saturated a bit and with the nice warm background via the sunset it really makes the orange show through for the photo.