GuruShots: winning photographs from the Mostly White competition

GuruShots – Mostly White
#3 (Image credit: Zoltán Szabó - Hungary)

Billed as the world's greatest photo game, GuruShots is an online platform that provides a fun, structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work. 

By competing in epic challenges against millions of photographers, you can get instant feedback from over three billion monthly votes and increase your ranking from Newbie to achieve the ultimate status (and bragging rights) of Guru. 

GuruShots' challenges are voted on by the platform's Gurus and the wider community, and there’s a fresh challenge every day. Winners can receive prizes from GuruShots' sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro and Lensbaby. 

The 'Mostly White' challenged entrants with demonstrating their compositional talents and technical know-how within the framework of a primarily white photograph – which suggests, but doesn't necessarily dictate, a monochrome image.

White or pale flowers were a popular subject, with Top Photographer Enola and Nathalie Talbot among the highlights. Stark, minimalist black-and-white images also provided successful shooting material, with Zoltán Szabó's brilliant composition of a tree on a snowy hillside and Kimmy Humann's fantastic use of negative space with telephone poles disappearing over the horizon.

Wildlife also made a welcome appearance, both in terms of white birds – such as those captured by Dave Hatton and Hossam Sadek – and silhouetted birds against a white sky, like the image shot by Zeev Roytman.

The 20 highest ranked images were published in Photography Week magazine and we're pleased to showcase these images below along with the rest of the top 500 featured photographs in the gallery that follows.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Enola - United States)

Top Photo (Image credit: JPG Grosset - Thailand)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Zoltán Szabó - Hungary)

#4 (Image credit: Ilan Horn - Israel)

#5 (Image credit: Kimmy Humann - United States)

#6 (Image credit: schack - Denmark)

#7 (Image credit: Amalie Zitthen - Denmark)

#8 (Image credit: Lynn Shelton - United States)

#9 (Image credit: Moises Pindi - France)

#10 (Image credit: Bajkó Tamás - Hungary)

#11 (Image credit: Hossam Sadek - United States)

#12 (Image credit: Al burcas - Portugal)

#13 (Image credit: Salvijs Bilinskis - Latvia)

#14 (Image credit: Miss Miffy - Austria)

#15 (Image credit: Dave Hatton - United States)

#16 (Image credit: Jan-Mikael Nokelainen - Finland)

#17 (Image credit: Sylvain Perrier - Canada)

#18 (Image credit: Zeev Roytman - Israel)

#19 (Image credit: Décsi Zsuzsa - Germany)

#20 (Image credit: Nathalie Talbot - Canada)

#21 (Image credit: Patrick Nealis - United States)

#22 (Image credit: Katalin Csotai - Switzerland)

#23 (Image credit: Dragana Simić - Serbia)

Here are the remaining images from the top 500 entries in GuruShots' 'Mostly White' contest – simply click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery of photos. 

To find out more, and to sign up and take part in the next challenge, visit

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