Shot on Black

(Image credit: Thomas Marx)

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. 

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 'Shot on Black' challenge involved planning composition and placing subjects against a black background for a powerful and expressive shot. The winners, and a selection of commended images, were published in Digital Camera, and we're pleased to share the top 102 photographs here.

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

Top 102 shots

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