Instagram Winners - Bokeh

Challenging yourself with a small depth of field and lots of blur was the goal for this week’s #PRTV_bokeh. While sometimes using that faster aperture is a necessity of the situation using bokeh also can be an artistic choice. You used this to your advantage this week with a great shot of bokeh balls created from traffic, separating your subject out for a portrait, the tiniest macro shot, and the largest landscape with a foreground focus. All great photos and nice entries for this weeks challenge. For next week, if a picture is worth a thousand words, what if we remove the color? Your challenge for next week is Black and White, simplify a photo by cutting out the color or make it more personal and intimate. Even from an editing standpoint, going black and white lets you push the contrast up to 11. Your choice for your photos and I’m sure we’ll see some great ones next week for Black and White. To enter post your photos on Instagram before noon next Friday with the tags #PRTV and #PRTV_bandw.

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

Toby’s Winner: like the soft sunflower fields with the low contrast gives your portrait a nice painterly feel.

Toby’s Honorable Mentions: is where getting the strong bokeh, but not crazy bokeh balls. The nice soft background keeps us in the plants nicely with the focus on your bug. older shot but there's something about the cool tones and soft yet distinguishable background. You could argue the bright spot on the frosty flower is a bit too much but the contrast makes it stand out.

Roy’s Winner: nice spring photo by Maxence with the focus thrown on the main subject. The shallow depth of field gives a nice bokeh and separates your subject from the pack.

Roy’s Honorable Mentions: portrait from Gergö is great, especially with the bit of smoke making a nice touch. Using a nice heavy bokeh we’ve got a great leading line going towards your sister and the background is recognizable yet clean. macro bokeh balls! It’s a nice macro shot with these dew drops giving it a nice color tone to the image and those nice bokeh balls everyone loves to see.