Week 80 Starts TODAY!!!!
The theme is "BOKEH" and @axeman is the judge!!!
Interpret this how you will!!!!
In photography, bokeh (/ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay; Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light". Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting ("good" and "bad" bokeh, respectively). Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.
Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image. -
OFFICIALLY SPONSORED BY: @crimsonclad and @ngc!!!
The payout structure is as follows!
1st Place - 10 STEEM
2nd Place - 5 STEEM
3rd Place - 3 STEEM
HONORABLE MENTIONS will receive 0.50 STEEM!!!!!
Guest judges will now receive 5 Steem for judging the contest! Please contact me if you are interested in judging!!
You may enter as many times as you would like but only the best will be considered!!! Also please only enter your original work as a photographer or subject in the photo!! I will be checking for original work!
CONTEST STRUCTURE IS CHANGING!
ONLY TWO POSTS PER WEEK!
WEEKLY ANNOUNCMENT (Saturday)
AND THE WINNERS POST (Sunday)!
Use #portraitcontest as one of your tags
FOLLOW THE WEEKLY THEME
Please paste your contest entry into the comments on THIS announcement!!
(It has come to my attention that the use of mobile apps doesn't allow your entries to be viewed in a central location, so please leave your entry in the comments!)
Calling all past winners!!!!!
Let's see those portraits!!
@maquemali @lightcaptured @barbarabezina @marinauzelac @whimsical-magic @fotoinspiracja @psi.acastillo @miroslavrc @photocracia @ajanphoto @dannodaniel @olivia08 @art-universe @sichaozhou @hangin @mafufuma @sulev
@gunnarheilmann @bil.prag @publicumaurora
@paulkrugloff @scottdphoto @melodyrussell
@richee @fotostef @careassaktart @rossfletcher @lighteye @mrstrange
@jesuszoliz @sjarvie5 @caseygrimley
@littlegremlin @jclomo @aperterikk
@photoquest @alesstorrb @ellis.marell
@sawyn @stacyisacoolcat @hiddenblade @callmeyance
@matajingga @adamdo @derangedvisions @activeradio
@dreamsaboutcats @ajanphoto @jlgc @andresbriceno
@witkowskipawel @gabyoraa @trieuvan @twodorks @deadcountry @himalayanwomb @artizm @victorbz @semipermeabile @dianadvsalcedo @remyrequenart @jumartphoto @zipporah @sallybeth23 @edoardolobianco @dianadvsalcedo @razipelangi
@gabyoraa @rodgamag @vtravels @davedavis91 @eveuncovered @filnette @sumarno @idkpdx @jlgc
@exzorltg @amaciunas @amaciune @animal-shelter @ubikalo @rojafalevi @bakhtiarzehri @lphnfotografia @imlikett @rzpgaming @alevaskye
@azdak0 @tefiefranco @vayid @rubencress @aurumv
@vmoldo @lostinhappiness @sainatk @amaciune @engchitchat @wildflowerjessi @michellm3 @matajingga @bescouted @condra
There are more here but these are the winners from back to week 31! I know not all of you are still around but if you are we would love to see more entries from you!!