Through the eye of the Lens


Shallow Focus DOF ~ $20 Redbubble Voucher!

This challenge closed about 2 years ago.

The Challenge

Shallow focus is a photographic and cinematographic technique incorporating a small depth of field. In shallow focus one plane of the image is in focus while the rest is out of focus. Shallow focus is typically used to emphasize one part of the image over another. Photographers sometimes refer to the aesthetic character of the area that is out of focus as bokeh. Wikipedia


People will be accepted only if visible outside the plane of focus or not recognizable.
See Example Image by Shad Kingston.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favs ♥

Rewards & Prizes

$20 Redbubble voucher to winner!
Avatar of the month and winning banner
Top Ten also receive a banner.

If we have up to 3 ties as winners, all will receive a voucher. If we have 4 or more that has tied for winner….we will have an Exclusive “Run-Off” Challenge with only the eligible entries to determine winner.

Additional Information

Work must be accepted into the group to be eligible for Redbubble Voucher

Host reserve the right to remove any image that is offensive or not relative to the subject matter of the challenge.

Cover Image: Law dog by Kingstonshots


The Top Ten

yeah i'm a bird... so what? by Mitchell Koller

yeah i'm a bird... so what? by Mitchell Koller was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

  • Pearls in autumn by Hans Bax
  • Golden Jerusalem by John Poon
  • And hell followed with him by Kingstonshots
  • The Black Pearl by Shaun Colin Bell
  • Pinned.. by Geoff Carpenter
  • Come Here by JaninesWorld
  • one golden morning by irishgirl7
  • early light by paul erwin
  • Moss Capsules by Michael John

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