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Not long until Christmas now, the temperature is cooling, days are shortening, hot chocolates on hand, and the city is already wrapped up in beautiful fairy lights.

It is the best time of the year to be inspired by the city and nature with all the lights and Christmassy atmosphere. So this month’s theme for our photo competition is “Bokeh”.

What to photograph? a flower with tiny drops? your kids in front of the Chrismas tree? a portrait of a friend with the city lights in the distance? If you’d like some tips and inspiration, please visit our post "Bokeh – Creative Lighting" and definitely check our picture gallery on Pinterest. We have also made a small video of how to set the camera if you are just starting out with photography, you can find it on youtube.

We’ll choose and publish a selection of our favourite images, and the winner will receive a £75 in course vouchers. For the second place, we have a fantastic book "The Photographer’s Eye" by Michael Freeman.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries!!!

It is easy to enter, and the competition is open to everyone. Entry closes on Sunday 31st December 2017.

Your pictures should be saved as jpg files and not bigger than 3MB. Remember to name your files e.g. katesmith1.jpg

Please email your best pictures (3 max) to [email protected]

We will notify the winners on 15th January 2018.

bokeh pinterest gallery

Terms and Conditions

  1. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and not in breach of any copyright.
  2. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, you give permission to DSLR Photography Courses to feature your images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.
  3. Only 3 images per person are allowed.
  4. The images should be in JPEG format and not bigger than 3MB, with the resolution not smaller than 150dpi. Entries must be labelled with the entrant’s name.
  5. Images should be emailed to [email protected]
  6. The judges’ decision is final.
  7. The winner will be notified within seven days of the closing date of the competition via email and announced on DSLR Photography Courses website and social media.
  8. The prize vouchers will be valid for 12 months, and there are no cash alternatives. The voucher can be used for half a day courses and workshops to the value of the voucher, as well as a part payment for any other full day or specialised courses we offer of a higher value.
  9. Only three images per person will be accepted per month, and each image can be entered only once and not be used for the future competitions.
  10. DSLR Photography Courses reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of the competition rules.
  11. Any personal details of the competitors will be used only for the administering purposes and not published or provided to third parties. DSLR Photography Courses reserves the right to publish the winner’s name on their website and media sites and publications.
  12. Any late or corrupted files won’t be accepted.
  13. Promoter: DSLR Photography Courses, Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Road, London SW17 0BB.
Roland Pokrywka

Professional photographer passionate about capturing the beauty of nature, landscapes, and travel —