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Hi Everyone, that you for all the entries to The Bokeh competition and sharing it with friends.

The winning shot was awarded to Jonathan Smith – “Night Fair”, Turnham Green in Chiswick.

Jonathan used Sony Alpha 7 (focal length: 50mm, exposure: 1/8000sec, f/1.8, ISO 6400)

Jonathan Smith winning image for the Bokeh photography competition

Second place went to Oliver Tillard – “Barbed Bokeh”

Oliver Tillard second place winner of the Bokeh photography competition

Runner-up pictures

Hollie Straker
Hollie Straker - photographer

Renu Kumar
Renu Kumar - photographer

Hannah Grimstead
Hannah Grimstead - photographer

Congratulations to all who submitted their entries!

It is really important to go out and practice. Our photography courses can give you all the technical knowledge but by far the best way to improve – is to practice!

For inspiration and to assist your further learning, we highly recommend these books:

The Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman –
The Photographer Eye

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson –


Roland Pokrywka

My transition from web design to photography started about 15 years ago, after my first trip to Central America. Disappointed with pictures in auto, I decided to take matters into my own hands and learn how to use the camera to its full potential in manual mode and improve my photography. Website: