Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Bold

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Bold

Welcome back to the weekly Fstoppers photo theme. Remember anyone can join in for a chance to be featured. After having a rather specific theme week one with “Leading Lines,” we came back with a less literal prompt of “Bold” for week two. This opened up the spectrum of entries and I think you will like the results. A bold photo can be achieved a number of ways using color, sharpness, light, or just the subject and placement in the shot. Let's see how these 10 photographers interpreted bold.

It can be hard to come up with new ideas sometimes. We all have experience in some areas but not others, and tend to gravitate towards our comfort zone more than branch into the unknown. Seeing how other photographers translate themes or ideas into their photos is not only fun, but it can also help expand your creative mind in the process. Bold photos stop you and make you look. Knowing how to pull this off is a solid trick to have.


Matthew Lampton


Rex Jones


Kyle Kephart


Allan Read


Will Gavillan


Kristyna Erbenova




Jean Lebreton


David F.


Donnie Rex Bishop

This shot has just the right amount of light and a touch of mystery. The paint on the model's face and arm really work with the whole scene. I also like the matching color splash in the bokeh on the right. Nice work, Donnie.

Be sure to check out all the entries here: #weeklyFstop on Instagram (Once again Instagram had by far the largest set of submissions.) Thanks to everyone for joining in.

What Next?

So would you agree that once again this week we had some cool entries for bold? For this week's prompt, let's take full advantage of this time of year. Since some of you may not have leaves changing or even live close to trees, we won't specify fall color, instead, the theme will just be color. Interpret it however you like.

Color (noun) is defined as:

1. the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light.

2. pigmentation of the skin, especially as an indication of someone's race.

Try and translate color into your submissions! I have a feeling we should see some great shots! Once again, the hashtag to use is #weeklyFstop

Remember, there is no guarantee posting a photo will result in it being featured. If we get going and you fall short, keep shooting and try and learn from the photos that are selected. We can all learn to like our work a little less sometimes in order to grow. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas feel free to contribute in the comments.

While you are dropping your name in the hat, are you all aware of the ongoing Fstoppers Photographer of the Month contest leading up to the Fstoppers Community Photographer of the Year? Alex Cooke covers how to be selected at the bottom of the above post.

Speaking of the Fstoppers community are you part of it? Did you know you can have your own portfolio here with chances to be featured on the homepage as photo of the day? If not be sure to check it out. If you already comment then you have an account. If not, use the sign-up button and upload some work!

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Allan Read's picture

Thanks for including my shot (#7), great work to everyone!

Michael B. Stuart's picture

You are very welcome! Thanks for joining in.

Some fantastic shots - excellent work everyone 😎

Michael B. Stuart's picture

Agreed, glad you liked. Thanks!

Will Gavillan's picture

Thanks for including my team's shot guys!

Paul Adshead's picture

Awesome mix, great work guys!

Douglas Turney's picture

For those slouches like me who still have fulltime jobs where the company blocks social media links, like the ones used to showcase the winners, can you please post the photos in the article and not simply link back to the social media?

Michael B. Stuart's picture

Sorry about that Douglas, that would require more time for explicit permission for each photo while also ruining the surprise. Would this work: I just tested and the pdf created had all the shots. Thanks!

YL Photographie's picture

thank you for the selection of my photo and congratulations to the other photographers for their realization