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    How does this pic fare? Please C & C.

    Many thanks in advance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eng Hoe View Post
    How does this pic fare? Please C & C.

    Many thanks in advance.


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    prolly make the sweet colours more vivid as there are a variety of colours.
    and a minor mistake: you cropped that poor boys head. haha. SSS!
    Happy Chinese New Year in Advance!

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    Good

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    those white plastic bags really spoil the shot! nice colors.

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    Default Re: Chinatown New Year Market

    Hi Eng Hoe, are you in the part time UWA commerce program ?

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    Nope. Perhaps it's another Eng Hoe that you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IfourDesign View Post
    prolly make the sweet colours more vivid as there are a variety of colours.
    and a minor mistake: you cropped that poor boys head. haha. SSS!
    Happy Chinese New Year in Advance!
    Thanks for pointing out. Sometimes, it's difficult to avoid because ppl are not aware you are taking them and they just moved !!

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    Hi,

    IMO, I find that there's no subject and no composition. Background is also too cluttered and messy and looks like an ordinary snapshot to me.

    I'd suggest that you leave the crowd out, leaving your composition only on the sweets or goodies. Include the hand written price "tag" to make it a little more interesting.

    Cheers

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    Picture not sharp and looks like a quick snap pic. Taken with a P&S camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmodel View Post
    Hi,

    IMO, I find that there's no subject and no composition. Background is also too cluttered and messy and looks like an ordinary snapshot to me.

    I'd suggest that you leave the crowd out, leaving your composition only on the sweets or goodies. Include the hand written price "tag" to make it a little more interesting.

    Cheers
    I really wanted to show the crowd to give a more festive mood. I agreed that the picture is a bitter clutter with too many different colors. Is there a better way to compose? What would you suggest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaycelim View Post
    Picture not sharp and looks like a quick snap pic. Taken with a P&S camera?
    No, it was taken with a DSLR. I admit I did not pause to compose it very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eng Hoe View Post
    I really wanted to show the crowd to give a more festive mood. I agreed that the picture is a bitter clutter with too many different colors. Is there a better way to compose? What would you suggest?
    Perhaps you can try using a smaller aperture (and a ND filter if possible) with a slow shutter. This way, you should be able to capture the movements of people (blur) and yet with only the goodies in focus (sharp). However, you might need a tripod for such actions though.

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    it's flat and snapshotish compositionally.
    some post-processing to blur out the undesirable objects and turn up the contrast / colours will help improve it.
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    tighter crop, more saturation, and sharper focus, exposure/contrast on one subject - maybe the boy in the red cap ... shld have used a small f stop, f1.8 to f2. I think your f number maybe around 5.6/8 and also you were not deliberate in the selection of your focus point which are the reasons for the comment about it being "snapshotish".

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    Quote Originally Posted by espion View Post
    tighter crop, more saturation, and sharper focus, exposure/contrast on one subject - maybe the boy in the red cap ... shld have used a small f stop, f1.8 to f2. I think your f number maybe around 5.6/8 and also you were not deliberate in the selection of your focus point which are the reasons for the comment about it being "snapshotish".
    So I should use smaller f stop to make my focus point stand out from the rest, is that right? Ok, will try again next time.

    Thanks for your advice.

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    Default Re: Chinatown New Year Market

    where do you want us to look at in the picture?

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