Busker at AMK Hub


johndoe161

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#1
Hello all,

This picture was taken just outside the entrance to AMK Hub near McD. If you are familiar with this area you will know there are a few buskers plying their trade there at the steps every week. This woman was one of them though I have not seen her for quite a while.



1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Composition, but other comments are also welcome

2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I hope to potray the curiousity of the 2 kids as they are peering over the busker.

3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
I was taking are break from a walkabout around AMK central when I noticed the busker & the kids. I already had my cam so I took a shot.

4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I think I captured the mood but I feel it lacks something, Im not sure what is it.

Thanks for dropping by! :)
 

Rashkae

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1. Poor composition - your subject is only in the lower half of the frame.
2. Poor sharpness.
3. A tighter crop would help more. Right now I don't know what you're trying to show.
 

kei1309

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#3
to me. the kids are not portraying curiosity. more like being enthralled by the keyboard playing and music.
 

zaren

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the colour and busy background distracts from the main subject, which is the busker. perhaps you could try shooting in black and white, and with a shallower depth of field to isolate the busker more.
e.g.
 

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Ripley5

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Agreed with zaren. This is my quick take on your photo with some pp. Maybe u should have shot it in landscape instead.

 

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Ripley5

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#6
Ah! Didn't realised its u again johndoe161... seems like I'm always pp you photos. ;)
 

johndoe161

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#7
Ah! Didn't realised its u again johndoe161... seems like I'm always pp you photos. ;)
Wah, you are the MAN bro! I should pass my pictures for you to pp. We can become a team of Photo Dynamic Duo! hahaha. At least you have inputs to show, visually I can understand what you are trying to explain, what is the best way to produce better pics, its like constructive criticism. And I like constructive criticism then just plain criticism. I know this is critique but giving a few pointers is also nice. Thanks again man! :)
 

Foress

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#8
gotta love the edits above!
 

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#9
I like how zaren's treatment centers the focus on the busker in the photo (in line with the title), but i like the orientation which ripley puts it in.
 

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