Vegetarian festival Bangkokby: © Christian Lukey
7.6
Overall
Rating
8
Subject
of photo
8
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
8
Focus
8
General
impression
6
Composition
& Perspective
8
Depth
of field
7
Color &
Lighting
Description
the composition and the movement make this shot unusual, while compelling - the 'round' effect from the fisheye accentuate the center spot, which takes away the clutter in the periphery
Technical Details

Nikon D300

Lens: Fish-eye:< 16mm
F-stop: F2.8
ISO: 200
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Tom Bourdon
11 Years
Spain
Travel
116 Jobs
For the third time in 3 years Tom has been chosen as a finalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition, ...
General
impression
Nice shot, an interesting subject that could be part of an nice photo essay to tell more about the story.
8/10
Subject
of photo
Interesting, and in my book that makes for a good shot, it makes me want to know more about what's going on, Who are these people what are they doing? Perhaps waiting for a more intimate moment would have created a stronger shot.
8/10
Composition
& perspective
The first thing that strikes me is why did you shoot it vertically. It seems all the information in the image is spread horizontally with wasted space at the top and with such a wide lens this is only exaggerated. I think a horizontal view shot from lower down would have created a stronger shot, I'd perhaps have got in even closer. I don't believe the people in the image are clutter I think they are a strong part of the story being told.
6/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Pretty good here too.
8/10
Depth
of field
With such low lighting you have little choice about the depth of field, but shooting so wide it makes less difference.
8/10
Color &
Lighting
As far as lighting goes this one would have been a bit tricky but you've done a good job, natural light seems to be falling nicely on the torches, I presume through a windows. The colours seem a little lacking, which could be down to any number of things.
7/10
Focus
Looks pretty good, but its difficult to say for certain at such a low res
8/10
How to improve your photo
1.
Try shooing from down low particularly with a wide angle lens.
2.
Would have been nice to see a face, the 3 main subjects all have their heads turned away from the camera but are looking in different directions, which causes some confusion in the shot.
3.
Colours seem a little subdued, make sure you're shooting in raw and then give them a little boost when post processing, lifting the shadows a little would help too.
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Tom Bourdon
Experience: 11 Years
For the third time in 3 years Tom has been chosen as a finalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition, He is an award winning documentary travel photographer specialising in recording cultural festivals & celebrations across the globe. Tom's work has taken him across Asia, Europe ...
Specialty:
Travel, People, Documentary
Location:
Spain
Jobs: 116 Jobs
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