This is like the first few shots that your posting here that i m daring to critique, lets see if i can!
Image 1: This image applies to the event that you were cowering quite nicely i must say because it was nothingness, and nothing is in focus here so to speak! Nice idea.
Image 2: the upper right/left part of the image are some what distracting form what the main subject (as i see it at least its the man playing with the papers) the same goes for that well look alike thing on the floor (could have cloned it out perhaps?) Its seems to be a tad out of focus, but i cant really tell because of the size of the image.
Image 3: I think this iamge is tad underexposed, i would like to see a bit more of lightning from maybe the left hand side towards his face (possible an external flash)
EDIT: i went to take a look at the rest of the shots, this is my favorite one of the entire session:http://www.edtangphotography.com/photo1039908.html
Thanks for your feedback Alex. It has been a while since I shared new work with the forum.
The event was strange and I wasn't the only "photographer" there. I didn't really have a clear brief other than to capture what the event was about. I had two options - go conventional, or go against it. I went for the latter and the photography was more in line with abstract and street photography than representative shots. I went with a theme of slightly out-of-focus to fit in with the nothingness theme, and to create images that would leave the viewer moving their eye around a defined but unclear subject,/object like image 1.
As for image 3, the underexposure was a result of the interior; the spot lit white walls were a recipe for overexposure, and in that instance, I would consider using the SB600 wirelessly in front of that performer but that was the fundamental issue. These were performers, and firing a light during their performance wouldn't have pleased them. I spot metered for his face and that was the result I achieved.
Overall it's a breath of fresh air to have covered an event where I didn't have to worry that every shot had to be sharp. I just composed, focused, then mildly defocused all night.