The Clinic – Photo Rehab #10

The Clinic – Photo101 Rehab is an event for everyone who loves photography.

Here is photo #10. Check below how it works.

If I can, I shoot people’s portraits when observing them in public spaces. This lady was taking the city tram, together with another woman. They sat in front of me at the back of the car.

I had my camera in my bag, and in few seconds I set up my ‘studio’, shooting many times during the ride, as I wanted to capture her expression when not talking to her friend. Sun rays were my studio lights, changing as the tram moved.

I chose two shots to share with you. The first is a rougher one, made when there was no direct light on her face. She may look sad but she wasn’t; this serious look had to do with the subject of her conversation.


The second had sun light straight on her. I used Lightroom to work on the overexposure on her face and also the contrast, because I liked her soft and caring look on this photo.


I used a Olympus E-M10. Photo edited at Lightroom.

Here is what ‘The Clinic Photo Rehab is:

This blog hosted ‘The Photo101 Rehab Clinic’ from 04 to 31 December 2014 and featured over 170 photos made by Photobloggers Andy Townend, Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy, Terri, Bampa’s Views, PeaceCrafting, Dreaming of Leaving and Project Easier.

As former patients informed me that the withdrawal symptoms remained active, and new patients recognized the same symptoms, The Clinic – Photo Rehab  reopened its doors.

You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Passionately Curious, come and join us: “Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

How to join:

Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7 until the healing process ends.

Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirrorless, compact, to smartphones.

Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.

Who can join: Anyone can join; and not only former Photo 101 bloggers. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.

Thanks for joining and enjoy it.

The Clinic – Photo Rehab 

 Here is the link to  add your photos. Knock the wall… and click on the image below:


Even if you don’t want to join in, click above and appreciate the beautiful photos of the former and current participants. Go and check their wonderful blogs as well:

Angle and Views

Andy Townend 

Artistic License of Life 

Belgian Streets


Deb’s World



Giving Thought Giving Sight 

Mara Eastern 

Musings from a Frequent Flying Scientist

My Story by Teresa

My First DSLR Camera


Oosterman Treats Blog

Perspectives on

Snapshots Snippets and Scribbles 

Silver Threading 



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44 thoughts on “The Clinic – Photo Rehab #10

  1. How powerful the message of a photo can be… we start thinking we knew that person for a lifetime, all of her feelings, her past… yet we never spoke a word.

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    1. No. I didn’t say the whole story. When I was about to tell her as we got out at the same place, she had a problem with her public transportation card (we need to check in and check out and the money is taken from our bank account) and she couldn’t check out. If you don’t, you must pay a fine.
      She didn’t hear my voice and went running to the front of the tram to talk to the conductor. I had to go as I was late to go to a meeting.
      So, unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to talk to her.
      I waited a minute but she didn’t get out of the car.

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  2. Beautiful portraits! I love your candid city shots .. Her face is so expressive.. And the one with the sunlight shows such a soft and caring look on her face . I guess the wonderful myriad of lines on her face also tell a story… I wonder who she is and what her life has been like… Thank you for sharing and glad you set up your studio to snap these pics in time!


  3. What an amazing difference between the two, not just your editing but moreso to show how different a face looks when smiling or not, happy or sad. She has a lovely face, but her beauty is hidden moreso before she smiles. Did you know her, talk to her alot? x

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  4. Lucile, I’m loving your street portraits. This one is a particualr favourite – the difference between the two is astonishing and shows just how much impact the light (and a smile) can make to a person’s face. You’re inspiring me to get up closer when I’m shooting. I’m interested to know how near you were to this woman when you took the photo. Did she notice you? I think I need to join your clinic.

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    1. Michelle, thank you so much!
      So true. That is why I wanted to post both. This lady was strong and very sweet and if one sees just one photo, gets only one impression, and most often negative. The light didn’t hep either.
      I was 1 meter away from her. She didn’t notice me because she was focused on listening to her friend. Besides, I don’t use the view finder for these shots as they are intimidating to people. As I look to the camera to compose the shot, and then keep looking at/talking to them, this action hides the fact that I am shooting.
      You really should try. Public places are wonderful to give a try. Just sit somewhere and observe.
      And please join the clinic. You are going to enjoy our community.

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