Street Portraits at Photo Rehab #13

The Clinic – Photo101 Rehab is an event for everyone who loves photography, and wants to be part of a community of like-minded people, who are also fun to be with. All you need to bring is your passion. Mine is to shoot portraits and street photography.

Here I bring two street photos I made while crossing the Frederiskplein in Amsterdam. It was a sunny afternoon and there two people sitting in two separate benches, which expressions caught my attention.

This woman seemed so profoundly sad and lonely though strong and resilient. Her deep wrinkles gave a hint of a life with many experiences and lessons worth listening to.


This man looked sad, lonely, lost and yet thoughtful. He is homeless person.


I used a Olympus E-M10 and a 60mm (equivalent 120mm) 2.8 macro lens.

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 

Bad Fish Out of Water

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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56 thoughts on “Street Portraits at Photo Rehab #13

      1. Hah! Awesome. Do you use a long lens? Do they ever notice you? My subway photos I sneak with my phone…though one time it was too obvious not to ask so I did and he kindly obliged ☺ othereise I prefer not too because then they’re too aware you know?

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        1. Sometimes I do, like with those two i made on Friday at the park. I sat on the opposite side bench.
          When using public transport i don’t use a viewfinder, which would make my intention very obvious, but look only at the monitor, so they don’t see me shooting them.

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    1. MIchelle, I’m humbled. I know that I haven’t yet done that. I am an amateur, learning from experimentation; but I am very happy to hear that you like what I do, and that I have been able to capture what I wished to express with my images. It means a lot to me.
      Heartfelt thanks.

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  1. These are incredible portraits! Such emotion in their faces.. The monochrome brings out the lines in their images and makes it all the more moving…very touching photos as always… I wonder what life experiences they have had…

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    1. And you keep transforming me into a vain person! Please say that I need to learn more otherwise I will believe that I have made it, which is not true. Lots to learn. And I haven’t even finished reading my camera’s manual (you would have done it already), neither use LightRoom having first watched the tutorial video.
      So, far from being ready and done!
      Thank you, anyways. There is no cliché coming from friends.
      xxx (remember?)


      1. Here is my shocking confession: I’ve had my DSLR for half a year now and haven’t read my manual as yet. Shoot me now. So no blame here! I’m not sure if you have much more to learn — your portraits strike me as perfectly accomplished. But if it makes you feel better, there might always be something new to learn… xxx (remember!)


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