Looking away at Photo Rehab #14

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.

I didn’t bring my camera in my bag today (and regret it) but my loyal iPhone came to the rescue. I took a city tram for a quick journey and focused on reading a newspaper.

Suddenly, many people sat in front of me and I felt the itch to click. I first resisted, as I was way to close to them. Their dreamy and thoughtful expressions asked for a photo. I gave in because I’m addicted. That’s why I’m in Rehab.

Here are the ones I selected to share with you.


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 


Posted by

Sharing sights & insights captured with diverse angles. Ex-corporate, now my own boss. Cycling, hiking, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photography, are no longer only hobbies listed on my resume. It's what I do when I want.

15 thoughts on “Looking away at Photo Rehab #14

        1. There is a methodology…lol. First I put my phone a bit higher and do as if I’m reading or writing something. I set it for mute, so they don’t hear the click. Then I look at them to focus, straight into their eyes, so they will avoid my sight (that’s a natural reaction) so I take the opportunity to focus. To get so close I magnify the screen a bit. They don’t notice my phone but me, then look away. That seems to work.
          It’s not always working like that.
          Yesterday I was taking to a homeless by choice (really) and alcohol addict, as he’s always sitting close by my yoga school. We exchange recipes! Well, I was taking to him when another homeless joined our talk. He saw my iPhone and asked if I make photos. When I wrongly interpreted that he perhaps wanted me to click him, by asking if he wanted that, he started screaming at me that I shouldn’t make his photo.
          The other one and I just told him to bug off. He sat down complaining that I should pay him for his photo. I had to laugh. And concluded: never ask, just shoot!

          Liked by 1 person

      1. Ha!! Great shots. Back in the days when I carried multiple lenses and a tripod, I almost bought a lens that shot from its side, not out the front…specifically for taking shots of people without them knowing it. I didn’t buy the lens, but have wished I had numerous times.


  1. Great shots, I am nervous to do these street shots of people, I don’t want them to be uncomfortable when they see the camera lense admiring them from up close or afar.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to eclecticoddsnsods Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.