Train Full Of Emotions Is a Series of Telling Portraits Shot on a Train

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All images by Skander Khlif. Used with Creative Commons License. 

Choice of location for street photography shooting is extremely important, and Skander Khlif chose to shoot photos on a train. This isn’t necessarily a new concept–loads of photographers do this while commuting. But in this series of street photographs titled, “Train Full Of Emotions,” Skander managed to capture emotions in the eyes and behaviours of travelers in a train departing to Jaipur, India.

Skander moved very close to the people he photographed on the train, and he successfully established the direct eye contact in most of his portrait shots of strangers. He typically employs tight framing resulting in clean composition, drawing the attention to the facial expression and the sparkle of catch-light in the eyes of his subjects.

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The Silence of Munich is a Beautiful Street Photography Series

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All Images By Skander Khlif. Used Under A Creative Commons License

Photographer Skander Khlif moved to Germany earlier this year, to Munich specifically, and in order to get to know his new surroundings a little better he took a free Sunday and hit the streets. The resulting series, which he titled The Silence of Munich offers an in interesting perspective on the German metropolis and its residents.

For his trip, Khlif went to the center of town, a place full of museums and other beautiful buildings of art and architecture. Khlif noted on his description of the series, “The first Sunday I had to present myself to my new city and at the same time get to know ‘Her’ better! The heart of every city is the museum area and so there I went!” 

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A Crisis of Purpose in the Age of Instagram

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This is a syndicated blog post from Street Silhouettes. It and the images here are being republished with exclusive permission from Horatio Tan.

Photographing for likes. Has the world come to this? Everyone is a photographer, and photographs are manufactured voluntarily by the thousands per second, streamed instantaneously to handheld devices around the world. We’ve seen everything there is to be seen. We’ve seen beauty in abundance. We’ve seen torrents of cruelty. We’ve seen gross excesses. We’ve seen notoriety. And we’ve seen nothing of consequence. We’ve seen more than we need to see, and so we’ve become desensitized. Nothing moves us, and nothing shocks us. We’ve seen it all with the swipe of a thumb.

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A Journey Of Self Discovery Through Street Photography

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All images by John Patterson. Used with Creative Commons License. 

In John Patterson’s photography journey he came to a realization that he not only captures interesting street photographs, he was also shooting his own reflection. John describes himself as a introvert, a keen observer, and an emotional person.

As a street photographer John aims to create a visual record focusing on the life in Baltimore which is usually unnoticed and undocumented. He is particularly drawn to the emotional expressiveness of young children, and the stark juxtaposition of their young lives against often challenging backgrounds.

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5 Reasons to Get Excited About the Fujifilm 23mm f2 R WR Lens

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Recently, Fujifilm announced their 23mm f2 R WR lens for a very affordable $449 price point. This is the second lens in their lineup to offer an alternative traditional focal length for photographers that want an affordable lens and can’t afford the f1.4 versions. In many ways it follows the same formula that the 35mm f2 R WR does in comparison to the 35mm f1.4 R.

Considering this, there are loads of reasons why the 23mm f2 R WR lens should be very exciting for lots of Fujifilm camera users.

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Will Crooks’ Street Fashion Portraiture Proves The South Has Style

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All Images by William Crooks. Used with Permission. 

Inspired by Bill Cunningham and Scott Schuman, William Crooks has developed his own take on street portraiture through his Wac Avenue series. “Originally, photography was simply a means of documenting the visually expressive individuals I would spot while walking through the small downtown of my home Greenville, SC. This grew into a passion for street portraiture and I found myself spending nearly every weekend scouring the streets for stylish strangers.” Crooks said of his experience.

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Roy Rozanski’s: Finding the Story in a Street Photograph

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All images by Roy Rozanski. Used with permission.

Photographer Roy Rozanski is a 37 year old photographer who hails from Israel. He calls Tel Aviv his “main hunting ground” because it contains “a highly versatile street life packed full of different vibes, sounds and smells. This fact is impressive on its own especially for such a small city in comparison to some other big metropolis.” Through his work, he tries to find stories and to that end ignores all the more artistic entities that many other shooters see.

He claims influence from Martin Parr and Elliott Erwitt for example. “I am always looking to represent the street life through my own looking glass.”

To Roy, shooting street photography is the most challenging type of photography because nothing is staged or rehearsed beforehand. So using his Fujifilm X-T1, he goes about looking for stories.

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Street Photography With a Super Wide Angle

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All images by Sebastian Boatca. Used with permission.

Some street photographers like shooting with a field of view that mimics the way that the human eye sees. They call it the human perspective–and it’s one the biggest pillars of many street shooters. But Sebastian Boatca likes experimenting with super wide angle perspectives.

This isn’t something that hasn’t been done though–some shooters use a GoPro. But the very wide perspective gives you something that is much different than most of what you see out there.

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