Photo Journal 8.22.2022 (Color Street Photography in Hongdae)

I was reviewing more photographs from the Hongdae area in Seoul, South Korea that I took back in May 2016. When it comes to street photography, I often lean towards black and white in most cases. But today, I decided to share two street photographs that I prefer in color. Let’s take a look at both of them.

Settings: 50mm, 1/100sec, f/2.5, 1600ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | June 2016

I will say that the photograph could work in black and white, but I just feel it works so well with color! I prefer the color because it seems quite balanced to me. The yellow, the blue, and then you have the red lipstick and even pink on the signs in the back. I like the way it flows all together. In addition to that, I love the subjects and the rest of the general feel of this moment in time.

Here’s the second photograph:

Settings: 50mm, 1/100sec, f/2.5, 1000ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | June 2016

Although there are some background elements that could be distracting like the people waiting at the crosswalk and the taxi. However, I’m still very happy with the 3 main subjects in the photograph, as well as the expressions and colors. I love the background lights and signs in the background that are so reminiscent of the Hongdae area.

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