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Kalye Serye Cebu: Scenes of Daily Life

Street Photography Cebu

“If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” – Eve Arnold

I guess you can say by now that I love collecting inspirational quotes. Uh-huh that's me! I love this one from Eve Arnold - no, I don't know her personally but she's an American photojournalist. I thought what she said is just fitting for my post today which is all about people. I'm very thrilled that I've found some time to join a local photowalk and once again revived my interest in street photography.

Here are some of my favorites during our photowalk. I wished I had the chance to interview these people just like in Humans of New York but it wasn't the kind of dynamics we had that day. Maybe next time though! 

The sun was harsh so I did some experiments and played with different effects to achieve what I want.

Exhibit A: Red Hue


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*Yup, that's my shadow. 

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*Photographer in action - I can only count the times when I did this but I love seeing people doing this because it makes me wanna do the same and exert more effort. 

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*This little girl asked me if I could take a photo of her. Pretty little girl. 

Exhibit B: Green Hue


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*I've got to say Filipinos are one of the most resourceful people. This kid though! I kept asking myself what the heck he was doing there. 

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*Street food


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*This woman was watching some kids playing basketball. 

Exhibit C: Black & White


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I noticed most street photos are black and white. I've tried it before and I still want to try it again but for this set, I wanted to try different effects so I only had one black and white photo.

That day's photowalk was both interesting and heartbreaking. People don't always get to see what happens in the narrow, dirty, and smelly streets. It's true when they say street photography can get dirty. It doesn't have to be - but it's where you will really learn about a world you're probably not used to. 

In my head, I was telling myself - wow, this part of Cebu really exists. There's so much I want to discover and I'm prepared to be amused. 

Thanks for reading! Let me know which photo intrigued you, if there's any. :) 

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Kalye Serye, formerly Snapshots Saturday, is a weekly blog series featuring my street photography venture. Kalye (street) and Serye (series) aims to build and promote social awareness in the community and the world by creating and sharing meaningful photographs. 

Street photography is mainly the act of taking photos candidly which doesn't necessarily have to happen in the streets all the time. Read more about it here - Why Street Photography? 

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