As a street photographer in Kuala Lumpur, I’ve chosen some of my best SOOC street photography pictures to share with my readers. There are many various kinds of street photography, as we all know, and I’m not claiming to be an expert, but here are a few of my favourites. I have selected the 10 best street photography photos which were shot with the Contax G1 & Fujifilm X-T4 camera. Previously I have compiled two series of best portrait shots from my portrait work in Kuala Lumpur.
Ever since I’m shooting with the Fujifilm SOOC film simulation recipes, I no longer edit my photos with Capture One and all are shared straight out of the camera. Some photos are selected from my photo walk trip to Penang and outing in popular street photography locations in Kuala Lumpur including Chinatown and Bukit Bintang area.
For the time being, I will choose 10 of the best photographs to be included in this first series, with more series to come in the future. I usually shoot in Aperture Priority mode while simultaneously mastering zone focusing, which is one of the most helpful skills for street photography.
Most of the time, I chose Nomadic Mood, one of my favourite Fujifilm recipes for creating a melancholy colour tone for loneliness, also known as solitude. I couldn’t agree more that if you’re like street photography, you should try this recipe. If you enjoy street photography, you might be interested in the finest Fujifilm street photography recipes. I enjoy photographing people, regular urban life, and isolation, which generally consists of only one person.
There are differences between urban photography & street photography. Urban photography includes candid, non-candid shots, of the surrounding, daily activities, objects, cityscapes, landscapes and so on. On the other hand, street photography focused more on candid photos of only people’s everyday life on the streets.
I enjoy candid, solitude & urban photography because it allows me to express a dramatic emotion in my images. Generally, I will get some street photography project ideas and will shoot on the street to compile a street photo collection. I photograph objects, streets, or people who are walking, sitting, working, standing, or doing something. It is also one of the genres in street photography, and many viewers will probably not comprehend the story behind the photographs.
I often enjoy spending lots of hours wandering about the city, maximum up to 4-5 hours in the morning. On weekends, I enjoy going for a stroll and then relaxing at cafés nearby in Kuala Lumpur to rehydrate and I enjoyed my street photography photo walk session even more.
My Best SOOC Street Photography Shots (Dec 2021 – July 2022)
This shot was captured using the Contax G1 on a trip to Pulau Ketam with other street photographers. Pulau Ketam has several little alleys that are ideal for shooting leading lines with subjects, light & shadow style.
This is one of my favourite photographs from my holiday trip to Georgetown, Penang. I liked the dreamy neon glow on the Gravybaby restaurant’s signboard.
This is one of my favourite reflection street photos of all time, and I believe it is worthy of inclusion in this 10 best SOOC street photography series. I also prefer how the Kodak Vision3 500T’s colour tone in daylight without the 85B filter.
I was strolling behind a historical structure and took a snapshot of an older man clutching and staring at his phone. This is the sort of isolation photography that I enjoy, as indicated previously.
The Fujifilm X-T4 was used to capture this image at a Japanese restaurant in Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. After seeing that this situation was pretty appealing to me, I swiftly took the image and applied the melancholy technique for shooting street photography SOOC.
During my trip to Penang, I photographed some of my best street photography on film. This was photographed early in the morning near a wet market in Campbell Street, Georgetown. I believe it is worthwhile to be included in this list of the top ten SOOC street photography.
I find this shot to be pretty eerie, but it also has its own story. It was shot at night while I was doing a film photography challenge at night in Kuala Lumpur.
One of the photos I took was on an outing to the Kuala Lumpur area while the sun was low in the sky. This is perhaps the ideal moment to photograph light and shadow.
This shot may not be perfect, but I captured it at the ideal time, with ray of light through the smoke. It’s one of my favourite images.
Shot at a prominent location for street photography in Kuala Lumpur as well as a tourist attraction. I like how the stall owner is staring at my camera.
Last but not least, this was a night photography project shot on Kodak Vision3 500T film. I love how cinematic it appears, almost like a scene from a movie. This street shot is deserving of consideration in the best SOOC street photography series.
So here are some of my favourites and the best SOOC street photography photos work. I haven’t had the opportunity to travel or go on an overseas vacation, but I may have a plan to fly soon, so for the time being, I’ll be photographing more around the Kuala Lumpur vicinity. I try to explore new places and hidden moments on the streets of Kuala Lumpur.
As I previously stated, I am not an expert but as a Kuala Lumpur street photographer, what I enjoy may not appeal to others. I had a lot more SOOC street images I wanted to include in this series, but I’ll keep them in the next series. Hope you enjoyed viewing my street photography in Malaysia and happy shooting, peeps.