It’s been a few years since I visited the City of Angels but now the time has come to focus on some street photography in Bangkok with my Fujifilm X-T2.
For those that don’t know, back in 2018, after ten months in Australia and a short skip through South East Asia, we visited Bangkok for two weeks before flying home to England. I’ve been trying to keep a nice mix here on my blog of both travel guides and tips alongside lots of posts around photography.
I have no idea why it’s taken me so long but there are many, many photos that deserve to be shared over and above what I posted at the time in my short travel updates. This means that the time has come to focus on the loud, bustling streets of Bangkok and to share my images of those streets. What I loved about Bangkok (and yes, I loved it) was that, no matter how crazy the city became, you could always find solitude and calm in more places than you’d think.
As with other posts in the ‘On The Streets’ series (Newcastle is here…), these are designed to be relatively simple posts where I let my images do the talking. Some of these photos I love so much they even grace my Samsung Frame TV in the living room (more on that soon).
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY IN BANGKOK
I didn’t have much choice when it came to camera/lens combinations back when I was travelling so what you see here are all from my trusty Fujifilm X-T2 with the 23mm f/2 lens. I also used the 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 for a few shots; I do love a telephoto lens in a city though granted it can be restrictive! Finally, I had the 10-24mm f/4 too!
In terms of colours, as always, it’s all about the Fujifilm JPEG recipes. Even back in 2018, I was shooting JPEGs and these photos are all pretty much with my Chrome Urban or Astia Travel recipe. I can’t remember what settings I had dialled in for any black and white photos at the time but, if I was to return, I’d be using my Acros Punch settings.
I absolutely loved looking back at my street photography in Bangkok. My only regret really is that I didn’t take photos of more people but I can learn from those mistakes. I’d like to think that my photography has improved significantly over the last five years or so but it’s good to look at how far I’ve come!