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Beomosa Temple Stay

Beomosa Temple Stay

When I got asked to shoot Beomosa Temple for an upcoming article in Seoul Magazine, I was really excited. Mostly because I love Beomosa and the other reason was that I really wanted to see what goes on at a temple stay which was the focus of the article. Temple stay programs are a unique way to experience temple life. However, most of the people that I asked about these programs either hated them or did them as a one off thing. I think...

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Put 7 Photographers on a Tiny Island in South Korea and This is the Result

Put 7 Photographers on a Tiny Island in South Korea and This is the Result

Nothing is better than an island getaway with friends, especially when those friends are all excellent photographers. Last week I headed out with some of the best photographers in the area to the tiny island of Somaemuldo. This island is located near Tongyeong but really is isolated from everything. People come to fish (I think??) and just to get away from it all. There is really nothing much on the island but what is there is quaint and...

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Worldwide Photowalk Wrapup

Worldwide Photowalk Wrapup

Just a quick update on the photowalk a few weeks ago. As you know, we had many talented photographers with us and I was very happy with the turnout.  However, for the local contest, it was Macbeth Omega that one our contest! Not only that, but he was one of the TOP TEN FINALISTS!! I knew when I saw the image that it was a winner. In fact I stopped myself numerous times from hitting the “choose as the winner” button just in case...

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5DayDeal Photography Bundle Awesomeness!

5DayDeal Photography Bundle Awesomeness!

Few photography packages are anywhere near as good the the 5DayDeal’s Photography Bundle II. If you remember back in January they had a deal and it raised over $45,000 dollars for charity! Now they have set out to raise $100,000! While they are well on their way, I am sure that they could use a bit of help and I am sure that you could use some awesome stuff. Not to mention be entered to win $3000 worth of premium stuff like a...

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2014 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk

2014 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of once again hosting the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. I decided to change the location to Gyeongju this year as I thought that it would appeal to more people than having it in Ulsan. My assumption was correct and we had over 20 people show up. It was a great turn out for a great day of shooting. Our first location was the tomb park of Daereungwon. I had previously lead a photowalk here before and...

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Great Sunrise Ruined

Great Sunrise Ruined

  I am a nice guy through and through. I love talking to people and especially other photographers but once in a while something or someone will rub me the wrong way and it just makes my blood boil. Being photographers we tend to end up at the same locations as other photographers. This is usually a good thing. However, on this morning it was not. Perhaps it would have been different if it was not 5 am but who knows? What Happened I...

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Stop Posting Your Photos Everywhere and Do This

Stop Posting Your Photos Everywhere and Do This

Everyday I see the same photos posted over and over again. I see the same shot of the same temple posted in almost every one of my Facebook groups, on Flickr, 500px (which then gets reposted back to Facebook) and Google Plus. We have all done it, but the question that you should be asking yourself should be “is this really working?” I am going to take a stand and say “No, it is not working and you should just stop…...

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Flixel Cinemagraph Pro

Flixel Cinemagraph Pro

In the current world of photography people are always looking to do more with their photos. We are pushing resolutions so far that photos almost come to life. If you have ever wanted to take your photos just one step further and actually make them move than Flixel’s Cinemagraph Pro is what you need. We have all seen the GIFs around that almost have a mesmerizing effect as only a little part of the image moves. It is just enough to...

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Hongryongsa: Rainbow Dragon Temple

Hongryongsa: Rainbow Dragon Temple

I first saw this place posted on the Busan Lightstalkers page and I was interested. Where else can you find a temple next to a flowing waterfall near Ulsan or Busan? I had to investigate further. I searched Dale’s Korean Temple Adventures site, which is my go-to site for temples. It has the most comprehensive listing and detailed descriptions of Korean Temples and it always has what I am looking for. Getting to this temple is really...

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Tongdosa: Pine Trees Dancing in The Wind

Tongdosa: Pine Trees Dancing in The Wind

Few places get to me as much as Tongdosa. I have always been a big fan of this place even before I came to Korea. I remember reading about it in a Lonely Planet although I can’t find it on their site. At any rate, I have been visiting here for over 10 years. When my parents came here they really wanted to see this place too and it is a great memory that I have of their trip here. Tongdosa was first established in 646 CE according to...

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