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Golden Week in Fukuoka Japan

By on May 11, 2018 in Photography, Theory Thursday, Where to Shoot | 2 comments

  While the world maybe fixated with places like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, one of my favourite places in Japan is Fukuoka. As a teacher in Korea, this was the city we used all travel to when we needed to renew our visas. That was until they changed the rule and forced everyone to get it done in their own country before coming to Korea. Those yearly trips had quite an effect on me. It was where I learned the ropes of photography with my late friend and mentor Dave Harvey and where I appreciated the different aspects of the Japanese culture in contrast to my 2nd home, Korea. It has been many years since I have been to Fukuoka, so when I had the chance to fly over, I took it in a heart beat. After all, it is only a 45 minute flight from Busan and costs less than a round trip ticket to Seoul on the KTX. The only issue was handling the luggage limitations for such cheap flights. I was only...

The Mavic Air: Thoughts from a Landscape Photographer

By on Apr 23, 2018 in Photography, Reviews | 0 comments

After turning 40 and completing a major project, I felt that it was time to invest in myself. I had been contemplating buying a drone for sometime but held off for a year of so simply because of the multitude of friends and colleagues that had crashed theirs.  I was with my good friend Griffin Stewart when we lost connection with his drone shortly after hearing a ominous “bong~~~” that we later found out was the sound of one of the blades of a wind turbine smacking his drone into oblivion. Another fellow photographer crashed his drone repeatedly and this weighed heavy on my mind. Is it worth it to invest in a piece of equipment that you know at some point you will like crash? Would it be better to put that money towards a new lens or camera body? Would I really use it or would it just be a toy? These questions had my head spinning for some time. A different way of thinking...

The Flixel Walk Seoul

By on Apr 6, 2018 in Getting the Shot, Korea, Photography, Theory Thursday | 0 comments

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting the first international Flixel Walk. This is essentially a photowalk with the intent of making cinemagraphs using Flixel’s cinemagraph pro. The timing for this event could not have been better as it is spring now in Korea and the beautiful cherry blossoms were out in full force. The location that I chose for this event was the beautiful Deoksugung Palace in central Seoul. This palace is right across the street from the Seoul City Hall. In my opinion this was a great location and one that I typically find myself in when I head up to Seoul. I felt that the palace also fit well with the theme of “old and new” really well. Like most weekends in Seoul, there was a large protest going on. Sadly, this particular protest occurred directly in front of the palace gates. It was a minor set back with some amusing instances. Most of the...

Camera Giveaway Update! We’ve Added More Prizes

By on Mar 24, 2018 in Photography, Reviews | 0 comments

BIG Camera Giveaway: Win a Sony a6000! Did enter the giveaway already? If you haven’t Enter our giveaway now! It ends on March 31st!! You’ll get a chance to win a brand new Sony a6000 digital camera with lens. Recently we’ve added in a huge new prize too. Can you guess what it is? You can win a 1-year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (includes Photoshop & Lightroom)!! and a 1-to-1 photo coaching session! This is all in addition to the camera and our awesome preset bundle! First, let’s take a look at the prizes again in more detail. Then I’ll explain how you can increase your chances of winning, as well as more details about the contest and sponsors. Win a Sony a6000 Camera + Lens Whenever anyone asks me what the best camera is for under $700 USD, I always suggest this little beast. I am a canon shooter myself but this is one camera that I...

Camera Giveaway 2018

By on Mar 17, 2018 in Blogs, Photography, Reviews | 0 comments

  If you have see my instagram feed recently, you would have noticed that I put up the above image for a camera giveaway. This is not spam and my account did not get hacked! I am in fact a part of a giveaway where you can win a sony a6000 camera. Not to mention other prizes just for sharing like a preset bundle with over 70 lightroom presets!! The big thing here is that you have to share to win. Get yourself signed up and then get your unique referral link. Then share that with your friends and mailing lists. The more you share, the more chances that you have to win. Not to mention, that once you share and get 3 other people to sign up, you get the preset bundle for free.  That alone is worth it right there. It is seriously that easy. Not to mention that  you get some really great presets from not just me but from other great photographers like Andrew Gibson, Peter DeMarco, Justin...

5 Things Photographers Should Know about the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018

By on Feb 19, 2018 in Korea, Photography, Where to Shoot | 0 comments

I got the idea for this post as I sat in the lobby of the Seamarq Hotel in Gangneung, South Korea. With most of my editing done, I just started to people watch and listen in on people’s reactions to my second home. I was shocked at how little people knew about Korea. This country is one of the hidden gems of Asia and it is often overlooked by the vast majority of travel and landscape photographers. With that being said, there are a ton of people coming to view and photograph the games. Here are a few things that you should know. 1. It’s Out in the Country One of the challenges of these games are the locations of the events. During the ’88 Olympics the bulk of the games were in Seoul. This made it a lot easier to reach the sites and get around. Now, you have to take in the fact that Seoul is not the city that it was in 1988 and these games are the winter games.  Having...

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