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Italian Food Week Gala Dinner – Seoul Event Photographer

I really enjoy photographing events, especially when it honors one of my favorite cuisines in the world. I was recently commissioned to photograph a Gala Dinner organized by…

An Autumn Road Trip – Travel and Landscape Photography in Naejangsan and Damyang, South Korea

In the near-decade I’ve been living in South Korea, one of my biggest frustrations as a photographer has been my lack of autumn images. Despite living in a…

Fuji’s Telephoto Workhorse: Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 Review

I recently made the full switch to the Fujifilm X system for both commissioned and personal work. Previously, I had two separate systems for work and play, which…

BCCK Pub Night – Seoul Event Photographer

The British Chamber of Commerce in Korea (BCCK) recently held it’s Autumn Pub Night at Broughton’s Bar in the British Embassy Seoul. Event sponsors included Jaguar Land Rover…

Good Day, Tongyeong! – Tongyeong, South Korea Timelapse

“Good Day, Tongyeong!” This video is a personal project of mine to show the beauty and energy of Tongyeong, my home in Korea for the past 9 years….

My Shift from Canon to Fuji + Is the Fujifilm X-T1 Suitable for Professional Use?

The above question is one I asked myself a few times this year, especially when I was about to make the full shift from Canon to Fuji. I…

Tearsheets: Busan Shopping – Editorial Travel Photographer in South Korea, Asia

I did some work for a couple of international publications last month. One was for Silkroad, the in-flight magazine of Cathay Dragon in Hong Kong and the other…

DDP + I – Street Photographer in Seoul, South Korea

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza has quickly become one of Seoul’s most iconic modern structures. Designed by the world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, this futuristic space was completed in 2014….

Charity Pink Party at the Hilton Busan – Event Photographer in South Korea

Busan Party Planners have been cooking up awesome parties in Busan for the past couple of years now. Not only are their parties a blast, but the proceeds…

Time Travel to the Past: Exploring Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar – Travel Photographer in the Philippines

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a heritage park and open-air museum in the Philippines. Located in the small town of Bagac, Bataan, the sprawling area contains a…

Sophie’s Gourmet Sardines – Food Photographer in the Philippines and South Korea

This past summer I took a one-month trip back home to the Philippines. It was a great time for family, friends, and travel. But I also wanted to…

A One-on-one Travel Photography Workshop and Tour in Seoul, South Korea

I love teaching. I think it is one of the most important things to do in any craft. No matter what discipline, teaching is the only way to…

Yangyang for Seoul Magazine – Travel and Editorial Photographer in South Korea

Being a photographer comes with many benefits. Meeting and working with interesting people, traveling to new places, and learning new things are just a few of these. Recently,…

Street Photography With a Mobile Phone: My Apps and Process From Start to Finish

I have a lot of photographic gear: cameras, lenses, tripods, drone, etc. But if I could have it my way, I would really just shoot everything on my…

Affordable Fujifilm X Astrophotography Kit + Milky Way Photography Tips

With the advent of better camera sensors and high-quality but affordable fast lenses, astro photography is more accessible than ever.  No wonder milky way and other types of…

My Favorite Street Portrait Lens: the Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 WR (Long-Term Review 2017)

The 50mm lens has been a staple in photography for decades.  It is often referred to as a “normal” lens for it’s natural field of view, and it…

Into Travel Photography? Start with your own town. – Asia Travel Photographer

Typically, people who are into travel and landscape photography tend to dream about exotic locations in foreign lands.  But I like to remind my photography students and friends…

A Versatile Workhorse – Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 Review

I have always been a fan of the 24-70mm focal range.  It fits perfectly in my workflow for my professional jobs, which is mostly portraits, events, and weddings. …

How to Get Out of That (Photographic or Creative) Rut

I’m going to be totally honest. I’m writing this blog post to myself. Last week was a particularly low week in terms of creative satisfaction and I’ve been…

UPLB Campus Base Guest House – Philippines Interior Photographer

With the rise in popularity of sites like AirBnB, it’s easier than ever to advertise, rooms, guest houses, and other properties for rent.  Of course, professional quality images will…

City by the Bay – Changwon South Korea Editorial Photographer Seoul Magazine

I recently had the pleasure of shooting an assignment for Seoul Magazine.  My task was to photograph and write a travel profile for the city of Changwon.  It…