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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…

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2: The Funnest Fujinon (2017 Lens Review)

Here’s the TLDR summary for you:  Despite it’s shortcomings, the XF 18mm f/2 is still (as of 2017) one of the most enjoyable Fuji lenses I’ve ever used…

A Tribute to a Great Lens: The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS (Long Term Review 2017)

Every photographer has their favorite lens.  In the end, lenses are just tools, but some lenses just connect so well with the photographer that they become an extension…

The Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 Macro: A Very Good and Very Underrated Lens (Long Term Review)

Since the beginning of the Fujifilm X Mount line of cameras and lenses, one lens seems to dominate when it comes to the most disliked, perhaps even hated Fuji…

A Night Walk Through Nampodong – Street and Documentary Photographer in Busan, South Korea

A Night Walk Through Nampodong My walk began on Jagalchi (부산 자갈치시장) Seaside Road.  This is the biggest fish market in Korea, but stalls were now mostly empty….

Photo Travelogue: A Trip to the Philippine Cordilleras [Ilocos, Sagada, Bontoc, Banaue Philippines Travel Photographer]

Photo Travelogue: A Trip to the Philippine Cordilleras Luzon, Philippines 2007 I have had these photos on my hard drive for almost 10 years now.  Who knows why…

The Queen’s Birthday – Geoje South Korea Portrait Photographer

Once in a while, a client comes along that is so unexpected, so vibrant, and just plain blows you away with her energy and personality. Nneoma is such…

Cheap Vintage M42 Manual Lenses for Fuji X Mirrorless Cameras

Over the past couple of years, I’ve made a bit of a hobby out of collecting and using old lenses on my Fujifilm X mirrorless cameras.  (I’ve discussed…

My Top 10 Photos of 2016 – Asia Travel Photographer

For some time now, it has been a yearly tradition to post my top 10 images of the year.  The list is typically comprised of photos that I have shot…

The Best Places to Photograph in Tongyeong, South Korea

Tongyeong is a city on the southern coast of the Korean peninsula.  Some call it the “Napoli of the Orient”, but I prefer the official slogan, “The Land…

An Autumn Afternoon on Mireuk Island – Tongyeong, South Korea Travelog

For the most part, I consider myself lucky to be living out in the Korean countryside.  It definitely has its challenges, but any complaints usually go away when…

Cokin P-Series Filters are Good Enough  – My Favorite Landscape Filters for Fuji X Mirrorless

Since I uploaded my “What’s in My Bag” YouTube video and accompanying blog post, I’ve received many questions about what camera filters I use with my Fujifilm system.  That’s why…

A Trip Through the Woods – Testing Sleeklens Landscape Photography Presets

Why Use Presets? In my photography (and any undertaking for that matter), I like anything that makes my job easier. Whether it’s hardware, software, or techniques, any tool…

What’s in My Bag Now (and Why) – Fujifilm Mirrorlesss Landscape and Travel Photography Kit

We all know there is no perfect kit.  But you can get pretty close if you carefully consider your needs and options.  The search for your ideal photography…

Using Manual Lenses With the Fuji X System

It’s the lunar new year here in Korea, so I’d like to wish you all 새해복많이받으세요 (best wishes for the new year)!  I’m at my in-laws’ place for…

My Top 10 Photos of 2015 (Year in Review Part 2) – Korea Travel and Landscape Photographer

Hello again, folks!  I’m back with part 2 of my year in review for 2015.  As I mentioned in part 1, I believe doing a yearly retrospective is a…

2015 Year in Review (Part 1) – Korea Photographer Roy Cruz

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year!  I wish you all the best in 2016! It’s the new year again and it’s time to…

FCG Christmas Ball at the Geoje Samsung Hotel – Korea Event Photographer

Christmas is one of the biggest events for Filipinos.  This year, the Filipino Community in Geoje (FCG) wanted to celebrate in a grand way.  Their 2015 Christmas Ball…

Environmental Portraits for Volvo Group Magazine – Korea Editorial Photographer

I was contacted by the Swedish content agency Spoon to do some environmental portraits for an upcoming issue of Volvo Group Magazine.  So I headed out to the Volvo…

TongDduck Fusion Restaurant – Korea Food Photographer (통영 통떡 음식 촬영)

TongDduck (통떡) is a new fusion restaurant in Tongyeong.  While the term ‘fusion’ seems to be one that gets thrown around a lot these days in Korea, I…