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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. …

Hong Kong Travelogue – Travel and Street Photographer in Asia

Hong Kong is one of those places I will probably never get tired of.  Ask me where I would go if I had a plane ticket to anywhere…

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…

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….