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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…

Gyeongju Woljeong Bridge 월정교

A Weekend in Gyeongju – Korea Travel and Street Photography

Since I came to Korea in 2008, Gyeongju has been one of my absolute favorite places to visit.  The mix of natural and man-made beauty whose historical ties go…

My Top 10 Photos of 2014 – Korea Travel and Landscape Photographer

As they say, better late than never.  I’ve been wanting to do a 2014 retrospective for a while now, but I never could decide on how to approach…

Shooting Dams in Korea – Industrial Photographer and Videographer

U.K.-based KGAL Consulting Engineers is a consulting firm that specializes in hydro-mechanical design.  Simply put, they make dams and water control systems.  They were part of three large river dam projects…

Yeosu Expo 2 Years Later – Korea Street Photography

Two years ago, Korea hosted International Expo 2012 in the southern coastal city of Yeosu (여수세계박람회). With its theme “The Living Ocean and Coast”, the Expo aimed to…

Common People Album Cover – Korea Music Photographer

Music is a big part of my life. When I’m not doing photography or spending time with my family, you’ll probably find me playing bass with my band….

Small Camera, Big Vistas – My Fujifilm X100s Landscape Photography Kit

When I got the Fujifilm X100s around 8 months ago, I knew I was getting a great tool for street shooting, travel and general-purpose photography with my family….