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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….

Small Camera, Live Music: The Fuji X100s Experience – Korea Concert Photographer

Since the X100s became a part of my photographic arsenal, I have done many different kinds of shoots with it.  From street and travel photography to portraits and…

PIK Magazine December 2013 Feature – Korea Editorial Photographer

I was given the honor of being in PIK (Photographers in Korea) Magazine again for their December issue. This time, I got a full 4-page feature. I get…

Just Jazz Wine Bar (+ Shoot Walkthrough) – Okpo Geoje Korea Commercial Photographer

There are many things I love about living away from the big city: fresh air, less traffic, and a generally relaxed pace of everyday life. One thing I…

Hansando: Into the Mist – Tongyeong Korea Landscape and Travel Photography (통영한산도)

As I write this, Korea is falling deeper into winter. It feels especially cold today and I’m missing the warmth of summer more and more. One beautiful thing…

Bono Lounge – Tongyeong Korea Commercial Food Photography + Tips – (보노라운지, 통영음식촬영)

Food photography has always been one of my favorite genres. It combines two things that I love to do – shooting and eating. 🙂 I was recently commissioned…

October 2013 Tear Sheets + Quick Tips on Getting Photos Noticed – Korea Editorial Photographer

My work was featured in a couple of publications last month. First up, we have PIK (Photographers in Korea). It’s a new magazine that, as the title states,…

Jeungdo (전라남도증도): The Land of Salt and Mudskippers – Korea Landscape Photography

This past summer my family and I went on a trip to Jeungdo (전라남도증도), an island in South Jeolla province off the western coast South Korea.  Jeungdo is…

Jangma’s Clouds (장마의구름) – Korea Travel and Landscape Photographer

Here’s a little series I did over the summer.  I’ve always been fascinated by the clouds brought by the “Jangma” (장마), or East Asian monsoon and I wanted to…