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 to show some of my landscape/travel photos and talk about my experiences as an expat photographer in Korea. Here are the tear sheets:

Korea Editorial Photographer PIK December 2013-1

Korea Editorial Photographer PIK December 2013-2

Korea Editorial Photographer PIK December 2013-3

Korea Editorial Photographer PIK December 2013-4

Click here to see the entire December 2013 issue of PIK.

 

Photographer’s Corner:

Today I’d like to talk about an important point that many working photographers face at one time or another.

The number one client will always be yourself!

This magazine feature made me reflect on my career and reminded me of a time when I actually became sick of photography.  I never thought it would happen, but it did.  It was a busy time and I took job after job, since I had to make money.  If you’re not careful, the paid work may actually take you in the wrong direction.  Living off of photography sometimes entails doing work you aren’t particularly interested in. But since you have to put food on the table, you do it. And you do it again. And again. Before you know it, you are burned out and photography has become just another job. If you want to keep going in photography, you must shoot what you love! Put as much importance into feeding your soul as you do in filling your bank account.  That will ensure a long-lasting relationship with this craft.

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Roy Cruz

Roy Cruz

Photographer at Roy Cruz Photo
Roy Cruz is a freelance photographer based in Tongyeong, South Korea specializing in travel and documentary photography. He started shooting professionally in 2007 and has worked all over the Philippines and South Korea. He is also a dedicated husband, bass player, and father.