Tag: Fujifilm

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…