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An Autumn Road Trip – Travel and Landscape Photography in Naejangsan and Damyang, South Korea

In the near-decade I’ve been living in South Korea, one of my biggest frustrations as a photographer has been my lack of autumn images. Despite living in a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cruising Down the Seawall – Korea Jeollabuk-do Travel and Landscape Photography

It’s official! I’m on vacation for the next week! My family and I will be taking a road trip to the province of Jeollanam-do (a.k.a. South Jeolla, 전라남도)….