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  • Luminar 4: Is It Worth It?

    There are a lot of programs and plugins out there that many swear by or even swear at. When Adobe moved to the subscription model, there were people swearing up a storm. Some moved on to free software like Gimp others looked for an equally powerful replacement. The trouble is that up until now there has not really been a decent editor that could do all the things that Lightroom can do and still be affordable.

  • Korean Particles for Everyday Use

    You may be new to the concept, but particles are a part of Korean that are used every day. In fact, these Korean particles are found in nearly every sentence you’ll hear, if not all!

    But it’s important to learn how to use them correctly. We’ll cover Korean particles for everyday use that you should learn to become a pro Korean speaker.

    multi-ethnic kids reading books at a table

  • Tokyo Travel Photography Guide

    If you have read my previous articles about my last trip to Tokyo then you might be wondering about where the best places to go are. I am not sure why it took me this long to actually go through all of the locations that I shot that trip. I think mostly because there are probably better people out there that can do it with a lot more skill and finesse. At any rate, here are my recommendations.

    Where To Stay

    First, let’s get this out of the way. Tokyo is HUGE! Tourist areas are overpriced for hostels and hotels. Many of my searches just ended up confusing and leading me to over-priced capsule hotels geared towards smelly backpackers. So I reached out to famed travel photographer Elia Locardi and he offered some great advice to stay around the Minato City area.

  • Parts of the Body in Korean

    Do you know how to name the different body parts in the Korean language? Knowing the difference between a leg and a finger is an important part of any vocabulary.

    Whether getting a check-up with the doctor or just chatting with friends, you’ll want to know these important words. So let’s learn them today!

    boy with different body parts identified

  • (Ep 69) Criminal

    Have you ever wondered what might happen to an expat if they were arrested in Korea for possession of marijuana? My guest on this episode was arrested, jailed and tried for his crimes, facing a minimum sentence of 5 years behind bars. He joins me to tell his story from start to finish. We talk about the arrest, the miserable and crowded conditions of his cell, his case and the trial. We talk about the emotions he went through during the whole process, and how it had affected his family and friends. Even through such a troubling and depressing time, my guest continuously focuses on how incredibly lucky he was and expresses endless gratitude toward the people on the outside who helped him remain positive even through the tougher times. If you enjoy the show, tell a friend about it, and please leave a review on iTunes or whatever app you listen to podcasts on. I’d really appreciate it!

  • My Top 9 Most Liked Images from Instagram

    Before I get into the discussion about my images, I want to share a little exercise to help you in 2020. First, make one of these images here and see which images people liked. Look for any trends that you can see. What patterns can you find? What style of images connected with people last year? I am not an instagram influencer by any stretch of the imagination, so that is exactly why I am doing this little exercise as well.

  • How to Introduce Yourself in Korean

    Whenever you meet a new Korean person, you’ll want to introduce yourself and at least the basics about you. So learning how to introduce yourself in Korean is one of the most important Korean lessons to learn!

    How you’ll introduce yourself in Korean will vary based on the situation, we can get you started on the basics with formal and standard Korean, and you can add on your own additions as needed. Let’s start with those phrases!

  • 2020: Photography Goals, Resolutions and Thoughts

    Sunrise: Jan.

  • 2019: A Year in Review

    What can I say but 2019 was a great year to end the decade on. It came with it’s fair share of challenges and but overall I am happy the way it all turned out in the end. Here is basically how the year went for me.

  • How To Help Flickr

    Recently, you may have heard through the numerous blogs and articles on the web that the CEO of Flickr made a desperate plea to its members to help them keep the site alive. If you haven’t Click here and read all about it.

    I have thought a lot about this issue because I really do like Flickr and have been a member since 2006. This issue actually mirrors what I went through/ still going through, when I took over the beloved website, Ulsan Online a number of years ago.

  • Finding The Holiday Spirit Through Photography

    The holiday season is tough for many of us. Especially, when you live abroad like I do. The longer that I am away from home the more meaningful the holidays become and the harder it is to muster up that Christmas spirit.

    Over the past few years, it has been photography that has allowed me to find the spirit of the holidays, even if it looks the same as it always does outside. It allows me to have a sort of mission during the holidays. That mission being to create images the reflect the christmas world that I either see or want to see.

  • How to Capture Cityscapes

    The iconic rotary in Ulsan. I wanted to centre the image around the rotary and great the light trails to show how busy this place really is.

  • Korean Grammar for Beginners

    Learning Korean? If you’re studying the Korean language then you’ll need to have your Korean grammar down!

    Today we’ll teach you the basics of Korean grammar so you can start forming sentences that mean exactly what you want to say.

    Let’s learn the basics of Korean grammar!

    Four multi-ethnic people learning Korean grammar

  • How To Say “Hope” In Korean

    It’s time to buckle down again and learn another word in Korean. In today’s lesson, we’ll go over the options for how to say “hope” in Korean. We sure hope you’re as happy to learn this word!

    Can't read Korean yet? Click here to learn for free in about 90 minutes!

    ‘Hope’ in Korean

  • Days of the Week in Korean

    Learning the days of the week in Korean is a great way to start your vocabulary study in the language. You’ll use the days of the week in Korean for so often that they’re indispensable to know!

    Maybe you’re making an appointment, or maybe you’re planning to make a reservation for a table at a restaurant, or a room in a hotel, or tickets for a plane during the week – you’ll need to know how to say weekdays in Korean for this, too. On occasion it’ll be good to know the days of the week just to explain past, current or upcoming events in your life to whoever you’re conversing with.

    Let’s cover the days in Korean.

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