Outside of Korea

Sunset Day

In honour of the Weather Channel’s Sunset Day event on Google+ I thought that I would show a few of my recent sunset shots. In the recent months, there have been some spectacular sunsets. Part of my interest in this event is because of my geography background. My final course that I took was climatology and that helped give me an interest in weather and things like this.


Nik Software

There has been a lot of talk about Google buying the industry gem that is NIK Software. If you are not familier with NIK these are the people who make great plugins for programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture.  These plugins span a wide range of artistic styles and will nicely fit into your style, I am sure, as well.

I don’t too much into the debates about NIKON or CANON, Google+ or Facebook. My main concern here is  ”do these plugins actually work or are they just putting crap over-top of my photos?” and “Will they make my post processing easier?” Suffice to say that these plugins do in fact work well, especially inside of Lightroom 4 and they do make my editing a lot easier.


Shots from the Past

jin-mao

When I first got bit by this photography bug, I took a little trip to Shanghai China. As this is a “Korean Photography Blog” I will preface this by stating that a lot of photographers head overseas while living in Korea. Also that places like Shanghai are places where a lot of Korean photographers head to as well.


Fukuoka, Japan

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Now before you point out the obvious about the fact that this is a “Korean photography blog” and  how dare I bring up Japan, just let me point out that a lot of people I know have been asking about Fukuoka…. Japan, for a while now and I thought that I would share some thoughts, tips and tricks.


Hurting the Integrity of Photography

Uh oh I sharpened, saturated, under and over exposed, added contrast and made this “pedestrian” photo… sorry


Getting the Shot 10: Garuda

The Shot - I bet you are wondering where in Korea this giant bird is…. well it is not really in Korea. I know but my justification for putting on the blog is that a) enough Koreans head to here (Bali) that it does feel like you haven’t left Korea at times and b) I wanted to show a quick lesson on HDR and black and white conversion within Photmatix as well as some sharpening styles.


Does Photography Ruin your Vacation?

When I was in university there was a lot of talk about what it meant to “travel” This mostly came from white upper-class students whose parents were paying for their university and traveled to exotic and remote places like…. New Zealand or England. They came back with stories of how they were not tourists and mingled with the locals. Of course I am not entirely being serious here but for the most part that was the common element of these inane conversations in my university “tourism” class.


National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

It is that time of year again! Once again National Geographic is holding their photo contest and is looking for the best of the best in order to give away $10,000 and a trip to the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington D.C.  to check out their photo seminar in January 2012.  Do you have what it takes?

Now this contest is not for the faint of heart as it costs $15 USD to enter. Many will pass this one by as I know that is a steep price for a contest that got over 16,000 entries last year. However, take a look at what the editor’s think are worthy and if you have something that is close then chuck one in. You just never know…


Dasein Video

Just a quick post today as I am slightly under the weather. At any rate, in my morning blog checks, I stumbled across Chase Jarvis’s video about his Dasein Project that I posted about a little while ago. I really like the way that Chase thinks and his approach to his life and his photography.


Korea Bridge Summer Photo Contest

Recently I had the opportunity to talk with Jeff Lebow of the Korea Bridge. Thus I am now helping out with the Korea Bridge Summer Photo Contest. Being a past winner myself (winter 2004… I think) I know how fun it is to participate in more of a local contest than those that I have featured recently. For me, winning the contest gave me a boost in confidence to further push my photography and I know that it will help you as well.

The contest is looking for photos from this Summer (2011) and there are two categories; Korea and outside of Korea. Why? well if you have travelled around and got some great summer of shots from Thailand for example but not much from Korea… well we’ve got you covered. The contest is open to anyone living in Korea, minus the judging panel and pro photographers. So that means pretty much anyone can enter.


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