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Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

It is that time again! Time to get the photogs out and get some shots at Scott Kelby’s 2011 Worldwide Photo Walk! While I am still getting ready for this year’s photowalk which will be held in the Taehwa River Grand Park, I have a few questions for those who are interested in a day of photography and a great time.  Before I get to the questions, I guess I should explain what a “Worldwide Photo Walk” is.


Getting the Shot 8: On Top of the Tempo

The Shot: This is what a traffic shot should look like… but maybe with a bit more light trails. It is shot from above and at a wide angle as to include not just the but the buildings and the last bit of light fading out into the night.


Sports Photography in Korea


Seoknamsa and the Rainy Day

 

Too often were put our camera gear away when the weather turns gray and rain starts to fall. However, did you know that the gray overcast actually makes colors pop and that the rain gives gives texture and mood to an otherwise boring shot?


Getting the Shot 4: HDR Panorama

 

Recently, I have been fascinated by the shots of the Marine City next to Dongbaek Island in Busan. Ever since I saw Ju Seok Oh’s shot I was captivated by the colours and reflections. His shot is simply wonderful and I feel that mine doesn’t live up to the crystal clear and sharp photo that Ju Seok did, but I thought that I would at least shot you how I made it since the process can be a little tricky.

Where:


40 shot assignment

Have you have stuck on a prime lens and forced yourself to strictly use it with out reaching for the wide-angle or your telephoto? Have you ever taken 40 different shots of the same subject using the same lens? Ready for a challenge?

I was recently watching D-Town TV and they gave out an assignment for their final episode of the season. The assignment is to shoot 40 different pictures of a single subject. That is not for an event or of a place… just a single subject.  Also zooming is not allowed, you must lock-down the zoom or use a prime lens.

So lets take a Korean spin on this and try and shoot 40 different shots of a Korean subject. Think about things that define the Korean Culture, choose one and photograph it. The ideas coming of the top of my head are:


Buddha’s Birthday 2011

It is almost that time of year when the beautiful temples of Korea decorate themselves for Buddha’s birthday. This is one of my favorite times of the year. From the lantern festivals to the beautifully lit temples that light up not only the cities but the forest and mountains as well.

So what are you going to do?

Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul This is a huge event that draws thousand of people every year to watch the parade and view the lanterns. Every year I see many great shots come out of this festival. For more information, click the link above or here for the KTO’s write up on it


Getting The Shot 2: Bulls

 

This was taken last weekend at the Cheongdo Bull Fights and I sort of like the “300″ look to it. I did this same treatment the last time that I was out there a few years ago and stuck with it for the updated shots.

Why: I wanted to portray a “Gladiator” or “300″ feel to these shots and I love the mood of those movies and I think that it goes well here. Also, when I looked at my shots, I wanted to make something that stood out and was a little more on the dramatic side. Also, I found when I corrected the levels, the photos were a little flat and cold.


Cheongdo Bull Fighting 2011

This past weekend was the yearly Bull Fights in Cheongdo a smaller city in Gyeongsanbukdo. I have attended this event for many years but have missed it recently. Upon my return, I noticed that the site was greatly improved and the venue was amazing!

The city has constructed a new stadium specifically for the event in recent years which makes the whole festival that much more enjoyable! From restaurants to art exhibitions they had it all. It is truly a good time. Sadly, I was called away this year and had to leave shortly after I got there.


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