Birding

Birding
Since day one in Korea, I hoped I’d have some time for birding in the nearby parks on a clear morning. Not many mornings are clear, so when I woke up a few days ago to see the sun spreading it’s fresh light over the landscape, I got up in a hurry! Though it was almost 7:00, I figured the birds would still be out for... Read More »

Clouds!

Clouds!
I wanted to reach the river. Before obtaining a bicycle, this would have meant a several hour hiking excursion, but now I figured I could reach it in about half an hour. The problem was, even after looking at Google Maps before I left, I didn’t have a clear route of getting there. “Just go northeast” I told myself.... Read More »

Invest What it Takes

Invest What it Takes
From the window of our office apartment, a large mountain commands the attractive view of the distant horizon. When I first arrived in South Korea a few weeks ago, Adam, my coworker, told me we should really plan a hike out there before I left. Well, that day came last Saturday. Looking over our maps that morning, we... Read More »

Picture Request: COC 2012 Calendar

In South Korea, calendars are a big deal. Whether it’s a 100-member or 10,000-member church, it is virtually tradition for churches to purchase calendars to distribute to their congregations as gifts throughout the year. Over the years, IBLP Korea has produced tens of thousands of calendars which have been... Read More »

Where’s the Overlook?

Where’s the Overlook?
One evening, after a onerous day of work at the computer, I though it would be relaxing to spend some time outside and take pictures of the setting sun. There was an overlook on a nearby hill that I thought would be a good vantage point for the sunset, so I packed up the camera and headed outside. I have found that... Read More »

First Expressions

First Expressions
My first week in South Korea was full of first impressions. Learning the culture and language is one thing; to learn and capitalize on the climate and weather patterns is quite another. These first expressions of my first impressions of Korea display my first efforts in coping with a totally new environment. Some... Read More »

Know Anything About Tilt-Shift Lenses?

I had this question not too long ago. Though I love shooting wide angle, it does present a problem: distortion; especially of buildings or straight horizons. So my real question was: “Are there any lenses out there that do not have distortion?” Well, after a bit of online searching, I found that there really are no... Read More »

Scouting

Scouting
Knowing where to go is a very important thing to know. I mean, if there is a beautiful sunset, and you are stuck in the middle of an apartment complex, it’s going to be hard to get some nice landscape images. You might be able to get some nice apartment building images, but that isn’t always the end goal. Over the... Read More »

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