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Peter DeMarco’s 2nd Solo Exhibition

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Recently,  I had the pleasure of being at the opening of Peter DeMarco’s 2nd solo exhibition titled “The Nomad Within: The Wonders of Asia”. I regretfully missed his first one but being as this exhibition is Ulsan, I had no excuses.


Just Get Out and Shoot!

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These days I have less and less time to shoot. I have so many things on the go that I pretty much don’t have time unless I shoot inside of classrooms or from the driver’s seat of my car. However, I have started taking my camera everywhere with me just in case something pops up and I can pull over and shoot. This is a different strategy than the weekends of shooting that I normally did. At any rate, last night was one of those “Screw it! I gotta get some shots” nights.


2013 Ulsan International Photography Festival

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With great pleasure I announce that my photos will be a part of this years Ulsan International Photography Festival. This is an event that I have paid money to just look at the amazing photos and now my photos will be there! As you can tell, I am quite excited about this.


Rooftopping in Ulsan

Thanks to Peter DeMarco, I realized that I have missed a few buildings on my previous list and that I should update my rooftopping list for Ulsan. Now before I get into that let me first talk a little bit about how to do this, so that I don’t a get message saying that you are locked on a roof or you are locked in the back of a police car.

Precautions

First, remember that you are going to areas that the building security might not want you to be. So with that in mind, enter at your own risk. Second, be aware of locked doors and doors that only have an inside handle. The best thing to do is prop the door open when you enter the roof top area. That way you will always have an exit.


Spring Blossoms at Tongdosa

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It is that time of the year again. Blossom time! While it is still a bit early you can still head out and get the jump on some prime locations. There are a few things that I will run over through this quick tour of my most recent trip to Tongdosa.

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The Strange McDonald’s Photo

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A few years ago I saw a strange sight on my drive through the my new hometown of Ulsan. It was a brightly lit drive-through McDonald’s connected to a self-serve gas station. Both of which are fairly normal in the West but rare (at that time) in Korea. I stopped and snapped of a few shots for an HDR shot. I must admit that it was to be more or less something that I just wanted to point out to the local people in Ulsan. Little did I know that it was to make it’s rounds around the world.


The Shinhwa Photo Walk Review

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So yesterday turned out to be a little more gloomy than what I was hoping for. It still didn’t stop people from coming out to get some great shots of the area. The interesting part was that we were not the only group out taking some shots. There were a number of Korean photographers about taking different shots of the village and even using some pretty darn expensive gear and a few models as well.


Photo Walk: Ulsan Shinhwa Village

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Back in July, Martin Rehder wrote a great article on Ulsan Online about the Ulsan Shinhwa Art Village and I immediately thought that it would be a great place for a photo walk. I didn’t get around to checking the place out until this past weekend and I was pleasantly shocked at how interesting the place was. There were so many little paths leading off the main road that it is a treasure trove of photographic subjects.


2013 Burns Night Charity Ball

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Back in January, I had the distinct pleasure of once again shooting the Burns Night Charity Ball. If you are not familiar with Burns Night, they are usually nights put together to honour one of Scotland’s greatest poets, Robert Burns. Ulsan however, has turned it into one the best charity fundraisers in the area.

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Getting the Shot 20: Taehwa River Bamboo Forest

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Walking along the Taehwa River Park the other morning I found myself enchanted by the bamboo forest that runs along side the river. Maybe it was the soft music or the first warm and bright day in Ulsan in a long time. At any rate I came out of this walk more relaxed and with a few nice shots as well.


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