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Getting the Shot 19: Lotte Department Store

Lotte Department Store

For a while now I have wanted to get to the top of these distinctive twin towers on the skyline of Ulsan. I was definitely lucky as when I walked up to the doors of tower 101, a family was coming out. I was able to get in without a problem. Upon getting to the top there was a ton of great opportunity for shots. The best part was that the work men had left behind a ladder allowing me to climb up and shoot over top of the high walls.


Getting The Shot 18: Onsan Spaceship

Spaceship

Setting out to shoot in Onsan is not an easy task for anyone. The key here is transportation and knowing where to go. You also must go in with the understand that they don’t necessarily want you photographing their facilities. This means the there are very few clear shots of the factories and takes a bit of driving to find which places have a clear line of sight.


Jung Gwang Sa Decorated for the New Year

As I drove past my favorite temple in  Mugeo-dong, Ulsan last week and I noticed that it was decorated with many lanterns and banners. I would suspect that this would be for the upcoming new year. I looked around for the director, whom I met during this year’s Buddha’s Birthday festivities, but he was not in. At any rate, this temple is always such a beautiful place to visit and just walk around. Sadly, last night it was a little on the cold side. At any rate, I got a few shots and ran back to my warm car and headed home.


Google+ Communities

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Recently Google+ which is already a haven for photo-buffs came out with an answer for the ever so popular “Facebook Group” Now, if you have ever dipped into the wealth of social activities that is Google+, you will know that it is sort of a hit and a miss.

What I mean by that is while there are thousands of people on Google+, but most of my “friends” are still on Facebook and communicate through that directly. However, most of my professional contacts and photographer friends use Google+. Some have said that it is “over-saturated with photographers” but if you are a fan of my photographer then you will know that this is right up my alley.


Onsan Photo Meet Up

 

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I was going to post this earlier and completely forgot about it. At any rate, about a week or so ago I was able to meet up with some of Ulsan’s hardcore photographers. By that I mean the ones willing to head out to Jangsaengpo on a rainy Saturday to shoot from the top of a building. It was a cold meet up, but it was a great one. I think this meet up opened a lot of people’s eyes to the excitement and torture that is photography.


Sinheungsa Temple - 신흥사 (Ulsan)

Inside the main hall at Sinheungsa Temple in Ulsan.

Hello Again Everyone!!

Ulsan Future of Photography Forum

I have the great opportunity to speak tomorrow night at a Photography forum in Ulsan. At the moment as I am preparing my speech, I am a little overwhelmed. This is one of those events that I was casually asked to do and then when I head to the meeting just days before the event, they drop a bomb like “Oh you will be speaking for an hour because you are the only speaker… how good is your Korean???”


Night Shots of Onsan

 

With the December meet up of the Photographers in Ulsan Photography Club, I thought that I would make this post about how to get the shots from that location, so that people can get some practice and make the best out of their time.

Equipment


Schinster’s Street Drama

Last week I had the pleasure of being introduced to an amazing photographer who grew up in Ulsan and has since moved on to become one of most interesting photographers I have met. Schinster as he calls himself grew up around downtown Ulsan and has returned to show some of his amazing works.


The 2012 Worldwide Photo Walk in Ulsan

Well, it is Monday and the #WWPW is still trending on Google+ so you know it was a great event. In Ulsan, it was no different. The event went off without a hitch and I am happy to say that a lot of people showed up with photographers coming all the way from Eonyang and Busan.

The photo walk was great for me as I got a chance to explain a few things about photography to new photographers and meet a lot of new people. There is also something great about showing people the effects that you can do with depth of field and a 50mm F1.4 can do.


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