The Urban Photography Tour will give you a perfect opportunity to capture the 'Real Local Korean Lifestyle' on distinctive backstreets is Seoul.
Not only the commercial part of Seoul such as K-pop or traditional Korea, the most interesting part of Seoul is that the city grasps both old and new traces in the people's lifestyle.
The Urban Photography Tour will give you a perfect opportunity to capture the 'Real Local Korean Lifestyle' on distinctive backstreets is Seoul. This will let you have special eyes viewing the Korean culture and society behind of the commercially marketed Korea.
There are three themes that you can choose. All of the themes will be performed in places that not many foreign travelers visited. Any cameras you own are fine for this tour, and beginner photographers are welcome. Your guide will lead you to have unique photography trails.
1. Hwanghakdong, Seoul's 40-years-ago Traces
Hwanghakdong is a very interesting place where you can capture the 40-years-old Seoul's traces within the old people's life. Regardless of the rapid economic development, people living in this area still hold their old lifestyle at the out-dated living and market town. In this adventure, we will walk around Hwanghakdong flea market, industrial market, and backstreets heading to Dongdaemun.
2. Konkuk University, Young Korean's Life on Vibrant Neon Light Streets
Seoul is one of the most illuminated cities in Asia. Like Shinjuku in Tokyo or Time Square in New York, several streets in Seoul are illuminated with a variety of colorful, flashing neon signs. The Konkuk university area is one of the most interesting and exciting places to see and capture the bright lights of Seoul. In this area, you will be surprised by the crazy neon lights and interesting young Korean people's drinking culture.
3. Yeouido, Night Cityspace of Seoul
In this adventure, we will visit in Yeouido, benchmarked from Manhattan NY. Yeouido (Yoi Island or Yeoui Island) is a large island in the Han River in Seoul. It is Seoul's main business and investment banking district.
Use of the guide's photo equipment: a Canon EOS 100D with three additional lenses and a tripod to be shared with the guide and the group at alternative times
Historical background on the photo shoot spots
Tips for capturing the perfect urban photo with your smartphone camera
Hotel pickup (located only in Seoul city)
Hotel drop-off (located only in Seoul city)
This was a great activity to take in while in Korea!
Andrew picked me up at where I was staying and took me to Yeouido Hangang Park.
The location was beautiful in the evening! With my camera Andrew gave me good suggestions on settings for taking great night time photos. I am very happy with the results! I was able to take some of the best nighttime photos around the park and around Mapo bridge. It was such a great location. I got to take photos of people of all ages, good amount of traffic on the streets and bridge for those light trail shots, and with the Han river close by, this was one of the best things I've done in Seoul.
To have someone who worked at Canon tell me that he thought my photos were great was a nice compliment!
I highly recommend this activity! Thank you to my friend Andrew! Hope we can meet again!
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I am a former Canon Korea employee. My main role at Canon evolved around cultural photography and strategy. I studied in both the USA and Hong Kong and he has travelled to dozens of countries. I am highly educated in the area of history and cultural diversity, so instead of just giving you photography tips, I will also share stories about the city of Seoul and Korea in general.
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