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National Geographic Your Shot Photographer πŸ“ΈπŸ’₯

How did I get featured on National Geographic instagram accounts? I am incredibly humbled and honored to have joined the alumni of awesome photographers across the globe who have contributed images to #natgeoyourshot and #NGTUK. This March proved to be a very successful month for my social media account as I had two photographs featured on National Geographic Accounts. Β Both @natgeoyourshot and @natgeotraveluk published images… Read More »National Geographic Your Shot Photographer πŸ“ΈπŸ’₯

History of Photography, Shea Winter Photography, Vintage Cameras, Antique Cameras

History of Photography

A Brief History of Photography and how the Camera has Shaped our World, from Ancient texts to the Digital Revolution… On a recent trip to Gyeongju, South Korea, I was completely in awe after stumbling upon an antique camera shop. Seeing these vintage cameras and photographs helped remind me of my appreciation for film in my college days. Β Inspired by the past and all things… Read More »History of Photography

Vintage Postal Stamp Collection

The Inspiration: Having always marveled at the intaglio technique used to create vintage postage stamps, I decided to apply this style of print making to my photographs.Β  Inspired in particular by the monochromatic U.S. postage stamps from the early 1920s, I undertook the task of transforming my landscape pictures how I imagine J. Eissler & E.M Hall might have interpreted them. The Technique: This method… Read More »Vintage Postal Stamp Collection

HOW TO OPEN A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS IN DUBAI, UAE πŸ“ΈπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺ

Living in the United Arab Emirates is an amazing and rewarding experience.

However, setting up a photography business in Dubai can feel overwhelming.

There are several ways to go about it, from hiring a paid consultancy to navigate the system, or doing it all by your lonesome.

To understand my business inside and out, I chose to go through the process alone. This proved incredibly beneficial and cost friendly. Especially because once I chose SHAMS (Sharjah Media City) as my trade license provider, I had the 24/7 support of their Business Development and Customer Care Team.
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HAENYEO FEMALE DIVERS – JEJU ISLAND πŸ§œπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯½πŸ¦‘πŸ₯‡

Haenyeo (ν•΄λ…€; lit. sea women) are female divers in the Korean province of Jeju who harvest a variety of mollusks, seaweed, and other sea life from the ocean. Their livelihoods represent the unique, progressive familial structure of Jeju, and are embodiments of independent spirit, iron will and determination. Dating back to 434 A.D., the waters surrounding Jeju Island were home to an exclusively-male diving tradition.… Read More »HAENYEO FEMALE DIVERS – JEJU ISLAND πŸ§œπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯½πŸ¦‘πŸ₯‡

BUNKER DE LUMIERES – ART & MUSIC ON JEJU ISLAND πŸ“ΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡·

Ever wondered what to expect when you visit BUNKER DE LUMIERES on Jeju Island? Inside a reinforced concrete bunker in Seogwipo-si, is a 3000 square meter complex that’s been transformed into an immersive art & music experience. Paintings from Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Willem van Gogh and French Post-Impressionist EugΓ¨ne Henri Paul Gauguin are projected on walls, set to classical music. The intensity you will feel… Read More »BUNKER DE LUMIERES – ART & MUSIC ON JEJU ISLAND πŸ“ΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡·

Haeundae Traditional Market – Busan πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ“Έ

Street vendors at the infamous Haeundae Traditional Market in Busan, have become an integral part of Korea’s mouth-watering food culture. Conveniently located near Haeundae Beach, the street food market is the perfect place to experience authentic Korean culture firsthand – through an abundance of sights, scents & flavors. For the adventurous, you can try the pigs feet and eel. For the less travelled, enjoy the… Read More »Haeundae Traditional Market – Busan πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ“Έ

10 Best Instagram Locations in Seoul, Korea πŸ“ΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ’₯

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš” ν•œκ΅­! After spending a few weeks in Seoul, South Korea, I wanted to share some pictures from my experience. One of the most common things to search for in any new city you visit is the best places to photograph. Surely Korea is no different. Here are my TOP 10 BEST INSTAGRAM AND PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS IN SEOUL to check out (in no particular order):… Read More »10 Best Instagram Locations in Seoul, Korea πŸ“ΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ’₯

Geumosan πŸ” Gumi’s Hidden Gem πŸ’Ž

Between Seoul and Daegu is the industrial city of Gumi, South Korea. Often overlooked by foreign travelers, the export city holds one of Korea’s most hidden and off the beaten track gems: Geumosan Mountain. The peak, 976 meters above sea level, will take around 3-4 hours to reach if you start at the bottom. For those interested in a less vigorous hike, you can take… Read More »Geumosan πŸ” Gumi’s Hidden Gem πŸ’Ž

A Travel Guide To Gyeongju πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ“ΈπŸŒŽ

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš” ν•œκ΅­! Gyeongju, a coastal city on the far eastern corner of South Korea, was the capital of the ancient kingdom Silla. After ruling most of the Korean Peninsula for over a thousand years (57 BC – 935 AD), you can imagine the vast number of architectural sites and cultural treasures that remain in the city. Here are my TOP 10 BEST LOCATIONS TO VISIT… Read More »A Travel Guide To Gyeongju πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ“ΈπŸŒŽ