Explore Seoul and Busan, the biggest cities in South Korea by camera…the foods, architectures, and hidden lookups.
From the stunning architecture to the incredible food you’re going to explore Seoul
You’ll see and photograph some of the latest realizations from worldwide known architecture firms such as Zaha Hadid, MVRVD, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield and so much more. Constantly evolving, Seoul has several architectural wonders we’re going to learn how to photograph.
In order to get the most out of the trip, we’re going to teach you a photography workflow on how to shoot facades, lookups, staircases, and interior spaces. Plus lots of time spend developing your own editing process and style. By the end of the week your architecture shots will reach a whole new level.
In between the buildings we’ll visit several local foodie spots. We’ll find amazing dumplings and cold bean soup at a tiny hole in the wall restaurant nestled between clothing stores, get lost on our way to having typical Korean fried chicken, and probably eat so much Korean BBQ at dinner we’ll never want to eat again…until the next morning, when we’ll stop for coffee at one of the artisan cafes in Bukchon Hanok Village.
THE MAIN ARCHITECTURAL HOT-SPOTS
PARADISE CITY – The most eye-catching landmark you’ll see. We will be visiting the newly completed sibling buildings, the Wonderbox and Nightclub, designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV. It is still relatively new so you can get your unique shots before it gets too popular.
DONGDAEMUN DESIGN PLAZA – Futuristic sinuous shapes by Zaha Hadid. This is
HILTON HOTEL IN BUSAN – Unique interior design not to be missed if you are in Busan. This hotel is all about contemporary design with beautiful architectural details. Every space is picture-perfect from the indoor swimming pool to the wooden chapel with sea view.
BUSAN CINEMA CENTER – A beautiful metal vortex. This is one of the latest creations of Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY
On this trip we’ll dive deep in teaching you how to see, shoot, and edit architecture. We’ll cover spacing, exteriors, interiors, city look-ups, look-downs from a high perspective, staircases and anything that will catch our eyes while exploring the beautiful cities of Seoul and Busan.
There’s no need of having fancy and expensive gear, the secret to capturing architecture in a unique way lays in your eyes. That’s why we will primarily focus on composition and on training your eyes to notice lines and patterns in architecture.
During this week you will learn to notice and frame correctly:
- leading lines
- the best perspectives to capture curves and spirals
- use of the rule of thirds (and when to break it)
- details and patterns to create abstract images
Of course we will talk about technical topics as well as covering:
- HDR photography for interiors
- how to shoot through glass without unwanted reflections
- when to use a tripod
- how to post-process and enhance your photos
- when and how it’s better to use Photoshop over Lightroom