A street photographer introduces beautiful photo spots in Jeju-do Island and provides the know-how for taking your own travel photos.
- Book Intro
Jeju island's beautiful scenery is like an unexpected gift.
Lim Yanghwan, the author of this book, fell in love with the island and felt sad that people only visits famous touristic spots for a short while. That is why he wrote this book to introduce the true beauty of Jeju island. He visits unknown places in the island and guides you to the photo spots where you can take photos from your own points of view. On top of that, Lim uses the know-how he acquired over decades of teaching students on how to take your own travel photos together with general photography tips.
The book divides the island into five big regions (the mountains in the center, and the east, north, west, and south sea). There are a lots of free, unique photos that will make you want to go to the island right away. The scenery of Hallasan mountain, the Oreum (volcanic cones), and the sea in the morning, afternoon, evening, and night as well as the changes in the four seasons uncover the true beauty of nature in the island.
There are two big reasons why you should read this book.
First, instead of banal places like famous touristic sites, it introduces a number of unique places (photo spots) that the author found on his own while walking everyday around the island. Second, every photo is accompanied by photography tips (know-how) to clearly solve the problems that photographers always face in photo spots.
There is also a supplementary book consisting of 12 tips, "How to take your own travel photos," to help beginners to easily learn the mechanism of photography. At the end of the book, there is a map marked with all the photo spots to help you plan for your own photo trip. It is recommended that you read the supplementary book first and learn the basics of photography before heading to Jeju island.
Even if you have already visited the island many times, it is never easy to decide where to visit and when. Try to make your own travel plan with the map and follow the tips to develop your own ways to take nice travel photos.
- About the Author
Lim Yanghwan (M) graduated from Chung-Ang University's College of Arts with a degree in Photography. He earned his Ph.D in Picture Engineering at the graduate school of Chiba University in Japan. He was formerly professor in the Photography and Digital Contents department of Sangmyung University's College of Arts. Lim has held 10 solo exhibitions. He also served as the head judge for the Korean Air Photo Contest, the National Park Photo Contest, and the Street Photo Contest held by the Korea Expressway Corporation. He has visited mountains and fields throughout Korea, the Silk Road, the Tea Road, Mongolia, Nepal, India, and Bhutan to take photos. Books written by Lim include From Gum Print to Digital Negative: Special Photographic Printing Techniques, and Photographic Material. He has been in love with the natural scenery of Jeju Island since 1981. Lim decided to write this book because he felt sad that people only visit famous touristic spots for a short while.
Korean School Librarian Association, Recommended book
Publication Council for Adolescents, Recommended book