I enjoyed a very refreshing family trip to Jeju Island back in March 2022, after a long stretch of staying close to home because of COVID. It was great to spend time with my family and in-laws, enjoy the fresh air coming off the sea, and of course grab the opportunity to take some photographs. The image I’m sharing today was actually taken at a terrible time for photos. It was maybe 3 or 4 pm. The heat was beaming hot from the midday sun. Although that was the case, I still decided to try to get a little creative and see what I could come up with. This is one of the resulting images. The subject in the photograph is actually my father-in-law, but the image is truly candid. I’m not even sure if he knows I took this photo at that particular time. With the midday sun, I knew it would be almost impossible for getting good light for ordinary portraits. I’ve also heard that there is ‘no such thing as bad light. Something that would confuse many photographers and videographers worldwide. But I slightly agree with the statement. The light may not be ideal for a particular look, but you can still take interesting photographs. You may just need to get more creative. Perhaps shoot in a different style. The scene suits my photography style quite well because I love a high-contrast black-and-white image! So I took the photograph with that in mind! That and a silhouette of my subject.

Jeju Island Photography by Seoul Photographer, The Photo Memoirs

For those who may be learning or are interested, I’d love to share more details about the above image. If you have any questions at all just leave me a comment below. 🙂

The image was photographed with the following settings on my Canon 6D Mark ii with an f/2 35mm prime lens.
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
ISO Speed: 100-ISO

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