Photo Journal 8.19.2022 (Seoul Street Photography—Hongdae)

In today’s journal, I will share with you some more photographs from my adventures in May 2016. At that time, one of my most frequently visited places in Seoul for street photography was Hongdae, aka Hongik University. This area is very lively until late at night with lots of young people out and about meeting friends, eating, drinking, and more.

It’s an excellent place for street photography. But it’s especially interesting during the evening. I would often finish work and venture to Hongdae to take photographs. Sometimes I would stay only a few hours, sometimes I would stay quite late catching the last buses back home.

Today’s images are from one single night of taking photographs in Hongdae. I’m happy to share that with you. If you have any thoughts, or questions about street photography here in Seoul, or the images, I hope you’ll let me know in the comments. I’ll be able to share some more details to help you out in any way.

There are a total of 13 photographs to share with you from that day.

Man on the bus looking out the window. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/125sec, f/2, 1600ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1,8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Business man walking down the street. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/125sec, f/2, 1600ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Two women looking at their cell phones. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/125sec, f/2, 800ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Sign of "I Seoul U" tied on a travel location in Seoul. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/125sec, f/2, 800ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Two women out of focus street photograph. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/125sec, f/2, 3200ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Two Korean women looking at their phones and in their purses in Hongdae's night-life area. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/100sec, f/2, 800ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
A couple is talking, smiling, and laughing while smoking in front of a backlit restaurant window. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/60sec, f/3.5, 1600ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Crowds in Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/125sec, f/2.8, 800ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Couple smiling while walking through crowded streets. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/125sec, f/2.8, 800ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Couple sitting together outside of a convenience store in Seoul. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Color photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/100sec, f/2.8, 1600ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Couple sitting together outside of a convenience store in Seoul. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/100sec, f/2.8, 1600ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Couple walking down the street, holding around the waist. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/100sec, f/2.2, 1600ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
Woman sitting combing her hair while waiting for someone she's meeting. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/100sec, f/2.2, 1600ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016
People are seated on a bus, bus door is opened. Seoul Street photography (May 2016) in Hongdae (Hongik University) area. Black and white high contrast photography © The Photo Memoirs
Settings: 50mm, 1/100sec, f/2.2, 1600ISO (Shot with Canon 600D + Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Prime Lens) | May 2016

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