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#3 Capturing Jeju More Beautifully 

Photographer Kim, Han who loves Jeju shares his tips on capturing Jeju

[What are some of the key features that beginners should know?]

Understanding the functions of your camera comes foremost. Even with a good camera, without knowing how to use the camera correctly, it'll be hard to capture a good shot. It's same as creating art. With the same brush in hands, the difference of your practices and workmanship will change the quality of the final product. Making variation comes after that. 

Next, you should always have your camera with you. To get a great shot, you need 3 things:

A new way to view things

Techniques, and

The right moment. 

I would often hear from people asking why their shots look so different from mine when they had taken it from the same location. It is probably because each photographer sees things from different view. This can only be achieved after series of trials and errors. And you'd have your camera with you to do so. How would my same commute look in a camera frame? How can I make this place look great? These are some of the questions you'll begin to ask yourself. New way of viewing things and techniques can come with practice. But even with these under your belt, you can't control the moment. Let's assume you saw a dog sleeping under the sunset. The moment is beautiful and priceless. The wind, light, and the subject are perfect but what if you don't have your camera? The moment is forever gone. You can't bring back the sun, or make the dog fall back asleep. That's why I always advise bringing your camera. 

[Can you elaborate on the exposure, composition, white balance (or the temperature of the light) or light you mention in the video?]

Exposure: Exposure simply is the brightness. The higher the exposure value is, the brighter the photo will be. With the same subject and the same color, the brightness can really change the feel of the photo. 

Composition: Composition, as you know means how the subject is positioned within the frame. We will discuss this more in depth later. 

White Balance : White balance is also called color temperature. When the color temperature rises, it becomes a picture of a warm hue, and when it falls it becomes a picture of a blue light. Depending on how you put white balance, it makes you feel like you took a picture in the same place. With white balance, you can take pictures of the winter feeling in the summer and the winter feeling in the summer or fall.

Light : Interior allows lighting to be controlled, but not those who specialize in photography, usually take pictures with natural light. Because natural light varies from time to time, you need an eye for reading. Pay attention to the light entering the window, the light entering between the leaves of a tree when you are out of your daily life, and the feeling of a photo following the direction of the light. When practicing light reading, it is best to start at sunset or indoors with limited lighting rather than at midday when the sun is shining on all sides. This way I can find exactly what it feels like and what I want.

[How do you think you should take a picture in order to get a better one?]

As the construction varies depending on the circumstances, it is difficult to explain why. But let's explain how you can make your pictures seem more reliable if you're a novice. Usually, you take the picture as you see it sitting on your seat, but when you do so, you won't get a stable picture.

The basic idea of composition is to level the ground. The viewer is then able to feel secure. Just a small movement a seat and vertical, horizontal, and only you can make a much better picture becomes black and white. For those of you who are in the vertical and horizontal position, the next step is to put the main body in the middle of the frame. It's very simple, right? Now, the layout of the bodies at two-thirds of the frames is very rigid, and there are quite a few people who avoid placing them in the center.

But if you put a subject in the middle, you can take an unexpectedly beautiful photograph. Try to boldly put the subject in the middle of the frame. And if the horizontal picture is ambiguous, you can switch to a portrait and get a new feeling.

Let me know the mistakes that photographers can make and how to fix them!]

[What are some of the common mistakes that beginners would make and how to avoid them?]

One of the most common mistakes is the photograph way too brightly. And you'll lose a lot of detail. Try to take it darker than you usually do. This will change the overall mood of the photo. 

Tip) One more tip on photographing your food: Try using different objects on the table like plates, cups and tablecloth to mix and match with your food. You'll have a much better result than you would with just the good. 

Photographer and Location Director Kim, Han traveled total 32,000km (or 20,000mi) across Eurasia and to Cabo da Roca, Portugal on a Honda Cub, known as the original delivery bike.

Throughout his long journey across the Altai Mountains and vast landscape of Russia and different European cities, Kim had photographed these places with his unusual sense of colors. His photographs are, without any explanation, recognizable with his unique color schemes and way of viewing the world. Kim has been working in various projects including weddings, profiles and landscapes. From upcoming July, Kim plans to begin another project in Florence. 

As Kim, who loves Jeju as much as he loves Russia and traveling, is interested in documenting the beauty of Jeju. And as part of this effort, Kim has shared his knowledge for our rendition of [The Jeju Manual]. 

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