Mijoo Kim Documents Korean Fisherwomen’s Centuries Old Traditions

All photos by Mijoo Kim. Used with Creative Commons permission.

How people all over the world make a living everyday remains one of the most fascinating topics that documentary photography explores and puts on the spotlight. The latest on our list of favorite documentary projects is The Mother of the Sea. Here, New York-based Korean photographer Mijoo Kim introduces us to the haenyo of the Korean province of Jeju and their unique, centuries-old tradition of freediving to make a living. If you’re looking for more outstanding works in the genre to get inspired with and learn from, we highly recommend checking out this series.

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The New Rokinon 85mm F1.4 AF Lens is Aimed Right at Sigma’s Offering

Rokinon has been killing it lately with their Sony FE AF lenses, and today they launch a new Rokinon 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Canon.

Rokinon is, in many ways, the new Sigma. A third-party lensmaker with affordable lenses and a hit or miss reputation that has reinvented themselves, now providing excellent lenses at an affordable cost without sacrificing much. Yes, Sigma and Rokinon are different, but the parallels in their recent histories are hard to miss. Which is what makes today’s announcement from Rokinon of their new Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 EF so interesting. Continue reading…

Watch This AstroPhotographer’s Cosmic Journey in this Awesome Timelapse

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Korean astro-photographer Kwon, O Chul has been photographing the night sky for years. His star-spangled work has grazed several books and been featured on different exhibits in South Korea and Malaysia. He’s also created and published a number beautiful timelapse videos over the years, traveling to the best locations South Korea has to offer.

As a culmination of his five years worth of work with the cosmos, Kwon has released a four-minute timelapse video of epic proportions, shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III. Cosmos Odyssey: The Journeys of an AstroPhotographer is a stunning, star-filled short that takes us through the glorious landscapes of South Korea, Tanzania, Australia, and Canada, all bedecked with shimmering night skies as far as the eye can see.

Light displays, star trails, and the Milky Way make cameo appearances in this awesome video and it’s a gorgeous synopsis of a talented photographer’s work. Watch it in its entirety after the jump.

For more of Kwon’s timelapses, check out his Vimeo page.

Via Canon Watch

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Canon Korea Teases a New Camera

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On Canon Korea’s website, the company is teasing a new camera of some sort. We’re really curious about what it could possibly be but it looks like some sort of higher end DSLR from the shoulder shape. At Photo Plus Expo, we were a bit put off by the fact that the most exciting thing that the company showed off was a new firmware update. For such a big show where they have previously had much more interesting items, it was a bit odd. But if the company is indeed launching a new camera soon, we’re all waiting with bated breath.

What could it be? Could it be a new full frame DSLR? Could they be bringing back APS-H? Maybe the 7D Mk II? Or maybe Canon is also trying to go the retro route and also found a way to work with their older FD glass.

Via Canon Watch and Canon Rumors

These Korean Photoshoppers Are the Undisputed Kings of Photo(shop)bombing

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Ever wondered what Korean photoshoppers do for fun? Apparently, they photo(shop)bomb people’s pictures, that’s what. And this is how it works: there’s a Korean facebook page called “We Do Photoshop“, where people post pictures they want to be photoshopped in a certain way. For example, requests include “looking heroic in battle”, “please put the pants over the socks to hide them” or “please put me in a picture with Iron Man.” The results, however, are not what you’d expect … Head past the break for some prime examples of fine Korean photosphopping craftsmanship.

Via Kotaku via fstoppers

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