A Day in the Life of a Photographer: Korea Location Scouting / by Kenneth Kao

One of my goals in finding a location is choosing something that's entirely unique to the location.  Sometimes that means finding a plant, a style of architecture, the color of sand, to represent the uniqueness of a place.  I've found, however, that this is particularly difficult in cities.  Not because the architecture or the culture isn't strong in various cities, but because anything that is particularly unique doesn't allow random photoshoots, or, there are way too many people around.  The trick, then, is to find a location that is "overlooked" by the community.  A place that isn't special.  This Seoul, Korea album has some touristy photos, but they were all taken during the scouting phase prior to my photoshoot.