Travel | 3-month Trip to Asia 2015 | South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam

I've been photographing weddings primarily for 4 years. I've documented nearly 270 weddings to date. I consider myself very fortunate to be given such a chance to witness and experience all these weddings. As it was mentioned briefly in the previous post, "Why I love photographing weddings," I found my passion in photography through weddings. Hence it is very likely that I developed my style of photography almost solely from shooting weddings.

I believe a good photographer should excel at any type of photography. The more I've became passionate about photography, the more I was eager to expand my area of expertise. That is why I've decided to take a little break from weddings and go on a 3-month trip to Asia to explore different parts of the world and practice other genres of photography.

Other than wedding photography, I'm very fascinated by fashion and street photography. I often get inspirations from fashion magazines for bride and groom shots and street photography for its creative way of documenting the moments. Therefore, I plan on concentrating on these aspects of photography during this trip to further develop myself as a better photographer.

I won't be taking my good old Canon with me to this trip simply because they would be too heavy for my purpose as I'd be traveling with only one backpack and probably out on street all day shooting. I had my eyes on mirrorless system for a while since the introduction of Fuji's x100s (a camera that I've actually owned for a short time). After trying out the top brands of mirrorless, I've concluded that Olympus would be the perfect system for this trip, and you can see my set below.

 Olympus OM-D E-M1, 17mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8, and 75mm 1.8 - little friends I'm taking with me to this trip. 

Olympus OM-D E-M1, 17mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8, and 75mm 1.8 - little friends I'm taking with me to this trip. 

I'm leaving on February 16th. I'll be traveling to a total of 6 countries, starting with South Korea, my motherland.  Please stay tuned as I plan on updating the blog regularly about the trip and share my experience as well as many photos from it. Next post would be from South Korea.