Bio: Don MacDonell is a photographer with a special interest in street photography, portrait, and conceptual photography. He is currently based in Seoul, South Korea. Don MacDonell is also the founder and creator of The Photo Guidebook.
Don’s Photography is currently featured strictly on The Photo Guidebook’s Website and Social media accounts
Coming to South Korea is an amazing adventure. One of the biggest sites in Seoul is the first palace, built at the start of the Joseon dynasty. It’s one of my favorite places to go and photograph. Relax and explore, look for something interesting to shoot. When the sun sets the palace gates are lit up beautifully. Using slow shutter speed and waiting for the right moment, I photographed the gate with a middle-aged woman quickly passing by to escape the cold winter air.(more…)
We arrived in Japan at Osaka airport and quickly departed for the city first to check out a few sights before grabbing a bite at that popular Kyukatsu place. With a bit of time to spare we took a little look around some of the small back streets. The signs, the Japanese script, the bright lights and contrast presented to us the opportunity to take my favorite type of photograph. The high contrast, black and white photographs. Setting up a tripod on the spot, adjusting the settings, and getting that beautiful slow motion shot of the locals strolling by. Though Satisfied with some gorgeous photographs, I eagerly look forward to returning to explore further the beauty of Osaka City. (more…)