Photo Archive, Seoul, South Korea

Complete Photo Archive of Seoul

The following is my complete photo archive of Seoul, South Korea. I got into photography while I was living abroad in Seoul, South Korea after the purchase of my first DSLR camera in September 2014. From that time until leaving in May 2023, I captured over 100,000 photographs traveling all over the country documenting what I observed, much of which was in the capital city of Seoul. I now present the most complete picture of my journey in photographing Seoul, reverse chronologically.

You may also be interested in viewing my Photographer’s Guide to Seoul for a location-based guide to the city. (**Coming Soon**)
See a Breakdown of Seoul by district, as well as other cities and provinces of South Korea.

*This Post will Soon be Updated*

Myeongdong Street Food (January 2016)

I captured this street food scene in Myeongdong, Seoul back in January 2016. Myeongdong is a huge traditional market that sells a variety of goods. But it is also home to lots of good street food. I was happy to capture this photograph of one of the local vendors.

Street Photography in Dongdaemun, Seoul (January 2016)

From this point in time forward, you will see that I often explored many areas of Seoul, doing a lot of street and documentary-style photography. In January 2016, I enjoyed some night photography in Dongdaemun, Seoul. There are many beautiful scenes and the area has a booming night scene as well. The final photograph shows some market stalls with Dongdaemun Design Plaza in the background.

Street Photography in Dongmyo Flea Market (January 2016)

Back in January 2016, I went for a little walk through Dongmyo Flea Market, located in the middle of Seoul, South Korea. It was packed with people, and shops in every direction. These are a couple of the images that I took that day.

Visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace (December 2015)

In December 2015, I once again ventured out for a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Countless times remained for me to return to the palace for photography. I enjoyed visiting and looking for new and old photography opportunities. Here are a few new images taken.

Long-Exposure Photography at Night in Gangnam (October 2015)

In October 2015, I went to Gangnam, Seoul to try some Long-Exposure photography in the evening. I came away with some images that I enjoy, including one that was sold a few times, which was a real highlight to me as a budding photographer at the time.

Long-Exposure at Cheonggyecheon Stream (October 2015)

Near the end of 2015, I ventured out to Seoul to practice some Long-Exposure Photography, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It may have been one of my first times practicing this technique with water, which I found fascinating. These are some of the images that I took at Cheonggyecheon.

Light Festival on Cheonggyecheon Stream (December 2014)

At the end of 2014, I was happy to discover they were holding a light festival on the Cheonggyecheon stream with big displays of large lanterns depicting famous historic events and figures in Korean history. I was happy to photograph some of the scenes.

Gyeongbokgung Palace (October/November 2014)

I returned a couple of times to Gyeongbokgung Palace to take even more photographs. I shared several photographs and some details of my trips in my journal.

Night Photography at Seoul Tower (September 2014)

On a short visit to Seoul Tower, I took advantage of the moment to take a few photographs of the city lights below from on top of the tower. I took some additional images of some of the details while looking around such as the Love Locks and the “I Love You” statue.

Gwanghwamun Square, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul (September 2014)

Soon after purchasing my first DSLR camera, I ventured out into the heart of Seoul, South Korea where I took photographs at Gwanghwamun Square, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Cheonggyecheon Stream.


Before concluding this article, I’d like to take the opportunity to tell you about a program that I am offering to photography learners, beginners, and aspiring photographers, free of charge. The goal is to help you improve your photography and develop your unique style. I will become a mentor to help guide you and give advice. We will also review your images and determine how to improve them. I call this The Photography Mentoring Program. You can sign up for the program here.

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