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Complete Photo Archive of Gyeongbokgung Palace

I’m happy to present you with my most complete photo archive of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is the largest and first palace built at the start of the Joseon Dynasty in historical Seoul, South Korea. It has a rich history of over 600 years. It has suffered from being destroyed on multiple occasions but has since been rebuilt for the enjoyment of visitors and locals alike. It stands in the cultural center of Seoul in Gwanghwamun. Since learning photography, starting in 2014, I frequently visited and photographed at the palace on multiple occasions. Once again, I’m happy to present you with this archive of images of the palace.

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Visit in December 2015

In December 2015, I once again ventured out to Seoul, South Korea for a visit to the palace. Countless times remained for me to return to Gyeongbokgung for photography. I enjoyed visiting and looking for new and old photography opportunities at the palace. Here are a few new images that serve to show a portion of the evolution of my photography as I continued to learn and worked hard at acquiring finer skills. Still, there was much that remained to be learned at this time.

Summer at Hyangwonjeong Pavilion (August 2015)

In the summertime, the atmosphere around the Hyangwonjeong Pavilion is very different. Back in 2015, I lacked the skills to photograph it well, but I’m sharing some of the images I did take. The water that you usually would see in different seasons was completely covered over with lotus pods. I regret not returning for the actual lotus blossoms.

Gyeongbokgung Palace Day Trip (November 2014)

One of my many day trips to Gyeongbokgung Palace in November still had the late-Autumn colors. This made for a beautiful atmosphere to photograph. See the complete journal with more photographs.

Gwanghwamun (Front Gate) Lit in Evening (October 2014)

In the evening time, the front gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwanghwamun gets lit up, making it a beautiful place to visit and photograph. View more images and read the full journal here.

September 2014 | Gwanghwamun, Haetae Statues, Changing of the Guards

At the front gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, named Gwanghwamun, is quite the site for newcomers to Seoul, South Korea. There is a statue of the Haetae on both sides of this front gate, and you can commonly see the Changing of the Guards ceremony out front a few times a day while open.

These images are some of my first images taken when I bought my first DSLR camera back in September 2014. You may also view my journal from that day of photography.


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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