About EunSoo Jang
My name is Soo and I moved from South Korea to Australia in 2014 where I lived in Noosa for 5 years. These days I have been working as a full time chef and part time wedding and lifestyle photographer in Brisbane as they have more photography job opportunities here.
What gear do you use to take your photos?
My go-to camera body and lens are Sony A9 / Sony A7M3, Tamron 28-75 f2.8 / Sony 85gm 1.4 for wedding and lifestyle.
I also have use my other gears such as the DJI Mavic pro / Canon 70-200mm 2.8 ii + MC 11 / Sigma art 50mm 1.4 / Samyang 35mm 1.4 / Samyang 14mm 2.8
What type of photography are you into?
I love wedding, lifestyle and landscape photography. When it comes to wedding photography it leaves me with unforgettable memories and I’m grateful to be a part of the couples happy life. Also, landscape photography makes me relaxed and comfortable all the time, like meditation.
How did you start photography?
9 years ago, I lived in China as an exchange student and it was my first time visiting another country. At the time , I travelled to inner Mongolia and west China where nature was abundance, a wide variety of different cultures and races that I had never been exposed to before and I notice that I kept taking pictures to capture these experiences and moments. This made me start my photography journey.
What/Who inspires you?
I am inspired by all the photographer in the world! These day’s it is really easy to access all world via instagram and Pinterest. I spend most my time browsing other photographer’s work to learn and catch what is fashionable this year in the industry as a commercial photographer which really helps me and my clients when putting together a vision.
Top 3 photo locations to shoot?
- Australia, Sunshine coast
- China, Lijiang
- Korea, Seoul
Top 3 photo tips?
- Just shoot when you find the scene ” beautiful” “lovely” in your mind
- Go travel with a satellite map. By looking up locations on Google Map you will come across secret photo locations and is one of my favourite ways when I’m finding new locations to shoot for.
- Mimicking is the mother of creation. Keep learning and look other photographer works and truely create your own style!
What have you been doing at home during this time?
Like most people, I also have been having a tough time during COVID-19, however I decided to be positive and spend my time to improve on my skills and myself. During this time I had the time to learn how to make sourdough and I could find new locations for my next upcoming photography jobs.
*Please note that English is not Soo’s first language so we have amended some of her wordings in this post, but stayed as close to her own wordings as much as possible.