Are you ready to take your relationship to the next level and propose in NYC? The city that never sleeps offers a plethora of romantic spots perfect for popping the question. As a NYC-based photographer, I’ve had the privilege of capturing countless proposal moments across the city. Here are some of my recommended locations to […]

Couples, Event Photography, Photo Locations

June 23, 2024

Where to Propose in NYC

A "marry me" sign at Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn with the lower Manhattan skyline in the background.

New York City’s elevated train lines in the outer boroughs offer some of the most scenic NYC subway stations you’ll ever encounter. While many commuters may be focused on their destinations, photographers and urban explorers know that these above-ground gems provide a unique perspective on the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. In this article, I’ll show you […]

NYC Photography, Photo Locations

June 20, 2024

The Most Scenic NYC Subway Stations

The sky turned aqua blue outside of the 36th Ave. subway station in Astoria.

As a travel photographer, Taipei is a metropolis that offers an incredible urban landscape to capture. The star attraction for cityscape photography here is undoubtedly Taipei 101 – at one point the world’s tallest building. This bamboo-inspired steel and glass skyscraper is an architectural marvel that dominates Taipei’s skyline with its distinctive design. Photographers can […]

Asia Travel, Camera Gear, Photo Locations

June 18, 2024

The Ultimate List of Free Taipei Photo Spots

Sunrise view from Shangri-La Far Eastern, Taipei.

If you’re planning a trip to Taiwan you must visit Tainan (臺南市). The island of Taiwan is only about the size of New Jersey but has so many things to do! While Taipei (臺北) and Kaohsiung (高雄) often steal the tourist spotlight, Taiwan’s former capital, Tainan, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. You […]

Asia Travel

June 16, 2024

First-Timer’s Guide to Traveling Tainan in 3 Days

Cruising along the mangroves of the Sicao Green Tunnel is a must do during a Tainan 3 day itinerary.

Taiwan and Taiwanese people are known for their hospitality and I got to experience that at not one, but both Shangri-La Far Eastern’s. With each visit, I’m reminded of the deep cultural roots that tie me to this island nation. During my most recent trip back, I finally had the chance to do some solo […]

Asia Travel, Hotels

June 16, 2024

Staying At Both Of Taiwan’s Shangri-La Hotels

Night time view from the Shangri-La Far Eastern, Taipei Horizon Deluxe Room.

Known as the “Silicon Valley of Taiwan”, Hsinchu has a lot of things to see, eat, and do. Often overshadowed by Taiwan’s larger cities like Taipei (臺北) and Kaohsiung (高雄), Hsinchu offers visitors a unique blend of culture, history, and nature. However, what elevates this city on the global map is Hsinchu Science Park – […]

Asia Travel

June 15, 2024

Discover Things To Do In Hsinchu, Taiwan

Hsinchu Train Station at night with light trails in front of it.

Let me take you on my 17-hour flight from New York City to Taipei in the EVA Air Premium Economy cabin. I’ve been flying with EVA Air since I was a baby. Are you even Taiwanese if you don’t? My mom told me after she popped me out she took me on my first flight […]

Asia Travel, Travel

June 7, 2024

EVA Air Premium Economy NYC To Taiwan

Map of the flight from JFK to TPE on EVA Air Premium Economy.

The Big Apple is a photographer’s paradise, but accessing professional photography studios in NYC can often come with a steep price tag. I’ve previously written about how to DIY your own home photography studio, but if you need more space, renting a studio for a day or longer period is sometimes necessary. It also helps […]

NYC Photography, Photo Locations

June 3, 2024

Where To Find Rental Photography Studios In NYC

Clean and minimalist product photography taken at a photography studio in NYC.

Capturing the energy and excitement of a music festival through your lens is an exhilarating experience for any photographer. However, as a beginner looking to break into the world of festival photography, securing a coveted photo pass can be a significant hurdle. While the process of obtaining a press pass for a regular concert and […]

Concert Photography, Photography Tips

May 26, 2024

The ULTIMATE Beginners Guide of Festival Photography Tips

The bass guitarist for Lyn Lapid jams out with her hair flailing at Head in the Clouds festival.

As someone who’s been in New York City for almost 15 years, one of my favorite things about The Big Apple is that it’s so walkable. The convenience truly can’t be beat. Some hidden gems in the city allow you to go on a hike without leaving the five boroughs. Recently, I shared my experience […]

NYC Photography, Photo Locations

May 23, 2024

Where To Find Hike New York – Long Island City Signs

View of Queensboro Plaza from Dutch Kills, between Astoria and Long Island City.