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Shot Lists for October

[Time to get Re-refreshed]: The local governments are trying their best to attract tourists by holding various festivals to seize these breezy days. For the same reason, images that depict the scenes of gate ball, ground golf, and skipping ropes are in higher need. Capture the moment of people enjoying this crisp, fresh autumn day with your camera.

1. Local Festivals All Over the Country

The autumn festivals with a more laid-back atmosphere are usually planned to be held from the end of September to the beginning of October. Moreover, for this year, since the ‘golden week’ has formed due to October 2nd becoming a temporary holiday, these local festivals are expected to be perked up all over the country.

Try to combine the vibes of the autumn festivals with the national holidays and anniversaries when you are planning for your next work – such as the National Foundation Day of Korea(October 3rd), the Day of Physical Culture(October 15th), and the Day of Culture(the third Saturday of October). This would help you to create continuous subscriptions all around the year. The National Foundation Day of Korea, for example, featuring items that symbolize the humanistic spirit would help. For the Day of Physical Culture, people enjoying various kinds of physical training and the types of equipment that are needed during that process would be an idea.

Create your own vision of diverse local festivals and people having a great time by trying out different angles and heights – but don’t forget to upload through your editorial account if your artworks have a character of archiving and documenting.

2. Gate Ball · Ground Golf · Skipping Ropes

January 2023, Seoul 50 Plus Foundation has revealed that the biggest group of the population of the entire South Korean society is the people between the ages of 40 to 60. Considering another fact that numerous industries are now showing their interest in the lifestyle of people who are aged above 65 due to the aging society, it is clear that we need to focus on senior citizens’ lifestyles. One of the items that consist of it is a gate ball and ground golf, so it is your chance to make your own stock images out of this social phenomenon. Another one to be inspired by is the rapidly increasing market of ‘Silver Food’, the food that is carefully processed in the consideration of senior citizens with weaker digestive systems. Keep your eyes on the ever-changing society to create a competitive and effective portfolio.

[Trendy Menus from Chinese-Speaking Countries]

The combination of old and new, familiar and unfamiliar brings us a great surprise. Especially, the ‘Trending Menus from Chinese-Speaking Countries’ could be a great example of this month’s shot list. As we can see from the neologism ‘Malatang-hulu’, which means having a Tanghulu(糖葫芦, Rock Sugar-Coated Fruits Skewerers) for a dessert after having Malatang(麻辣烫, Mala Soup), the popularity of Chinese-speaking countries’ cuisine is getting higher and higher every day.

In compliance with this cultural phenomenon, the food industry is responding with agility; by releasing new products that are inspired by this cuisine including ‘Mala Rosé Chicken’ and ‘Mala Tteokbokki’. However, this is not as rose-tinted as it sounds – some of the businesspeople are claiming their establishments as a ‘no Tanghulu zone’ since its sticky sugar syrup makes them to hard maintaining hygiene, and the specialists are showing their concern about children’s health since the menu stated above has a considerable amount of sugar or salt.

Look into the whole aspect of this phenomenon, along the lines of the popularity of Chinese-speaking countries’ cuisine, the signature ingredients of it including nutmeg, Sichuan pepper, clove, and star anise, and people who are voicing their own opinion about it – which will enrich your world of stock images.

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