So I finally added the Nikon 105mm 1.4 to my portrait kit. I’d been using the Nikon 85mm 1.4D and 105mm 2.8 Micro VR for years now, but decided that this modern lens (introduced in summer 2016) is another magical lens in the Nikkor lineup. After a few test shoots with friends, I would have […]
Some of my favorite cosplay portraits from over the years: MomoCon, Dragon Con, Anime Weekend Atlanta, Cosplayers on Ice, etc!
May 13, 2018 | Alto, GA Hi! My name is Boon. I’m an Atlanta based Artist. I draw, I take pictures! I’ve been covering events and documenting the multi ethnic Asian Pacific Islander community here in Georgia since 2004! Feel free to share with the links below. Thanks to all for posing for photos! All […]
Sabaidee Pii Mai!
Wat Lao Buddha Moongcoon | Lao New Year 4-15-2018 (2561)
Lovely day for a walk and picnic on Arabia Mountain. This time of year the diamorpha smallii are in bloom. These tough and fleshy plants with the red leaves grow in the shallow sandy soil. In order to sound smart, I copied that from the information sign that you pass on the way up the […]
Event Photography for the Georgia Asian Pacific Islander Bar Association 5th Annual Gala at the Georgia Aquarium
Yes, I think so! The first BMPCC is a camera I use for BTS shots due to the no record limit and ease of grading the Pro Res. The new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K was announced on 4-9-2018 with an anticipated ship date of this September (let’s hope!) but I still like the […]
I wanted this camera since Nikon announced it back in late 2013. Its high price and quirky ergonomics was definitely polarizing amongst internet photographers back then. For me though, I shoot so many camera brands, makes, and models, that at the end of the day I see every tool as having some value or strength. […]
Here’s a list of the many Lao, Thai, and Cambodian festivals that will be happening here in Georgia in the coming weeks.
Event Photography of the 1st Annual Miss Laotian American Pageant. Norcross Community Center, April 1, 2018. Thanks to all the contestants and volunteers for contributing and giving back to the community.
Some examples of the still photography I’ve been doing around town with my Nikon and ISCO Anamorphic lens combo. I’ve always loved the 2.39:1 aspect ratio of my favorite movies.
Testing the ISCO 2X Anamorphic on the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Event Coverage of the 13th Annual CPACS Together Empowering All Walk | Doraville, GA
Caffeine and Octane, October Show | Perimeter Mall | Atlanta, GA
A quick stop at AWA 2017 with my anamorphic lens produced some wide screen cosplay portraits! Thanks to all the nice people that took the time to pose and chat with us!
My first testings with the ISCO 2x Anamorphic Ultra Star projection lens, used for wide screen cinematic portraits!
Dragon Con 2017 Saturday Photos Set 1 Another great time at Dragon Con this year. I was only able to attend on Saturday, but the weather was amazing. Thanks to all the cosplayers who posed! I’ll be updating all the names in the captions when I get a chance! If I’m missing someone, please send […]
Annual FGC Tournament in Atlanta, celebrating its 20th year! Thanks to everyone who posed for photos! Event coverage by Boon Vong.
3em Entertainment Concert: The Remix | Sept. 17, 2016 | Hall, Norcross, GA
Featuring: Khac Viet, Nhom The Men, Luong Bich Huu, Hang Bingboong, Luong Viet Quang, James JayEnvy
Dragon Con 2016 Photos and Portraits | Sept 2, 2016 | Atlanta, GA
Notes: Another fun time at this year’s con. Thanks to all the talented and nice folks that posed for pictures! My personal favorites are fabulous Captain Planet and Lil’ Kratos!! 🙂
3em Entertainment | The Joint + Hard Rock Hotel and Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada | July 25 | Photos by: Boon Vong
Featuring: Cao Thai Son, Nhu Y, Huong Tram, Bui Anh Tuan, Thuy Ni, The Tuong, Trung Cang Band
Photos by: Boon V. and Phalatda T.
3-26-2016 | Featuring Manith and Dragonfly | Santa Fe, Duluth, GA
About a year ago I finally found a great digital sketchbook setup that I feel comfortable using: a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and the Mischief drawing program. It is pressure sensitive with the included pen (which requires no charging) and the graphics program supports layers. The most unique thing about this program is that it […]
Festival Dates for the Months of April and May, 2016
Venue 92 Woodstock, GA
Featuring: Tuan Hung, Hanh Sino, Emily, Nhom The Men, Water Cooler Band, DJ Jay Envy | I Luv Bowling, Duluth, GA | Photos by: Boon Vong and Phalatda Taysavang