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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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!
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.
September 20, 2014 | Gwinnett Civic Center
Ribbon Cutting and Opening Performances from the Holiday Lantern Festival happening all month in Turner Field Parking Lot. Featuring: The Video Blankets, SolStar, Avery Dixon, Clark King, and Keri Hilson
Revisiting one of the many 50mm lenses I used to own.
Mounting an 85mm on the J1 with simple mechanical adapters. It works! 🙂
Notes: Lucked out and the weather was great. Didn’t have to go far (well not counting the drive to Statesboro from ATL), except to the Botanical Garden and Downtown. The golden light that illuminated everything in pastels was a million times better than any electric cathode LED contraption out there. That’s why it’s so valuable […]
Double Vision. 🙂
Last week of Fall colors here in Georgia. Smashing Pumpkins and Matthew Sweet is always on my soundtrack this time of year…
New Orleans, Easter Weekend. When I do get to travel, I take photos, I eat, and here I am writing about it. 🙂 I’ve been to New Orleans, probably over 20 times now. We arrived in time for the sunset and the glow of the city. Crescent Pie and Sausage Company Eggplant with crawfish sitting […]
Notes: Pix from a day trip to my usual waterfall spots in N.E. Georgia–my old stomping grounds. Intermixed with the trailers and chicken coops are some really great spots, seemingly more so than here in Suburbia, ATL. Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 on the Canon, a combo I’ve been shooting with for the last few adventures. Still […]
Model: Minjee MUA/Stylist: Nhi Notes: I wonder if all the girls out there realize that most guys (including myself) prefer it when you ladies are just normal, without much makeup. We like you in t-shirts and jeans, scars and all… Granted, the first images are beauty shots for a specific portfolio purpose, but if it […]
Model: Pauline MUA / Hair: Nhi Notes: I tend to shoot with a different style or theme than the last one. Just a way to keep from getting bored, and also use the gear that was just sitting on the shelf. People only see the end results, and not the general flow of the evening, […]
Notes: There’s this tree on the side of the road I frequently drive on, and it sure is pretty every single spring. Lots of gear for this spur of the moment shoot (for me at least), Nikon+Canon, Sigma IR, and different techniques as well, Nikon wireless CLS, radio triggered strobe, and the heat reflector you […]
Notes: Almost a full day of shooting on this test run. Thanks to everyone who came out and stuck it out through the warm weather. Luckily the sakura and other trees were in bloom, and I tried to make the best out of local spots, from up the street to across town. Another camera juggling fest as well, and […]
Momocon in Infrared Notes: Photos from this year’s MomoCon. Only went on Saturday, but it was fun. Great weather and city atmosphere, but it was somewhat chaotic and the long lines kept us from going anywhere. So it was more like a really long extended lunch in high school where the kids are free to run […]
Notes: “Team Neekon” for when we take photos…and “Team Jobless” for when we battle in Fat Princess!! 🙂