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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Testing the ISCO 2X Anamorphic on the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Notes: I hope everyone is taking advantage of what might be the best season, Fall. It doesn’t last long here in Georgia, since as I write this, the colder temperatures and wind is tattering what is left of the colorful trees. When I was younger in college I used to drive around after classes just […]
Some portraits from a brief visit on Sunday. Thanks to everyone for posing!
A really hot June Sunday at the Thai Temple in Decatur, with a gathering of 100+ monks for a rare ceremony, the consecration of the ubosot, and the burial of the 9 boundary stones. It was a full weekend, with Thai Classical dancing, alms giving, and free food for all prepared by many volunteers from Buddhist temples ranging from Ohio to Florida. Photos and Event Coverage by Boon Vong.
More examples from random videos clips shot with the PCC, and the resulting 2 MP still photos that can be exported from Da Vinci Resolve.
Notes: Atlanta History Center, Swan House, Oakland Cemetery, Little Five Points Bonus: Fake Korean Video 😉
Mini Review of the BMPCC: a superb video/cinema camera with the power to shoot Cinema DNG raws or simply take frame grabs from the video files–which rival most dedicated DSLR’s.
For right now I really can’t travel to far off exotic places. I’ll just have to find interesting places around town. While I can’t truly cry foul that I don’t have the means to just jump on a plane and go somewhere, it’s still a grand privilege to be able to drive around wasting gas just to take some pictures and think about things.
Note: My website/blog has seen many changes over the years, but this is pretty much the 700th post!
We Match! 🙂
I often wonder if all of my Lao New Year photos are actually doing more harm than good. Because I don’t necessarily post images of what truly happens, when outsiders go to the temple/community center/fairgrounds, they might be in for a shock. There are many things in the Lao community that I don’t agree with, […]
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Tech Notes: Thanks to Van and Anister for helping, and of course Vy for playing. :0) These are some random video clips of me practicing with the DIY slider. I’m going to stop using the word “tests” for certain gear related things, because these are basically the times when I practice with my various tools. […]
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 […]
Fujifilm Instax Wide