Dunwoody Lao Cultural Performance + Tum Pok Pok!

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month here in good old Georgia. Thanks to the city of Dunwoody for hosting a small pop up event that allowed our girls to showcase their talents and passion for their heritage. Dinner was at the new Tum Pok Pok off Buford Hwy near City Farmer’s Market.  Pretty […]

Happy Lunar New Year 2021

Happy Chinese/Viet/Lunar New Year everyone!  Here are some of my photos from last week’s festivities from a few of our local CFM/HK Supermarkets.  Please check them out for the best selection of food and groceries in metro Atlanta.  www.cityfarmers.market. I sure hope that by next year the big events and pageants will return again! 🙂

Drawing – 02-02-2021

So this is actually one of my more effective styles of rendering a portrait.  Drawing on toned paper with two charcoal pencils (white and black) is something I can do pretty fast.  Much quicker than the drawings in my previous posts.  Many years ago I drew on Canson Ingres and Bisque and just found that […]

Drawing – 01-29-2021

I bought a pack of 24 colored pencils from Publix for $5 and thought I would do a quick drawing tonight.  (I hadn’t drawn with this media in a long time, and I couldn’t remember where my old Berol Verithins disappeared to.)  The checkout line was delayed a bit, a lady didn’t have enough in […]

Drawing – 02-01-2021

It’s been so cold and ugly outside that there’s really no point in leaving the house.  For today’s drawing I thought I would do one of my favorite styles/media which is compressed charcoal drawing/renderings on stonehenge paper.  After all these years it’s still a pretty hard combo.  Since you really can’t erase any of the […]

Drawing – 01-28-2021

Photographed with the ancient Sigma SD10. Detail still really holds up on such an old digital camera with a unique sensor. It definitely can see marks that wouldn’t be picked up by normal Canons and Nikons etc.  The 50mm macro lens that I have has some serious autofocus issues and I’ve had to manually focus […]

Drawing – 01-27-2021

I normally draw/sketch with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil, but I ran out of lead a long time ago.  I went to the local Publix to buy some more, but they didn’t have any, and instead they had these big packs of Bic 0.7mm’s for cheaper!  Graphite and paper is still the most affordable art media […]

Late Post: Fall in Georgia Colors

Last year in 2020 I did manage to take a lot of pictures.  There weren’t as many portrait sessions/hangouts that is pretty much my lifeblood, but all things considered I can’t complain about still having the freedom to even have photo walks.  The images were sparsely posted on FB, but most just ended up on […]

Atlanta – Photo Walk – 01-25-2021

It’s been a cold and cloudy winter down here in Georgia, but that’s pretty normal.  With the lack of events happening I figured now would be a good time to get out there and try to capture some different landmarks and views around Atlanta. I’ve always said it’s good to be a tourist in your […]

Old Steadicam Merlin Clips Revisited – GIFs

I watched the movie “1917” the other day, and it sure was impressive.  The long one takes reminded me of the stuff I tried (horribly) to do back in the early 2010’s.  Hard to believe that was 10 years ago.  At the time, there were no small electronic gimbals that could stabilize a phone.  No, […]

Animated GIF Memories

The other day I converted lots of my random videos into animated gifs.  I wanted a random grid of looping videos on my main portfolio site, but it was definitely slow to load and a bandwidth killer.  It was still a fun half afternoon experiment though, manually cutting and exporting these in Photoshop, the old […]

Sigma SD10 and SD15 “Review” and Photos (in 2021!)

Hello everyone! Around the holidays I added another tool to the fleet, an ancient Sigma SD10! This camera was announced sometime in 2003, and I lucked out because it came with 3 lenses, a flash, battery grip, and a hard case!  Plus the camera looked like it had barely been used!  So here’s what I’ve […]

Nikon 105mm 1.4E on F100 and Portra 160

Film will always have a certain pull on me.  Even though I have tons of digital cameras that will produce instant pictures that I can edit immediately, the texture and process of film is something unique in this era.  One combo I haven’t seen any photographer online use is the Nikon 105mm 1.4E on a […]

Talento Latino Modeling School Unique Fashion Show 2020

Talento Latino Modeling SchoolUnique Fashion Show 2020 – 10th AnniversaryDecember 20, 2020  | La Mansion Event Hall  |  Chamblee, GA Thanks to everyone who posed for pictures! 🙂  These are a few images that caught my eye.  More to come in the following post! Event Photos: Boon Vong

Caffeine and Octane – 09-06-2020

It hasn’t been a normal year, but for this second half, I’m glad that every first Sunday of the month gives us a chance to basically stroll through Gran Turismo in real life. Thanks to Caffeine and Octane, the US’s biggest monthly car show, for giving us something to look forward to! Best part of […]

Used Nikon D100 for $18!

Hi everyone! I bought one of the cameras I dreamed about way back in the day…for only $18!! These days folks make fun of you for having even a 3 year old phone, so it was a nice challenge to use a digital camera from 2002! Here are some of the pictures I got with […]

More Canon EOS RP Portraits

With all the hoopla around the Canon EOS R5 and R6 announcements I thought I’d post some recent random portraits taken with the RP and random lenses.  I’ve figured out how to get more “oomph” out of the raw files to my liking.  It just makes me scratch my head at why Canon made the […]

Sam’s Club 6×8″ Window Photo Book

This came in the other day after a pretty long wait, a Sam’s Club’s 6×8″ Photo Book with a windowed cutout in the cover.  They have two other cover choices but I opted for the the cheapest option at $6.86 just to see the quality.  The first thing you notice is, that’s an awful big […]

Caffeine and Octane – July 5, 2020

Caffeine and OctaneJuly 5, 2020  |  Perimeter Mall  |  Atlanta, GA   First Caffeine and Octane of this summer season because of well, you know… So it was fun to be able to actually go out and take pictures (and afterwards eat good food!)  Stars of the show in my opinion were: the Koenigsegg Regera […]

Sam’s Club Misc Prints

I’m still waiting for my other prints, but here’s what came in the other day: a mousepad, an 8×10″ puzzle and 50 free prints.  (It seems the drawback for Sam’s Club Free Shipping on all photo print items is that I have to wait a very long time.  7-14 business days is a bit frustrating […]

Sam’s Club (Fujifilm) 8×8″ Lay Flat Photo Book Review

Hello everyone, I got these in the other day, 8×8″ Lay Flat Premium Photo Books from Sam’s Club.  These are essentially smaller more portable versions of the 12×12″ books that I order through Costco.  In fact they are printed at the same Fujifilm plant in SC.  It’s just odd that Costco doesn’t offer this size […]

Sam’s Club 4×6″ Lay Flat Mini Photo Book Review

Hello everyone, these came in yesterday, a new product offered by Sam’s club: 4×6″ Lay Flat Mini Photo Books starting at $6.86!  I designed a few so I could get a feel of the interface and of course see how the print quality is.  Here are some of my initial thoughts. Notes: Very nice sturdy […]

Sam’s Club 6×6″ Calendar Review

Hi there everyone I decided to try some of Sam’s Club’s photo print items.  I’m still using Costco for my big books and other photographic prints, but Sam’s Club actually offers a bunch more items in different sizes and options.  So like most things in life, it’s useless to argue one brand over another, if […]

Costco 11.5×14″ Calendar Review

As y’all know from my past posts, I’m a big fan of the 12×12″ Costco photobooks.  Since I’m sitting at home all day everyday in 2020 thus far, I’ve occupied my time organizing my various visual work (i.e. digital photo hoarding) ;).  I thought it would be nice to make some calendars, just to see […]