Hong Kong Association of Atlanta Lunar New Year

Hong Kong Association of Atlanta  |  January 23, 2010  |  Georgia Aquarium A few from last night’s great event, celebrating the Lunar New Year (of the Rat!) with a diverse crowd at the Georgia Aquarium. Event Photography by Boon Vong & Phalatda TaysavangContact for Rates and Info on how we can help with your marketing/event […]

TEA Walk 2019

TEA Walk  |  October 12, 2019  |  Doraville, GA Hosted and Organized by CPACSCenter for Pan Asian Community Services Here’s another event from last year that I finally got around to editing/posting. These were the photos I managed to get before running off to something else! 😉

Dragon Con 2019 – Day 1 Photos

I am finally getting around to editing my Dragon Con photos (5 months later!) 😀 That was it for a fun first day!  Dinner was Naan and Curry!! Day 2 (the Parade) Pictures coming up next!

Canon EOS RP and Nikon 35mm 1.8G DX

Here are the actual images shot with the combo pictured above: Totally unrelated to the above, but here are some examples from figure drawing in Alpharetta the other night (also shot with the 35mm on the RP).  I’m really out of practice, and jumped into drawing without even holding a piece of charcoal for like […]

2019 in Photos

Hello everyone, this is the first time I’ve done this, which is a super long chronological photo blog about the year 2019. I didn’t want to call it “Best of…” because most of the images that I picked weren’t the typical moody/artistic/semi-pretentious modeling portraits! 😉 No, I chose the ones that were a bit off, […]

Gutty Nikon G to Canon EOS RF Adapter Review and Sample Portraits

Just a quick and short post.  I ordered a Gutty Nikon G lens to Canon RF adapter the other day from Amazon.  It’s pretty good for less than $20!  The build quality is very sturdy and feels much more expensive than the low price. In the past ten+ years I’ve used several mechanical D lens […]

Fujifilm (Costco) Metal Prints Review

Happy New Year everyone!  I know calendar switches don’t magically turn our fortunes or sorrows around, but I do wish the best for everyone out there.  Thanks for following along for 10+ years now!  I would like to thank FujiFilm for supplying me two 16×20″ metal prints for review.  It’s a bit hard to write […]

Road Trip – New Orleans

Saturday December 7, 2019 So we got up early on Saturday and drove to New Orleans, which is about 3 hours from Pensacola. On the way off I-10 is this humongous gas station called Buc-Cee’s!  Their little beaver mascot is on everything. My breakfast, Naked Mango juice and chicken salad in a croissant, which was […]

Road Trip – Pensacola

Thursday December 5, 2019 Late Autumn mornings in Georgia are somewhat brisk with pretty, but short sunrises.  This is from my backyard. We left around 8:30am Atlanta time. Both the NCR and CODA buildings are quite nice, I’m sure they’ll film some movies there one day. We made it to Pensacola, FL around 3:30 our […]

Miss Universe Laos Farewell Dinner

December 9, 2019 Lunch @ I Luv Hot Pot | Duluth, GA It was another fun evening down here in Atlanta.  I missed the Miss Universe Pageant this past weekend, but it was very nice to cover this farewell gathering and have bookends to a pretty neat experience for our Lao community.  Big thanks to […]

Welcome to Atlanta Miss Universe Laos

What a fun couple of days!  On behalf of the Lao community here in Atlanta, Georgia and the United States of America, we would like to welcome Miss Universe Laos May Vichitta Phonevilay @vichittapvl @missuniverselaos as she competes in the pageant held right in our beloved ATL!! 😉 Please give them a follow! https://www.instagram.com/missuniverselaos/ https://www.instagram.com/vichittapvl/ https://www.facebook.com/missuniverselao/ […]

Canon EOS RP Follow Up Review

So I’ve had the Canon EOS RP for 9 months now.  I think that’s enough time to give a pretty good opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of this camera.  I’ve found that you really have to “live” with a camera or lens combo for a good long time to figure out what it’s best […]

Fall in Atlanta 2019

It’s been a weird year for Fall color down here in Georgia in 2019.  First the cold snap turned all the leaves brown.  Last year, my yellow Japanese Maple and red Japanese Maple made it into many photos.  This year, they pretty much gave up.  This morning, 11-23-19, Midtown Atlanta was looking pretty nice in […]

Sigma SD14 10 Year Recap/Review

Gosh, it’s been ten years since Seng Merrill loaned me her Sigma SD14 and a couple of lenses.  I’d like to thank her for the faith in a young artist/photographer, and of course thank her late husband Dick Merrill for being one of the architects of the unique Foveon sensor design. I’ve had great fun […]

Hmong New Year Georgia 2019

Didn’t get to experience the full festival since we arrived just before sunset on Saturday, but it was still nice catching up with old friends/co workers.  Thanks to the Hmong Community of Georgia for being hospitable! Hi! My name is Boon. I’m an Atlanta based Artist. I draw, I take pictures! I’ve been covering events […]

Fall in Georgia – Kodak Gold 400

Thanks to Robbie for developing this super old roll of Kodak Gold 400.  Think it was sitting in my F100 for at least 6 years (and might have expired well before then!).  My how time flies.  Below are samples of what I got! These are DSLR scans (D600 and 105mm Micro converted in Capture NX2), […]

Atlanta Photo Walk | #grammeet | 10-27-2019

Hi there everyone!  Apparently there’s this new thing called Instagram. 😉  Thanks to @lawrsonpinson for organizing and hosting.  Thanks to models/bubble tea/dance partners Chalita – @4ever_819 and Rachel – @rachelmarchman for the invite, and also breaking character and having fun photos as usual.  Also thanks to Brittany – @justbeburke, I really liked the images we […]

Huong and Daniel – 10-12-2019 – “They Met at Sweet Hut” :)

Our Lady of Vietnam  | Riverdale, GA26 Thai Kitchen and Bar  |  Atlanta, GA   Congrats and thanks for the invite!  Great couple, unique reception location, and delicious food.  (If only all weddings were this easy going.)  Hope everyone enjoyed my candid photos from the perspective of a guest!! 😉  See you at KFT next […]

Faces of TEA Walk 2019

Faces of TEA Walk 2019 Together Empowering Asian Americanswww.teawalk.org Hosted and Organized by CPACSCenter for Pan Asian Community Services, Doraville, GA This was my 11th(?) year covering or just stopping by the event. I couldn’t stay the whole time, so this year I decided to just capture faces and portraits of my diverse community here […]

Atlanta Asian Film Festival Opening – 10-11-2019

2019 Atlanta Asian Film Festival Opening www.atlaff.org October 11, 2019  |  Technology Park  |  Norcross, GA Thanks to Li Wong and the volunteers for another great opening with tons of Asian Cuisine!! 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 […]

US-PAACC SE 3rd DiA Gala Photos

Diversity in Action  |  Saturday October 5, 2019  |  Georgia Aquarium  |  Atlanta, GA Event Photography by Boon Vong and Thomas Cannon A sampling of photos from Saturday’s great event.  The rest of the images can be found on the US-PAACC SE FB soon. Hi! My name is Boon. I’m an Atlanta based Artist. I […]