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 […]

Nikon 10mm f/2.8 1 Series Review and Sample Photos

I was one of the early adopters of the Nikon 1 system way back in 2011 I think?  My first impressions/review is still up and gets hits every now and then.  Nikon discontinued the unpopular system for many reasons, but I still kept using mine, because there’s this malleability about these (if not all) Nikon […]

Duluth, GA – Fall Festival 2019

Duluth Fall Festival | (Always the Last weekend in September!) | September 28, 2019 It has been a long hot summer down here in Georgia, and pretty much everywhere else too it seems.  Let’s hope the cool temperatures predicted for next week finally usher in Autumn, perhaps my most favorite season.  For this Saturday evening […]

iPads as Viable Smart Photo Albums

Behold!  My 3 iPads with 15+ years worth of photos, all automatically organized neatly by day, occasion, and face!  Thanks to Apple’s very powerful built in software.  Last year it was all about getting back to printing books, but this year I moved some of my photo archive from my Macbook to these iPads.  “I” […]

Japan Fest 2019 Photos

Japan Fest 2019 | Gwinnett Forum | Saturday, September 21, 2019 Notes: Konnichi Wa!  Another jam packed weekend at Japan Fest right down the street.  I hadn’t been in several years, but good to see that this cultural festival still brings in guests by the tens of thousands.  A lot of these images are of […]

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival 2019 Photos

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival  |  Saturday September 7, 2019  |  Olympic Venue Clark’s Bridge  |  Gainesville, GA Congrats to our friends, the Mekong Dragons for winning this year’s Atlanta Dragon Boat Race! (And we also placed in the top 10 out of 80 teams! Finally after 14 years of participating!!) Event Coverage from the perspective […]

Dragon Con 2019 – Set 2 – In 3D!

For every year that I get to attend Dragon Con I usually have as my third option in cameras, something bizarre and unique.  (For a few years it was an infrared Sigma Foveon camera)  This year I shot some 3D pictures with my (dusty) Loreo 3D Lens in a Cap on the mirrorless Canon EOS […]

Dragon Con 2019 – Set 1

It was a fun 3 days at Dragon Con this year! Here are some of my random portraits and event photos.  I’ll slowly but surely be adding more posts.  Thanks again to all the great people who posed, or stopped to chat about nerdery and photography. 🙂 I’m sorry I didn’t get everyone’s info.  (Dragon […]

Lao New Year Habersham 2019 – Alto, GA

Wat Lao Sattha Dhamma May 11, 2019     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 […]

Lao New Year Stone Mountain, GA 2019 – Pageant Event Photos

Lao New Year Wat Buddha Khanti 2019 Snellville (Stone Mountain), GA Event Photos by Boon Vong 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 […]

GaTech VSA Annual Charity Dinner 2019

Georgia Tech Vietnamese Student Association Annual Charity Dinner 2019 Happy Valley | Norcross, GA | 04-06-2019 Great job by all the students and volunteers for raising money for schools in Vietnam.  Thanks to Swift Atlanta for sponsoring, giving us a good dinner and vantage point for my photos.  Feel free to share with the links […]

Canon EOS RP Portraits

Here are some portraits with the Canon EOS RP in different situations.  Right now, it’s not an A camera for me.  It’s more of a third option.  For video it’s really nice though.  Again, I don’t have any native RF glass yet, I have to use the older EF lenses via the adapter.  While many […]

Canon EOS RP Sample Photos and Mini Review

Here are my quick thoughts on the new Canon EOS RP.  At the moment I don’t have any native RF lenses, I’m just using my various EF lenses with the free adapter.  Thus far the image quality is pretty much like every other Canon I’ve had or used in the past 10+ years.  I personally […]

LACSGA 2019 Fundraiser

3-02-19 | Blue Moon Event Hall | Duluth, 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 […]

Nikon D50 Film Scanning

One of my next personal photo books will probably be my old portraits shot on film.  I’ve posted before about taking a picture of a negative with a DSLR and a macro lens, but thought I’d revisit it with some more “ancient” tech, a Nikon D50.  This 14+ year old DSLR doesn’t have much value […]