Georgia Appleseed 18th Annual Fundraiser – 2023-04-20

Georgia Appleseed 18th Annual FundraiserRoaring for Justicewww.gaappleseed.org April 20, 2023 | Savanna Hall – Zoo Atlanta Georgia Appleseed is a nonpartisan, nonprofit law center advocating for Georgia’s most vulnerable and underrepresented children, keeping them in school with the supports they need, in healthy homes, and out of the justice system. Event Photography by Boon Vong […]

Khmer New Year – Wat Trairatanaram – 2023-04-16

Khmer New Year Wat Trairatanaram | April 16, 2023 | Atlanta, GA Happy Lao / Thai / Cambodian New Year everyone! Here’s the first stop on Sunday, the amazingly ornate Cambodian temple off Riverdale Rd on the southside of Atlanta.  For some photos I went with a more pastel editing to complement the lovely colors […]

Khmer New Year – Wat Sovannkiri – 2023-04-09

Khmer New YearWat Sovannkiri | Snellville, GA | April 9, 2023 Hello everyone, it was a windy Easter Sunday for the first (of many) T/L/C New Year celebrations for our lovely state of Georgia.  Thanks to everyone for posing and thanks to Wat Sovannkiri for being kind and welcoming to all.  I brought along many […]

J&N – Willow Falls Resort – Blue Ridge, GA

– J & N Wedding –Willow Falls Resort  |  Blue Ridge, GA  |  March 25, 2023 Photos by: Boon VongEk Vong Hi everyone, just wanted to share a few main photos, bts images, and thoughts on the lovely wedding from last Saturday.  I know I usually just post photos one after another, but here are […]

Decatur International Festival on the Square – Photos – 2023-03-18

Decatur International Festival on the SquareSaturday March 18, 2023 | Decatur, GA Happy 200th Birthday to the city of Decatur! Some of my photos from a brisk but lovely sunny day on the square.  In my short stay I captured photos of the Korean Drummers and Dancers, Indian Bharatanatyam Dancers, and Thai Dancers.  Great job […]

Atlanta – 2023-03-17

https://AlwaysWithUs.org | @AsianJusticeRally | https://www.facebook.com/asianjusticemovement Georgia Public Broadcasting | https://www.gpb.org/ Asian American Voices for Education | https://www.aaved.org/ March 17, 2023 | Regal Cinemas Medlock Crossing | Johns Creek, GA RISING AGAINST ASIAN HATE: One Day in March Featuring the Director Titi Yu, Producer Gina Kim, 3/16 Family Members, Community Activists and Elected Officials #AlwaysWithUs: Asian […]

Atlanta – 2023-03-16

https://AlwaysWithUs.org | @AsianJusticeRally https://www.facebook.com/asianjusticemovement Thursday, March 16, 2023 | Atlanta, GA #AlwaysWithUs: Asian Americans Rise Against HateOn the 2nd Anniversary of the March 16th Atlanta mass shootings, we gathered to celebrate our community’s strength and demand change. Press Conference with the Georgia AAPI Legislative Caucus at the Georgia Capitol • Rally & Community Speakers, Leaders […]

Lao / Thai / Cambodian New Year Dates 2023 – Atlanta, GA and SE US

Hello everyone, here’s a working list of some of the Lao / Thai / Khmer New Year Festival events this season (in the SE US at least). As of this posting, the dates are correct to the best of my knowledge, but always do your own checking of the various social media sites to see […]

Chin National Day 2023 and Miss CND – Atlanta

75th Chin National Day February 18, 2023 | Gujarati Samaj | Tucker, GA Thanks again for the invite to CND! All Photos by Boon Vong, feel free share the post on your own accounts but with proper credit.  Anyone needing photos in the future LMK!   It was so nice seeing the traditional garb from […]

Kodak Ultramax 400 + Nikon F100

Here are some photos from a fresh roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 on the Nikon F100 and various lenses.  About this time last year the 3 pack of Kodak could be found at Walgreens for about $18.99 down here in metro Atlanta.  Then it got jacked up to almost $28 just a few weeks later […]

Nikon 105mm 1.4E on F100 and Fuji Superia 400

Before the hurricane and tropical depression rolled in we were on our way to a nice colorful fall down here in Georgia.  But as usual, the wind and rain knocked down so much of the foliage around me.  I did manage to squeeze in some film shots alongside the normal digitals.  It’s still fun to […]

ATL Nritya Academy 2022 Showcase

ATL Nritya Academy 2022 Showcase November 20, 2022  |  Cumming, GA https://www.atlantanrityaacademy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaNrityaAcademy/ www.b-vong.com  |  @boonvongphotos Thanks for having me!  What a great showing of energetic and graceful dances! Everyone did an amazing job!

Nikon F100 + 105mm 1.4E + Expired Kodak Gold 200

Thanks to Thomas for some rolls of expired film!  My guess is the film might have been at least ten years old, but I’m glad it still registered an image.  Here are some examples of the first expired roll on an F100 and 105mm 1.4E.  Out of 24 exposures I think I got about 16 […]

ADC Atlanta 2nd Banquet

ADC Atlanta 2nd Banquet ADC is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage. ADC supports the human and civil rights of all people and opposes racism and bigotry in any form. Alif Institute  |  Doraville, GA  |  November 13, 2022 www.adc.org  |  […]

Canon EOS RP + EF 85mm 1.2L II

Hello everyone, just thought I’d post a few random photos from the last couple of years taken with the Canon RP and EF 85mm f/1.2L.  This is the mark II version of the lens and it focuses quite well with the EOS to R Canon adapter.  This lens was pretty sluggish on older DSLRs and […]

Dia De Muertos Oakland Cemetery – Set 2 – Sigma Infrared and Color Photos

So here are my “bonus” photos, a few shots with my Sigma SD14 and SD15.  The SD14 was in infrared mode and the SD15 was normal color with a really cheap 70-300mm.  It was definitely a challenge shooting these slow cameras/lenses alongside the normal easy Canon setup I had on Sunday.  Again, I like ALL […]

Dia De Muertos Oakland Cemetery

Dia De MuertosOakland Cemetery | Atlanta, GA | November 6, 2022 The Day of the Dead festival was presented by Historic Oakland Foundation, Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, the Institute of Mexican Culture, Atlanta History Center, and the Office of the Government of Guanajuato in Georgia www.oaklandcemetery.com Main Stage: Oaxacan Folk Dancers “Euzkal”Catrinas & […]

Fall in Buford, GA – 2022-11-01

The rain knocked down a lot of the leaves, but it’s still very pretty out there.  With magical early morning light like this almost any camera would have worked, but I used my favorite Fall color camera the Nikon D50 and also a J1 and C Mount lens.  I also shot film, Fuji Superia 400 […]

Fall Photos in Georgia (Gwinnett) – Sigma SD10 – 2022-11-01

The Sigma SD10 is interesting in that the colors it produces is most like a normal DSLR from any of the other brands of the day (Pentax, Minolta, Nikon).  The back LCD preview screen is “wrong” but it has an interesting reddish and violet color shift that is much more saturated than the resulting raw […]

Festival del Dia De Los Muertos – Lawrenceville – 2022-10-29

Festival del Dia De Los Muertos Lawrenceville Arts Center  |  Aurora Theatre  |  Lawrenceville, GA  |  October 29, 2022 lvilleartscenter.com Featuring: Mariachi Jaliciense Danza Azteca Acitlalmitchli Alma Mexicana Danza Folklorica Nathalia Music and more! Thanks to Lawrenceville for having this neat Dia de los Muertos festival! So glad we didn’t have to drive far since […]

Fall in Georgia (Gwinnett) – 2022-10-29

It’s like nature flipped a switch this past weekend! Just a few pictures from a gloomy morning walk before events on this October Saturday.  Cloudy, sky-less days are actually very good for fall photography I’ve found.

Amazon Leather Camera Strap Reviews

Since it’s the Autumn season down here in Georgia I thought I’d change up the look on my small cameras, just by giving them a new fancy leather camera strap!  I went on an ordering spree last week and here are some of the affordable options from Amazon.  The most expensive strap was $25 and […]

Romanian Festival at Roman Orthodox Church Lilburn

Biserica Ortodoxa Romana Sfintii Imparati Constantin si Elena Romanian Orthodox Church “Saints Constantine & Helen”October 22, 2022  |  Lilburn, GA scechurch.org I went to the Romanian Festival at the church in Lilburn on an amazing autumn Saturday! Very welcoming people and the Rosa Atlanta Bulgarian dancers were really great and colorful. Had the delicious Romanian […]