Nikon Df “Review” and Sample Images

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.  […]

Final Round 20

Annual FGC Tournament in Atlanta, celebrating its 20th year! Thanks to everyone who posed for photos! Event coverage by Boon Vong.

3em Concert: The Remix – Sept 17, 2016

3em Entertainment Concert: The Remix | Sept. 17, 2016 | Hall, Norcross, GA
Featuring: Khac Viet, Nhom The Men, Luong Bich Huu, Hang Bingboong, Luong Viet Quang, James JayEnvy

What’s in my Bag? #2

1) Cartoon Bag 2) Photos of my Artwork 3) Chocolate Milk 35mm Camera 4) Fujifilm Instax/Polaroid of a memory 5) Halloween Cookies 6) iPad 7) Portfolio 8) All-Star Superman by Grant Morrisson and Frank Quitely, hands down the best story about the Last Son of Krypton p.s. You can’t tell, but I’m wearing my “vintage” […]

Pocket Cinema Camera and Resolve / More Random Grades

Notes: More random color grades from recent shoots.  Testing with the blending Nodes, which can act like layers in Photoshop.  So with BMPCC video, it’s possible to make your own soft focus screen effects.  One other thing I’ve been doing is really pushing the hues and saturations of the sky at sunset.  Not realistic, but sure […]

36 Frames

Just my thoughts on life, this year, and film…

Mic Check

So the latest rig I assembled is a D600 mounted to a JuicedLink pre amp, providing phantom power to a Shure SM58A Beta, which in turn feeds a very clean audio signal back to the camera.

D600 and Steadicam Merlin

It took me a few days, but I managed to balance the D600 and 17-55mm combo on another Steadicam Merlin (borrowed from a friend to be used as a test mule).  Anyone who has tried to setup one of these things with any camera will tell you it’s a lesson in trial and error and […]

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 DX on D600 FX

Trying out my “free” lens on the D600. The 17-55mm 2.8 DX is a lens for the smaller sensor cameras, but I thought I would use it without enabling the crop mode.

The Sound of Silence

We all need to print out more of our digital photography work, make things, share them in real life, give tangible products that prove we were here.

ImagingUSA Expo

The ImagingUSA Expo was in our backyard earlier this week in Atlanta.  I went to see the gear of course, and to get some inspiration for new things we could possibly make for photography.  I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I’ve always known that you can’t make an easy living taking pictures, […]

Starlight Six

So I went treasure hunting at the Starlight Six Drive-In flea market, and wouldn’t you know it, my “spidey sense” alerted me to some deals at the very last booth I visited.  I’ve always enjoyed going to flea markets, ever since I was a little kid taking road trips with my dad.  He would find […]

Olympus + Leica

Technical Notes: Olympus E-PL1 and the 80 year old German Leica 50mm f/2 Summar I took off the Russian Zorki 4.  Since the lens lacks any coating whatsoever, the flaring is way over the top when I shoot towards any light source.  It took a lot of post processing in Capture NX 2 to get the […]

Zorki 4

Notes:  Went on another treasure hunt and added this to the mix for a very good price.  The Zorki (spelled in Cyrillic) was Russia’s attempt at making a Leica clone.  This particular model is the Zorki 4, using the M39 Leica Thread Mount lenses.  The Summar 50mm f/2 collapsible lens wasn’t in the best of […]