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 […]

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 […]

Diwali Celebration at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Diwali Celebration at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir October 24, 2022  |  Lilburn, GA Here are some photos from the very impressive Diwali celebration last night. So amazing how this (and many other unique places) is all in our backyard of metro Atlanta. I didn’t use any of my big work cameras (since they don’t allow […]

Diwali Celebration @ Sharon Forks Library Fulton County

Diwali CelebrationSharon Forks Library  |  October 23, 2022 https://www.forsythpl.org/sharon-forks-library The Sharon Forks Library in Fulton County had a fun Diwali celebration! Great performances by all the dancers, and free samosas! Feel free to use the photos however you want!

GAPABA WLN 4th Annual Signature Dinner

Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association GAPABA Women’s Leadership Network 4th Annual Signature Dinner A View from the Top: Perspectives from Female Leaders in Law www.gapaba.org October 19, 2022  |  5Church Midtown  |  Atlanta, GA

Fall – Dillard GA to Cashiers NC – 2022-10-16

A few images from before and after the photo shoot (previous post).  Just driving around some of the backroads in Georgia and the main road from Highlands NC into Cashiers.  Very nice and still some time before the whole mountainsides become yellow and orange.  It got crazy cold down here in metro Atlanta this week […]

Birthdays at Julep Farms, Dillard GA – 2022-10-16

It was a lovely day for a “surprise” lunch photo shoot for these amazing ladies! Thanks for letting this guy come along on the last leg of y’all’s birthday weekend getaway up in the mountains. Lunch was at very picturesque Julep Farms and Kitchen up in Dillard, GA.  It’s a bit south of the border […]

Atlanta Arab Festival – 2022-10-09

15th Atlanta Arab Festival Alif Institute | October 9, 2022 | Doraville, GA Only got to attend for a few hours but this was a really fun and colorful event! I’ll definitely have to stay a lot longer next time.  Thanks to everyone for posing for photos!

GGDA SIEGE Photos – 2022-10-09

Georgia Game Developers Associationwww.ggda.org Slowly catching up on my event photos. This was actually my second event of the day. I stopped by after visiting the Arab Festival which was not too far away.  Thanks to GGDA for the invite and pizza and drinks! It was very nice seeing all the local games and developers.  […]

Olivia – Fall Portraits – 2022-10-08

Thanks to Olivia, Nadia and Mena for the great collaborative senior photo shoot! It was really fun exploring and shooting in a totally new (to me) area.  Crazy how two hours north of Atlanta can have such different color this early in October.  Great job team!  Here are a few photo highlights of our day, […]

Fall in Highlands N.C. – 2022-10-08

Took a drive to Highlands North Carolina to take some portraits. It’s still green and uninspiring down here in Georgia, but as soon as I made the turn up into NC the leaves were almost peak!  You can never predict the leaf season around Atlanta, but this year it’s a lot earlier. Anyways, here are […]

AAPI Community Rally with Stacey Abrams & Rep Bee Nguyen

AAPI Community Rally with Stacey Abrams, Rep Bee Nguyen and Special Guests October 7, 2022  |  Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta Center  |  Norcross, GA Photos by Me! I came for the free bubble tea! 😉 And I got to use my 360 degree Ricoh Theta camera!  Now folks can see the whole room […]

2022 USPAACC-SE Dia Gala Event Photos

Share 2022 USPAACC-SE Dia GalaThe Ballroom at 12 Midtown Atlantic StationSeptember 23, 2022 | Atlanta, GA Event Coverage by Boon Vong. Backdrop Photos by Phalatda Taysavang.(A selection of photos, please follow USPAACC-SE’s social media for the rest of the images!) Share

2022 Dunwoody Latino Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 18, 2022 | Dunwoody Cultural Arts Center Featuring: Tabula Rasa School Dancers, Maculele-Capoeira Academy Decatur, Corners Outreach Music Academy, EIM Dance, Dunwoody Idol Winner Maria Deirisarri, Ballet Folklorico by Alma Mexicana, Aklla Sumaq Dance by the Peruvian Cultural Association, La Candela Flamenco, Veronica Gleason Emcee Wendy Corona Event Photography by Boon Vong Thanks to […]

2022 GAPABA Gala Event Photos

8th GAPABA Gala  |  September 15, 2022  |  Oceans Ballroom Georgia Aquarium  |  Atlanta, GA A selection of event photos by Boon Vong and Phalatda Taysavang (The rest will be on the Georgia Asian Pacific Islander Bar Association’s social media, please give them a follow and support the good work they do in the Atlanta […]

2022 Atlanta Korean Festival Photos

2022 Atlanta Korean FestivalSeptember 10, 2022 | Norcross, GAThe Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta 애틀랜타 한인회 Event Photography by Boon Vong | @boonvongphotos I had a great time at the Atlanta Korean Festival on Saturday!  Luckily there wasn’t a huge rainstorm to ruin the outside stuff.  Such a fun time at this Dance Party+Food […]