Location Scouting: Kent Rock Manor

Notes: Thanks to Kent Rock Manor for allowing me to photograph their lovely property.  Great place for everything from weddings to cinema.    

Location Scouting: Water Museum

Notes: Used the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center on many occasions, but always good to revisit with a different angle.  One of my goals is to record places for future reference, either for model shoots, or spots that might have cinematic or storytelling appeal.  Plus it gives me a chance to do purely composition based […]

Vidicon

Notes: Found this Ampex Vidicon 25mm f/1.4 on another treasure hunt.  The other 25mm I have focuses, but you can’t change the aperture.  This one, you can change the aperture, but the focusing seems to have been set to infinity by the factory.  A workaround is to “focus” by not threading it all the way […]

Miss Fil-Am 2011

Miss Georgia 2010 Christina McCauley 🙂 Cheesecake and Raspberry ★★★★☆

Location Scouting: Cotton Mill

“Rosanna Roll” Avocado, Sriracha Sauce, Rice, Seaweed: ★★★★★ Tofu House: That fish cake tofu delicious thing: ★★★★★

Ana in 3D

Notes: To get the 3D effect you have to use a Pokescope, or probably any other stereoscopic viewer.  The Loreo lens is limited to f/11 or f/22, okay for outside shooting, but then I realized you can still shoot off camera speedlights with it.  Brilliant!  The plastic lens also creates lens flares that remind me […]

In Stereo

Notes:  I’m done with regular old still photos and moved on to the next level ;).  Playing around with the Loreo 3D Lens in a cap which is a stereoscopic image creator.  Combined with the Pokescope, it sure does look neat, with a convincing 3D effect.  This old world technology combined with the digital photography […]

Location Scouting: Railway Museum

Indian Food: Vegetables and Tamarind Sauce, Nan, and Curry: ★★★★☆ Notes: Second trip to the Southeastern Railway Museum.  They love photographers or visitors in general so highly recommended for anyone interested in colors, urban decay, and a trip through time.  Why modern day life isn’t as colorful I don’t know.  Great place for both Lookbook […]

Road Trip: NE Georgia

Bell’s Hamburgers: Georgia Fried Chicken with Fried Okra and Rice and Gravy: ★★★★☆ Hot Boiled Peanuts: ★★★★★ 🙂

Team Square / Triangle

A post about using Alternative / Vintage / Orphaned lenses on the Micro 4/3 system via adapters. Featured: Canon TV Lens, Canon FL Mount, and C Mount Lens.

Sacred Heart

Notes: Helped out a friend on a pre wedding test shoot at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta.  Place was massive and definitely a visual and architectural delight.  In going through images to post, I normally cull the ones that fit the theme that I was trying to go for.  For this one, the natural […]

Mr. Tea

Chicken with some spicy sauce sitting on bean sprouts, with a fried egg and mixed vegetables: ★★★☆☆

Sithiphone

Notes: Quick shoot a day or so before he had to go back to Laos.  Thanks to KP for letting us borrow his very nice (and $$) PRS guitar for the shoot. 😎 The same brand of guitar that Carlos Santana and other famous musicians use (or get for free).  Makes me think about how […]

Random Thursday

Notes: I don’t think I go out and take pictures, I more hang out, think of things to do other than being responsible, and the photos just naturally come out of it.  A friend in college once told me he never got any of his work done because, “I was too fun to be around.”  […]

Lao New Year 2011 – Broussard / New Iberia, Louisiana

Notes:  I never went to photojournalism school to learn my photography.  So in that way, I don’t have the code in which most of those types of shooters live by, the presenting of images unedited, without personal bias.  I don’t know if I could live by that photojournalistic prime directive.  I guess you could say […]

New Orleans: Food and Feauxteaux

New Orleans, Easter Weekend.  When I do get to travel, I take photos, I eat, and here I am writing about it.  🙂 I’ve been to New Orleans, probably over 20 times now.  We arrived in time for the sunset and the glow of the city. Crescent Pie and Sausage Company Eggplant with crawfish sitting […]

Photos: Cambodian New Year

Khmer New Year | Cambodian Buddhist Society | Lithonia, GA Hi! My name is Boon.  I’m an Atlanta based Artist.  I draw.  I take pictures.  I write. 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 […]

Samurai Showdown

Notes: Can’t recall ever using IR on the waterfalls so I thought I would give it a shot, mixed in with some fake Samurai Showdown action.  Kids, don’t try this at home, the rocks are slippery, and boy was it cold in that water.  The wide angle forced perspective also makes the falls look tiny, […]

Waterfalls

Notes: Pix from a day trip to my usual waterfall spots in N.E. Georgia–my old stomping grounds. Intermixed with the trailers and  chicken coops are some really great spots, seemingly more so than here in Suburbia, ATL.  Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 on the Canon, a combo I’ve been shooting with for the last few adventures.  Still […]

Minjee

Model: Minjee MUA/Stylist: Nhi Notes:  I wonder if all the girls out there realize that most guys (including myself) prefer it when you ladies are just normal, without much makeup.  We like you in t-shirts and jeans, scars and all…  Granted, the first images are beauty shots for a specific portfolio purpose, but if it […]

Haiku

Notes:  Wanted to use the field again, and this is what we did before the wedding gig…maybe people will take my artwork and photos more seriously now…probably not… 🙂

Nikki

Notes: Fridays seem to be good for color.  Not too much gear for this one, the 24-105mm f/4 (which is not a bad lens when given enough light) and the Auto Sears 55mm f/1.4.  That and some walking around and exploring to get to the spots.  Actually shot a good amount of video on this […]

Pauline

Model: Pauline MUA / Hair: Nhi Notes: I tend to shoot with a different style or theme than the last one.  Just a way to keep from getting bored, and also use the gear that was just sitting on the shelf.  People only see the end results, and not the general flow of the evening, […]

Màu Hồng

Notes:  There’s this tree on the side of the road I frequently drive on, and it sure is pretty every single spring.  Lots of gear for this spur of the moment shoot (for me at least), Nikon+Canon, Sigma IR, and different techniques as well, Nikon wireless CLS, radio triggered strobe, and the heat reflector you […]