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 […]
Random pictures from my location scouting around NE Georgia. This has been a very late fall!
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), […]
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 – @chalitanata 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 […]
Festival de Dia de Muertos 27 de Octubre de 2019Atlanta History Center What a lovely and vibrant culture on display at the Atlanta History Center! Here are the pictures I got before I had to run off to another event. Feel free to download and share. Thanks to all the cute little ones for posing!! […]
CK+KV | Wedding Teasers 🙂 | #vongoflove 10-19-2019 | Washington D.C. <3
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 | 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Lao New Year Wat Buddha Khanti 2019Snellville (Stone Mountain), GA – Backdrop Photos Next post will be my event photos!
Georgia Tech Vietnamese Student Association Annual Charity Dinner 2019Happy 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 below. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Congrats to all the winners and participants in the 2019 Miss Vietnam Georgia Pageant!
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 […]
For some shoots and wanderings this past Autumn season I did remember to bring my ISCO anamorphic lens combo. Still so complicated to use, but the field of view of the resulting images looks really nice on my 21:9 monitor. There’s a lot of skewing that I have to fix manually in post since the […]
I don’t think I’ve posted my thoughts on the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4. I’ve had it for a few years now, and use it for super wide angle shots of interiors of the events/weddings I cover. It has an angle of view similar to the 14-24mm’s of the bigger cameras, but it definitely doesn’t “draw” like […]
The last Imaging USA Expo that I attended was in 2013(!). Technology has really changed since then: 3 axis gimbals hadn’t even hit the market yet, and Sony was still a relatively minor player in the world of still cameras. My how things have changed! I went hoping that Nikon had a booth so I […]
My thoughts on the affordable 12×12 inch lay flat photo books that you can create/order through Costco! Best part is that they are actually printed at Fufjifilm USA!