Spring in Georgia 2020

Well, with all that’s going on in the world right now, at least it’s looking really pretty out there… 🙃  

Dragon Con 2019 – Day 1 Photos

I am finally getting around to editing my Dragon Con photos (5 months later!) 😀 That was it for a fun first day!  Dinner was Naan and Curry!! Day 2 (the Parade) Pictures coming up next!

Miss Universe Laos Farewell Dinner

December 9, 2019 Lunch @ I Luv Hot Pot | Duluth, GA It was another fun evening down here in Atlanta.  I missed the Miss Universe Pageant this past weekend, but it was very nice to cover this farewell gathering and have bookends to a pretty neat experience for our Lao community.  Big thanks to […]

Welcome to Atlanta Miss Universe Laos

What a fun couple of days!  On behalf of the Lao community here in Atlanta, Georgia and the United States of America, we would like to welcome Miss Universe Laos May Vichitta Phonevilay @vichittapvl @missuniverselaos as she competes in the pageant held right in our beloved ATL!! 😉 Please give them a follow! https://www.instagram.com/missuniverselaos/ https://www.instagram.com/vichittapvl/ https://www.facebook.com/missuniverselao/ […]

Fall in Atlanta 2019

It’s been a weird year for Fall color down here in Georgia in 2019.  First the cold snap turned all the leaves brown.  Last year, my yellow Japanese Maple and red Japanese Maple made it into many photos.  This year, they pretty much gave up.  This morning, 11-23-19, Midtown Atlanta was looking pretty nice in […]

Sigma SD14 10 Year Recap/Review

Gosh, it’s been ten years since Seng Merrill loaned me her Sigma SD14 and a couple of lenses.  I’d like to thank her for the faith in a young artist/photographer, and of course thank her late husband Dick Merrill for being one of the architects of the unique Foveon sensor design. I’ve had great fun […]

Atlanta Photo Walk | #grammeet | 10-27-2019

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 – @4ever_819 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 […]

Huong and Daniel – 10-12-2019 – “They Met at Sweet Hut” :)

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

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 […]

Atlanta Asian Film Festival Opening – 10-11-2019

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 […]

US-PAACC SE 3rd DiA Gala Photos

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 […]

Japan Fest 2019 Photos

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 […]

Dragon Con 2019 – Set 2 – In 3D!

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 […]

Dragon Con 2019 – Set 1

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 […]

GaTech VSA Annual Charity Dinner 2019

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.  […]

Canon EOS RP Sample Photos and Mini Review

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 […]

Imaging USA Expo 2019 Atlanta and Canon EOS R Sample Raws

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 […]

Talento Latino Modeling School Unique Fashion Show 2018

Talento Latino Modeling School Unique Fashion Show 2018 October 21, 2018  | La Mansion Event Hall  |  Chamblee, GA Thanks to everyone who posed for pretty pictures! 🙂 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 […]

Dragon Con Parade 2018 Photos

Atlanta, GA | September 1, 2018 | Another fun year at one of Atlanta’s best traditions–the Annual Dragon Con Parade! Where you can celebrate all sorts of fandom!

GAPABA 5th Annual Gala

Event Photography for the Georgia Asian Pacific Islander Bar Association 5th Annual Gala at the Georgia Aquarium

“Old” Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera still a good tool in 2018?

Yes, I think so!  The first BMPCC is a camera I use for BTS shots due to the no record limit and ease of grading the Pro Res.  The new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K was announced on 4-9-2018 with an anticipated ship date of this September (let’s hope!) but I still like the […]