Peppermint Flowering Peach Tree Might be my Favorite

The peppermint flowering peach tree might be the most visually striking in my opinion.  It’s crazy to see the blossoms coming right out of a sapling not even two feet high.  The color palette matches my good old foldable bike too.  We’ll see if the film photos I also shot on my Olympus Stylus turn […]

Cherry Blossoms in Bloom – 2024-03-10

Cherry blossoms (both the pure white and pink ones) are pretty much in full bloom right now in Georgia.  Which bodes well for the festival down in Macon if you’re heading down there.  If I recall it’s always been tough in recent years for the parade and festivities to perfectly line up with mother nature.  […]

Spring in Georgia + GFX

Model: Amanda  |  Gear: GFX and Nikon 50mm 1.8 Ai-S The dynamic range and tones available in the GFX raw files are something else.  Really a lot of latitude to pull back highlights in skies.

Okame Cherry Tree Portraits + Hangout

Model: Chau | Gear: Sony + Canon Lens / Canon + Nikon Lens (yes both setups manual focus on purpose) These okame cherry trees are the first to bloom in Georgia.  Sometimes as early as the first week in February, when it’s still pretty cold.  There used to be a more purple one on the […]

What’s Blooming in Georgia? – 2024-03-04

Here’s what’s blooming in early springtime in Georgia (Gwinnett!) right now.  What’s typical weather wise is just yesterday it got really hot when I was admiring the flowering peach trees (the almond tree was well past peak).  Now the cold rain today and tomorrow will probably knock down many blossoms.  The other fruit trees have […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S and Nikon 50mm 1.8 Ai-S

Hello everyone I added a new tool to the fleet the other day, a medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S.  For some the sensor size would be more aptly described as a Full Frame+, but this digital photography thing has been changing the status quo for quite some now.  I remember back in the day about […]

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 […]

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, […]

Photo Hangout – 01-29-2022

Thanks to Vivian, Mina, Vinie, and Sean for coming over to hang out and take pictures! And of course thanks to everyone for braving the cold for the short outside portion.  It was a crazy 32 degrees on Saturday, but felt much colder. Shoots like this that have no specific goal in mind, I usually […]

Atlantic Station Lion Dance – 01-27-2022

Went to Atlantic Station last night to see another Lion Dance ushering in the lunar new year. Pretty good turnout for a cold evening. The lanterns looked very nice during blue hour. I rolled with an 85mm 1.2 on the RP and Canon 24mm 1.4 on the Sony. It seems like I’m running into folks […]

Nikon 105mm 1.4E on F100 and Portra 160

Film will always have a certain pull on me.  Even though I have tons of digital cameras that will produce instant pictures that I can edit immediately, the texture and process of film is something unique in this era.  One combo I haven’t seen any photographer online use is the Nikon 105mm 1.4E on a […]

Talento Latino Modeling School Unique Fashion Show 2020

Talento Latino Modeling SchoolUnique Fashion Show 2020 – 10th AnniversaryDecember 20, 2020  | La Mansion Event Hall  |  Chamblee, GA Thanks to everyone who posed for pictures! 🙂  These are a few images that caught my eye. Event Photos: Boon Vong

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… 🙃  

Canon EOS RP and Nikon 105mm 1.4E

One way I get through our wacky Georgia winters is that I mess around with my various oddball camera and lens combos.  The Nikon 105mm 1.4E is my main portrait lens that lives on my Nikon bodies, but for this quick Sunday hangout, I thought it would be fun to see what it can do […]

Snow in Georgia 2020

The weather here in Georgia can be so weird.  After 70 degree days, rain, and floods, we had a short but amazing snowfall on the morning of Sat February 8, 2020! Luckily none of it turned to ice on the roads and we got a nice backdrop for yet another spontaneous photo/food adventure!

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 – @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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canon EOS RP Portraits

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nikon 105mm 1.4E Review

Nikon 105mm 1.4E Review So I finally added the Nikon 105mm 1.4 to my portrait kit.  I’d been using the Nikon 85mm 1.4D and 105mm 2.8 Micro VR for years now, but decided that this modern lens (introduced in summer 2016) is another magical lens in the Nikkor lineup.  After a few test shoots with […]

Springtime on Arabia Mountain

Lovely day for a walk and picnic on Arabia Mountain.  This time of year the diamorpha smallii are in bloom.  These tough and fleshy plants with the red leaves grow in the shallow sandy soil.  In order to sound smart, I copied that from the information sign that you pass on the way up the […]

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.  […]

Anamorphic Atlanta in the Autumn :)

Some examples of the still photography I’ve been doing around town with my Nikon and ISCO Anamorphic lens combo. I’ve always loved the 2.39:1 aspect ratio of my favorite movies.

Anamorphic: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2017

A quick stop at AWA 2017 with my anamorphic lens produced some wide screen cosplay portraits! Thanks to all the nice people that took the time to pose and chat with us!