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 […]
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 […]
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 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. More to come in the following post! Event Photos: Boon Vong
Well, with all that’s going on in the world right now, at least it’s looking really pretty out there… 🙃
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 […]
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!
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!! […]
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 | 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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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!
My first testings with the ISCO 2x Anamorphic Ultra Star projection lens, used for wide screen cinematic portraits!
Featuring: Cao Thai Son, Nhu Y, Huong Tram, Bui Anh Tuan, Thuy Ni, The Tuong, Trung Cang Band
Photos by: Boon V. and Phalatda T.
September 20, 2014 | Gwinnett Civic Center
Ribbon Cutting and Opening Performances from the Holiday Lantern Festival happening all month in Turner Field Parking Lot. Featuring: The Video Blankets, SolStar, Avery Dixon, Clark King, and Keri Hilson
Revisiting one of the many 50mm lenses I used to own.
Mounting an 85mm on the J1 with simple mechanical adapters. It works! 🙂