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 […]
Random pictures from my location scouting around NE Georgia. This has been a very late fall!
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!! […]
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 | 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sabaidee Pii Mai!
Wat Lao Buddha Moongcoon | Lao New Year 4-15-2018 (2561)
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Testing the ISCO 2X Anamorphic on the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Notes: I hope everyone is taking advantage of what might be the best season, Fall. It doesn’t last long here in Georgia, since as I write this, the colder temperatures and wind is tattering what is left of the colorful trees. When I was younger in college I used to drive around after classes just […]
Some portraits from a brief visit on Sunday. Thanks to everyone for posing!
A really hot June Sunday at the Thai Temple in Decatur, with a gathering of 100+ monks for a rare ceremony, the consecration of the ubosot, and the burial of the 9 boundary stones. It was a full weekend, with Thai Classical dancing, alms giving, and free food for all prepared by many volunteers from Buddhist temples ranging from Ohio to Florida. Photos and Event Coverage by Boon Vong.
More examples from random videos clips shot with the PCC, and the resulting 2 MP still photos that can be exported from Da Vinci Resolve.
Notes: Atlanta History Center, Swan House, Oakland Cemetery, Little Five Points Bonus: Fake Korean Video 😉
Mini Review of the BMPCC: a superb video/cinema camera with the power to shoot Cinema DNG raws or simply take frame grabs from the video files–which rival most dedicated DSLR’s.
For right now I really can’t travel to far off exotic places. I’ll just have to find interesting places around town. While I can’t truly cry foul that I don’t have the means to just jump on a plane and go somewhere, it’s still a grand privilege to be able to drive around wasting gas just to take some pictures and think about things.
Note: My website/blog has seen many changes over the years, but this is pretty much the 700th post!