Caffeine and Octane – July 5, 2020

Caffeine and OctaneJuly 5, 2020  |  Perimeter Mall  |  Atlanta, GA   First Caffeine and Octane of this summer season because of well, you know… So it was fun to be able to actually go out and take pictures (and afterwards eat good food!)  Stars of the show in my opinion were: the Koenigsegg Regera […]

Sam’s Club (Fujifilm) 8×8″ Lay Flat Photo Book Review

Hello everyone, I got these in the other day, 8×8″ Lay Flat Premium Photo Books from Sam’s Club.  These are essentially smaller more portable versions of the 12×12″ books that I order through Costco.  In fact they are printed at the same Fujifilm plant in SC.  It’s just odd that Costco doesn’t offer this size […]

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!

Miss Vietnam Georgia 2020

Miss Vietnam Georgia and Lunar New Year  |  January 26, 2020  |  Space Ballroom Norcross, GAVietnamese American Association of Georgia www.vac-ga.orgEvent Photography by Boon Vong (& Friends!) 🙂 Thanks for making it this far! 🙂  I wasn’t there the entire day so I missed two outfits and the fashion show, but these were the good […]

Canon EOS RP and Nikon 35mm 1.8G DX

Here are the actual images shot with the combo pictured above: Totally unrelated to the above, but here are some examples from figure drawing in Alpharetta the other night (also shot with the 35mm on the RP).  I’m really out of practice, and jumped into drawing without even holding a piece of charcoal for like […]

Gutty Nikon G to Canon EOS RF Adapter Review and Sample Portraits

Just a quick and short post.  I ordered a Gutty Nikon G lens to Canon RF adapter the other day from Amazon.  It’s pretty good for less than $20!  The build quality is very sturdy and feels much more expensive than the low price. In the past ten+ years I’ve used several mechanical D lens […]

Fujifilm (Costco) Metal Prints Review

Happy New Year everyone!  I know calendar switches don’t magically turn our fortunes or sorrows around, but I do wish the best for everyone out there.  Thanks for following along for 10+ years now!  I would like to thank FujiFilm for supplying me two 16×20″ metal prints for review.  It’s a bit hard to write […]

Road Trip – New Orleans

Saturday December 7, 2019 So we got up early on Saturday and drove to New Orleans, which is about 3 hours from Pensacola. On the way off I-10 is this humongous gas station called Buc-Cee’s!  Their little beaver mascot is on everything. My breakfast, Naked Mango juice and chicken salad in a croissant, which was […]

Road Trip – Pensacola

Thursday December 5, 2019 Late Autumn mornings in Georgia are somewhat brisk with pretty, but short sunrises.  This is from my backyard. We left around 8:30am Atlanta time. Both the NCR and CODA buildings are quite nice, I’m sure they’ll film some movies there one day. We made it to Pensacola, FL around 3:30 our […]

Canon EOS RP Follow Up Review

So I’ve had the Canon EOS RP for 9 months now.  I think that’s enough time to give a pretty good opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of this camera.  I’ve found that you really have to “live” with a camera or lens combo for a good long time to figure out what it’s best […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anamorphic Autumn Photos

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 […]

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 […]