Kodak Ultramax 400 + Nikon F100

Here are some photos from a fresh roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 on the Nikon F100 and various lenses.  About this time last year the 3 pack of Kodak could be found at Walgreens for about $18.99 down here in metro Atlanta.  Then it got jacked up to almost $28 just a few weeks later […]

Nikon 105mm 1.4E on F100 and Fuji Superia 400

Before the hurricane and tropical depression rolled in we were on our way to a nice colorful fall down here in Georgia.  But as usual, the wind and rain knocked down so much of the foliage around me.  I did manage to squeeze in some film shots alongside the normal digitals.  It’s still fun to […]

Fall in Buford, GA – 2022-11-01

The rain knocked down a lot of the leaves, but it’s still very pretty out there.  With magical early morning light like this almost any camera would have worked, but I used my favorite Fall color camera the Nikon D50 and also a J1 and C Mount lens.  I also shot film, Fuji Superia 400 […]

Fall in Georgia (Gwinnett) – 2022-10-29

It’s like nature flipped a switch this past weekend! Just a few pictures from a gloomy morning walk before events on this October Saturday.  Cloudy, sky-less days are actually very good for fall photography I’ve found.

Fall – Dillard GA to Cashiers NC – 2022-10-16

A few images from before and after the photo shoot (previous post).  Just driving around some of the backroads in Georgia and the main road from Highlands NC into Cashiers.  Very nice and still some time before the whole mountainsides become yellow and orange.  It got crazy cold down here in metro Atlanta this week […]

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, […]

Fall in Highlands N.C. – 2022-10-08

Took a drive to Highlands North Carolina to take some portraits. It’s still green and uninspiring down here in Georgia, but as soon as I made the turn up into NC the leaves were almost peak!  You can never predict the leaf season around Atlanta, but this year it’s a lot earlier. Anyways, here are […]

2022 USPAACC-SE Dia Gala Event Photos

Share 2022 USPAACC-SE Dia GalaThe Ballroom at 12 Midtown Atlantic StationSeptember 23, 2022 | Atlanta, GA Event Coverage by Boon Vong. Backdrop Photos by Phalatda Taysavang.(A selection of photos, please follow USPAACC-SE’s social media for the rest of the images!) Share

Binders Artist Talk – Ross Rossini – 2022-08-18

Binders Art Supplies and Frames | Buckhead | Atlanta, GA www.bindersart.com | www.rossinfineart.com So glad I attended the Ross Rossin artist talk at Binders (Peachtree Road) last night.  Lots of great wisdom and life tips from a modern day master. I definitely need to get back into drawing as I’m super rusty! 😭 It was […]

Young Atlanta Fashion Show – High Museum of Art

Young Atlanta Fashion ShowHigh Museum of Art | Atlanta, GA | August 6, 2022 It was nice meeting everyone at the fashion show! Thanks to every fashionable person for posing for photos. 🙂 Great turnout, even with the crazy summer time rain that didn’t let up until after midnight.  Feel free to use my photos […]

Fujifilm Superia 400 – Portraits and Stuff – Rolls 3+4

So here’s some of what I shot earlier this year on 2 more rolls of Fujifilm Superia 400.  Unlike the two rolls that went into the point and shoot Olympus Stylus I thought I would put the film behind some nice primes.  For one roll I used the Canon EOS 750 and 24mm 1.4 and […]

Random Camera Haul (Thru June 2022)

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and avoiding the terrible heatwave!  Just wanted to share some of the camera gear that I’ve gotten since earlier this year.  Part of the fun of photography is wondering about another camera or lens’ special ability–since they all have one! Some of this gear was free, and others cost […]

Canon v Fujifilm v Sigma v Nikon

Thanks to Tram for wanting photos the other week! It’s so nice to have a photogenic model that is also super at doing hair and makeup! 😉 This was also a good opportunity to test some of the gear collecting dust on the shelf before I settled on one for the whole shoot. The grid […]

Momocon 2022 Sunday

I didn’t get to stay long but big thanks to all the friendly cosplayers that posed for pictures on Sunday morning!  IRL stuff is much better than the online world! 😉 Again, feel free to use my photos in your social media feeds or for whatever! It’s okay! Anyone that would like to shoot again […]

Momocon 2022 Photos and a walk around Atlanta

This past Memorial Day weekend was full of events down here in Atlanta.  Almost too much and the traffic proved it.  Here’s a few of the things one could have attended on Saturday alone: Jazz Fest at Piedmont Park, Momocon, an Atlanta United game, Caribbean Festival in Central Park, a Vegan food festival, an R&B […]

Friday Adventure – 2022-05-27

It was a fun day with my little/not so little anymore baby bear!  No real plan today, just left the house with an “old” Pentax K10D, an “ancient” Nikon D100 and a Sony A7.  Here’s what we did and shot on a day with really nice weather. The morning started off with an impromptu P.E. […]

Lao New Year 2022 – Pageant Reunion – Alto, GA

Wat Lao Buddha Sattha Dhamma Sunday May 22, 2022 | Alto, GA It was a short stay on Sunday, but very cool idea on having a pageant winner reunion! Gear Used: Canon EOS RP and Nikon 105mm 1.4E (all manual focus!), Fuji X100, and Olympus E-M1, rolling with odd gear on this very hot and […]

APAC Gala 2022

37th Annual APAC Unity Gala Asian Pacific American Council of Georgia www.apacga.org APAC of GA is the consortium of 15 countries coming together to help promote the Asian Culture in Georgia. Saturday May 21, 2022 | Hilton Peachtree Corners Here are my photos from my perspective as a “guest!” 🙂 Thanks of course to everyone […]

Hanging Out – 2022-05-14

When the Apple Photos app makes curated memories from the camera roll, it likes to title most things of mine, “Hanging Out.” Which is great because that’s definitely tops on my list of fun things to do.  Here’s what we ended up doing after the multicultural festival at the mall, come take a drive with […]

Canon EF Lens on a Nikon DSLR

So I got to try out my cousin’s Canon EF to Nikon F Ai adapter.  (Yes such a thing exists on Amazon) A little bit of history, before the advent of digital mirrorless cameras, it was impossible to put a Canon EF lens on a Nikon F mount camera due to the Nikon’s longer flange […]

Fujifilm S5 Pro – Sample Photos

So I added another “old” camera to the lineup this past month, a Fujifilm S5 Pro!  I’d always wanted this camera since about 2006 or 2007 but I had a Nikon D200 at the time so this camera was always on the get it later when it’s cheap wish list.  Now that time has made […]

Wat Khmer New Year 2022 – Cambodian Buddhist Society Inc

Wat Khmer New YearCambodian Buddhist Society Inc6533 Rock Springs RdStonecrest, GA 30038 Sunday April 17, 2022 It turned out to be a lovely day at the Cambodian temple in Lithonia/Stonecrest.  Great running into the Mey family and also going on a mini adventure to Arabia Mountain for quick family photos.  Arabia is only about 10 […]

Arabia Mountain and Other Spots – 2022-03-27

This is what it looks like this year on Arabia Mountain and other random spots around town.  Banh Mi on that flowering oasis spot seems to be a tradition, I hadn’t done that since ages ago with Christine. 🙂  Thanks to Byung and Claudia for taking my picture!  The flowers and desert plants truly are […]

Monday Funday – 2022-03-21

Today was a quick fun shoot with the blooming peach tree and a surprise trip to the carnival! Hard to believe I’ve known this superstar since she was a “baby potato!” Cotton Candy and Del Taco for dinner?! Truly the life of a star. 🙂  

First Day of Spring – 2022-03-20

Just some fun photos from the first “official” day of Spring down here in Georgia. Thanks to Chalita (@chalitanata) for always coming along for food+fun+thrifting.  I don’t think it can be stressed enough that one can see so many different multicultural communities here in metro Atlanta.  In a half day one can get great Thai […]

Springtime in Atlanta

Big thanks to Jenny and Vivian for coming out for a quick photoshoot on Saturday!  It wasn’t as hot and humid as it was on Thursday and the sunlight was diffused behind a bunch of clouds.  I wanted to use the Lunar New Year lanterns at Atlantic Station before they were taken down at the […]