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 – @4ever_819 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 […]
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!
Atlanta, GA | September 1, 2018 | Another fun year at one of Atlanta’s best traditions–the Annual Dragon Con Parade! Where you can celebrate all sorts of fandom!
Event Coverage of the 2018 Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival, held annually after Labor Day in Gainesville, GA. Please join us next year!
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 portraits from a brief visit on Sunday. Thanks to everyone for posing!
Trying out my “free” lens on the D600. The 17-55mm 2.8 DX is a lens for the smaller sensor cameras, but I thought I would use it without enabling the crop mode.
Just my thoughts and opinions on the newest camera to the fleet, Nikon’s Full Frame FX format D600.
I often wonder if all of my Lao New Year photos are actually doing more harm than good. Because I don’t necessarily post images of what truly happens, when outsiders go to the temple/community center/fairgrounds, they might be in for a shock. There are many things in the Lao community that I don’t agree with, […]
Mounting an 85mm on the J1 with simple mechanical adapters. It works! 🙂
Nikon J1 and Cosmicar 25mm f/1.8 Television Lens for some unique color results.
Random photo hangout with the Nikon 1 J1. Comparisons with other cameras with different sensor sizes.
Fun Shootout in Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery, a place more like a flower and sculpture garden.
First thoughts and pictures from the new Nikon mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the J1.
Notes: Latest addition to the fleet (although about 10 years late to the party!), the Nikon F100. Will shoot black and white film for the upcoming gigs this month.
Notes: New weapons unlocked in the Team Neekon arsenal! 🙂 From what I’ve read the Nikon L35 AF pictured above has a solid 35mm f/2.8 lens, attached to a Giugiaro designed body. Back in the halcyon days of 1983, there’s no way our family could have afforded a point and shoot like this. On the total opposite end of the spectrum […]
Model: Cammy MUA / Hair: Nhi
Notes: In drawing class, if the model can’t make it, students are usually given an assignment to just draw each other. Same thing in photography. But that’s not really what our fake modeling is all about. 🙂 I’m grateful to anyone who has ever given me or loaned some camera gear that’s sitting in their closet. To some […]
Model: Frannie MUA / Hair: Nhi Lighting Assistance and Props: BRC and PT I draw, I take photos, I write about it. Thanks to the team for all the help. Thanks to BRC for letting me take his ABR800 ring light out for a test drive. It definitely produces some blinding light. Even shooting through its “portal” has […]
The reason I bring so much glass to these informal shoots is to further familiarize myself with the strengths and weaknesses of various gear in my toolset. While almost anything can be used to make an image, we each have our own opinions as to which are the better tools to help us achieve the […]
Notes: I don’t know if any studying really gets done at a coffee shop, but I would have to say these “workshops” work best when you combine talking about cameras and photography with pastries and drinks. No need to pay somebody to stand in front of a class, just create your own Team “Neekon.” Ironically enough, all […]
Technical Notes: Stylist and MUA: Nhi, Trying out a couple of different ideas all at once for this shoot. Obviously the goal is to have fun, and supply flattering images for people, but learning the strengths of weaknesses of different gear is always a tertiary goal. Natural light low ISO is in the wheelhouse of the […]