Sigma SD15 Photos and Thoughts

The Short: A Sigma with probably the best and most vibrant colors of all the Sigma DSLRs, with the responsiveness and reliability that was missing from the earlier SD14–BUT, it’s also a Sigma camera with probably the craziest highlight blowing potential in all exposure modes and picture settings and hints of the inconsistent white balance […]

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 […]

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 […]

Songkarn 2022 – Wat Buddha Bucha – Decatur, GA – 2022-04-10

Songkarn Thai New YearWat Buddha BuchaApril 10, 2022 | Decatur, GA Here are some photos from our adventure this past Sunday.  It was a Thai themed day, beginning with a stop at Wat Buddha Bucha to celebrate songkarn and get some blessings, to trying the new Surina Thai place in Doraville.  The food was very […]

Prom! – 2022-03-26

The cherry blossoms were out in Braselton, but man was it windy (and chilly!) today.  Thanks to all the super nice and polite kids for wanting pictures today.  Ah to be young again.  At some point I’ll eventually remember everyone’s names! 🙂 It was fun seeing everyone! Also, stop growing up so fast!!

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 […]

Photo Shoot – 2022-03-13 – Lotus Petals Dance Group

Thanks to the lovely ladies of the Lotus Petals Dance Group for wanting photos! Here are a few BTS from a fun short shoot on a crazy cold weekend in Atlanta.  What’s going on with this weather lately.  Also thanks for the doughnut! 🙂 I’ve been playing Elden Ring non stop for two weeks now, […]

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 […]

Photo Hangout: Norcross Cherry Trees – 2022-02-21

Thanks to Claudia, Byung, and Jazz for coming out to take pictures with the flowering okame cherry trees in downtown Norcross.  The petals don’t last long so I’m definitely glad when I can get a shoot in during peak colors. Rain was predicted for this day so we only had about a one hour window.  […]

Sunday Funday – 2022-02-20

Sunday started off really cold but I wanted to take advantage of the morning light.  No real plan on this day, just head out of the house with random cameras that I don’t use often, and be a tourist in our own area. I had two frames left on the Fuji Instax wide and at […]

Drawing – 02-02-2021

So this is actually one of my more effective styles of rendering a portrait.  Drawing on toned paper with two charcoal pencils (white and black) is something I can do pretty fast.  Much quicker than the drawings in my previous posts.  Many years ago I drew on Canson Ingres and Bisque and just found that […]

Drawing – 01-29-2021

I bought a pack of 24 colored pencils from Publix for $5 and thought I would do a quick drawing tonight.  (I hadn’t drawn with this media in a long time, and I couldn’t remember where my old Berol Verithins disappeared to.)  The checkout line was delayed a bit, a lady didn’t have enough in […]

Drawing – 02-01-2021

It’s been so cold and ugly outside that there’s really no point in leaving the house.  For today’s drawing I thought I would do one of my favorite styles/media which is compressed charcoal drawing/renderings on stonehenge paper.  After all these years it’s still a pretty hard combo.  Since you really can’t erase any of the […]

Drawing – 01-28-2021

Photographed with the ancient Sigma SD10. Detail still really holds up on such an old digital camera with a unique sensor. It definitely can see marks that wouldn’t be picked up by normal Canons and Nikons etc.  The 50mm macro lens that I have has some serious autofocus issues and I’ve had to manually focus […]

Drawing – 01-27-2021

I normally draw/sketch with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil, but I ran out of lead a long time ago.  I went to the local Publix to buy some more, but they didn’t have any, and instead they had these big packs of Bic 0.7mm’s for cheaper!  Graphite and paper is still the most affordable art media […]

Animated GIF Memories

The other day I converted lots of my random videos into animated gifs.  I wanted a random grid of looping videos on my main portfolio site, but it was definitely slow to load and a bandwidth killer.  It was still a fun half afternoon experiment though, manually cutting and exporting these in Photoshop, the old […]

Nikon 105mm 1.4E on F100 and Portra 160

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 School Unique Fashion Show 2020

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

Quarantine Design Project: “Fake” Lifestyle Mag!

My “Fake” Lifestyle/Girl Magazine! Again, every photo except one was by me. All editing and layout by me. Again, just practicing some design while under the countrywide quarantine here in the U.S. (I sure do hope all of the restaurants depicted are still around after all this is over)

Quarantine Design Project: “Fake” Fashion Mags!

Another Design Project I gave myself, make some “fake” Fashion Magazines!  Again, all the photos and design by me, shamelessly copying the elegant and simple magazines I thumbed through when I was younger.

Quarantine Design Project: “Fake” Wedding Mag!

I hope everyone is doing okay during the pandemic and quarantine.  I renewed the domain name and hosting for my website the other day, and realized I’ve had it for 17 years now.  Crazy.  In all that time never thought the world would be under these unique circumstances. Anyways, I’ve been giving myself different creative […]

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… 🙃  

Viltrox LED Light for Portraits

I’ve had a couple of these ~$35 LED lights in my bag for a few years now, but never thought to do a post about them.  Back many years ago, when we made/converted a ceiling light into a panel, it was a novel and simple idea, but the technology has definitely improved and come down […]