Out of Place

Tara Caldwell, Locke, California, Sacramento, Portrait, Model, Photographer, Sacramento Photographer, Henry Huynh-12

Last weekend, I did a shoot with Tara Caldwell, out in Locke, California.  It’s about 30 minutes away from Downtown Sacramento.  This is the third time I’ve shot with Tara.  This is probably my favorite shoot.

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Tara Caldwell, Locke, California, Sacramento, Portrait, Model, Photographer, Sacramento Photographer, Henry Huynh

I chose this location because I knew there was going to be a lot of different looks we can get from location. It’s a very small little town but with lots of character.  I knew of this town because my wedding photos were taken some time ago.  I knew this town was very small so we tried to make the most out of it.

For portraits, I mainly use my Nikon D750.  The lenses I normally use for portraits are the Sigma Art 35mm, Sigma Art 50mm, Nikkor 85mm f1.8, and Tamron 70-200mm f2.8.  My favorite lenses are the two Sigma Art lenses.  For this shoot it was a mix of the 35mm and 85mm.  The 35mm was used for tight shots or to include the environment and show off the contrast between Tara and the background.

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The 85mm was used to blow out the background and isolate Tara and the background.  I’ve also been wanting to use this lens a lot more for portraits.

I prefer to do shoot urban portraits rather than nature.  I like to incorporate a lot of lines and angles into my shots.  Stairs are a must!!  These are my “go-to” shots.

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If you’re ever in the area, you should check out Locke, California.  It’s right in between Sacramento and Stockton.  I’m going to end it with one of my favorite shots from this shoot.  This picture is exactly why I wanted to shoot here.

Tara Caldwell, Locke, California, Sacramento, Portrait, Model, Photographer, Sacramento Photographer, Henry Huynh

Nha Trang, Vietnam

My parents are from Nha Trang, Vietnam. They left Nha Trang in 1981 to live in the United States.  I was born in 1983.  I heard the stories of what my family went through to get to the United States, so I’ve never had the desire to go to Vietnam.  

    
    
 It wasn’t until my wife convinced me to go to Vietnam that I wanted to go.  The destinations were Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok (Thailand), Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang and Dalat.  Bangkok was what got me excited for this trip.  Nha Trang interested me because that’s where my family came from. 
   
    
    
  When we arrived in Nha Trang, we were shocked by how relaxed this city was. It doesn’t have the traffic that the other cities we visited and the people are very nice here.  We knew we will love it. As we toured the city, there were a lot of things that reminded me of all the food my mom used to make when I was young.  Nha Trang was our favorite city we’ve visited on our trip to Vietnam. 

  
   
I will continue to post and show the rest of our trip to Vietnam and Bangkok. 

Two Days in London

After our visit in Paris, we flew over to London. We had two days in London before we were off to see Venice. We stayed right in Piccadilly Square. 

   
    

Trafalgar Square was so packed during lunch time. 

    
   
We tried to squeeze as much as possible in the two days we stayed in London. There’s still so much more to see. Our most memorable meal was from The Little Viet Kitchen. Check it out! 

   
    
    
    
    
    
  

Trip to Paris

After our layover in New York, we arrived in Paris.  Paris is exactly how you pictured it from the movies and pictures.  It’s so beautiful there. The architecture is so awesome.  It’s a shame we only spent 3 days there as we had other cities on the ticket. 

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

12 Hours in New York

Hi, I’m Henry Huynh.  I’m from Sacramento, California.  Photography has been a new hobby for me this last year.  I picked it up to help my wife as a second shooter.  As I got into photography, I became really interested in street photography, so I decided to start this blog to display my photos.  You can also find me on Instagram: @hhhuynh or @the_other_huynh.

In September, my wife and I went on vacation.  Our destination was Paris, London, Venice, Rome, Barcelona and New York.  We are from Sacramento, California.  Before heading to Paris, we had a 12 hour layover in New York.  These are the photos I shot while in New York.