Banakas | Photography

Chinese fan dances began as ceremonial rituals in ancient times, but currently represent beauty, grace, skill, tradition, and history. They have been transformed into unique, modern workouts. This dance, performed by the Bread of Life Christian Church Chinese School and the Families with Children from China, East Tennessee, exhibits graceful hand gestures and footwork, as   Read More …

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This past Sunday I had the opportunity to shoot a client during several performances at the East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival. I rented a Nikon D800 from and was able to get some amazing photos from all of the different performances. I will be sharing more photos from the festival, along with other   Read More …

Categories: People

Along the side of the road, in the mountains, waterfalls can pop up from anywhere. Tip: If you ever see a waterfall on the side of the road, take the time to grab a picture of it. It may not be there the next time you are. This shot was taken using a NIKON D5000   Read More …


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