All posts by Von Wong
The recipe to a successful viral fundraiser
Earlier this year, I made a video that went viral. This video — created to help fund a cure for a complex degenerative brain disease that 4-year-old Eliza O’Neill and thousands of others suffer from — took...
- Posted December 20, 2014
What it’s like to shoot in a real life Disney library – Stift Admont
Walking into Stift Admont was like entering Disney’s Beauty & the Beast library. Never before had a creative photoshoot been done in the Admont Abbey, the oldest monastic library in the world… yet here I was, standing...
- Posted December 19, 2014
A stand against mediocrity
To create great work, one must never settle for mediocrity. I like to plan my photoshoots around opportunity. Though I don’t have the luxury of having a studio or an in-house production crew at my disposal… I...
- Posted December 13, 2014
From fear to success
Oh. My God. Those clothes are absolutely phenomenal. How did you find that amazing costume?! In this case, it all began with me posting out a call on Facebook: “Anyone cool I should work with in San...
- Posted November 9, 2014
20$ trick to epic portraiture – and 7 helpful tips
SmugMug: “I’d like some black and white portraits of our employees doing something sporty” The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks black and white portraiture is old school, classical, traditional… but the Von Wong...
- Posted October 20, 2014
Transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary ft. Credo 40
Recently, I got picked up by Mamiya Leaf as one of their newest brand ambassadors and picked up Leaf Credo kit. Up until then, I had only used medium format very sparingly and mildly irresponsibly (some jumping may...
- Posted October 5, 2014
Fantasy lighting 101 with SmugMug (Ft. Kicka Costume Design)
It’s rare that someone comes up to you and says to you: “I’ll commission a shoot from you, just do something cool”. It’s even rarer that someone actually follows through with a promise like that, but that’s...
- Posted September 13, 2014
A photo challenge – tips/tricks/lessons learned
I believe that our job of as photographers, is to be able to deliver great images regardless of the challenges that are placed in front of us and though it is fun to meticulously prepare each and...
- Posted September 1, 2014
The travelling Broncolor photographer
You’re a location shooter, you travel regularly, you love your off camera battery powered lights and you’re looking to figure out how to bring the most amount of gear in the least amount of bags. The bags...
- Posted August 6, 2014
I wrapped and delivered myself to Australia… in a box to surprise this boy.
One year ago, a boy by the name of Tyler Grace left me a comment on my fan page that made me realize for the first time that as a “public figure“, I had the power to...
- Posted August 3, 2014