All posts by Von Wong
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
UltraViolet insanities two years in the making
Ever since I saw Michael Rosner‘s work on fstoppers on July 14th, 2012, I made it a goal of mine to one day work together with him and produce some images together. Video by Kelly Zak How it...
- Posted July 8, 2014
Underwater shipwreck in Bali – Part 2 – Concept, Lighting and Postproduction secrets.
Video by Siva Shanker It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. – Walt Disney Every image that I create consists of a series of challenges to overcome. Shooting in an underwater shipwreck was no different, it...
- Posted June 30, 2014
Extreme sports on the walls of Holy Jerusalem
Earlier this year, a non-profit organization by the name of Kinetis flew myself and a couple of other photographers in to Israel to create unique pieces that would showcase Israel in an unconventional way. I’m not sure...
- Posted June 16, 2014
Starlight Alchemy and a guide on “how to shoot fire”
I was recently invited to Singapore to shoot performance troop Starlight Alchemy and help them capture images of some of their latest tools in action. Shooting a volatile substance like fire is all about understanding how fire...
- Posted June 11, 2014
The Agonist Promo 2014 – A forge, electronics, hockey gloves and powertools
2 years ago, the Agonist approached me to do a photoshoot – they wanted it to be edgy, different, and to defy the status quo – the result was an explosive action packed shoot that became iconic...
- Posted May 31, 2014
2 models, 7 divers in an underwater shipwreck – Part 1
Teamwork – A word that truly begins to mean something when you’re shooting 25 meters underwater and your model tied to a 50 year old shipwreck in the middle of Bali where the slightest miscalculation could spell...
- Posted May 24, 2014