All posts by Von Wong

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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