Benjamin Von Wong on How To Take Your Photography To The Next Level

One of our favourite photographers and colleague Benjamin Von Wong joined the guys at COOPH to bring you a list of tips based on his experience that should help you take your shooting to the next level.

There are very simple things that you can do to make your images look better, things such as using a reflector as  a makeshift hair fan, using flour when your subject is jumping in front of the camera to add drama or use UV body color to create a glow in the dark look for a really special artistic type image.

If you are ready for something bigger and bolder, how about adding explosions to the mix (caution – do this at your own risk and only if you are 100% sure you know what you are doing and will not heart anybody or anything in the process at a safe location!), rain from some PVC pipes and a hose is also cool and far less risky.

Finally there are things which very few will dare (or can) make happen like shooting Superheroes on Skyscrapers or a model 25 Meters Underwater.

Whatever you want to do with your photography the way Von Wong sees it you need the following 4 steps success:

  1. Draw all your ideas in a very simple schematic drawing.
  2. Find all the things that you will need for the project.
  3. Serund yourself with all the right people that will help you make the project of your dreams.
  4. Finally, trail and error, over and over – never give up your dream.

We highly recommend that you go and check some of Von Wong’s amazing works on his website.

COOPH are known for having really cool DIY and cool tip videos. Over the years we published many of their videos including “23 Cool Tips For Street Photography“, “Tips for Shooting “The Elements””,  7 Cool and Funky Photography Tips, “6 Cool DIY Photography Gifts that You Can Make Yourself“, 7 Simple DIY Hacks that Will Help you Improve Your Photography and just before that 7 DIY Photography Tips – Using Inexpensive Household Objects – both of which we highly recommend if you are into DIY and photography.

As we have noted ,we love Benjamin Von Wong’s creative spirit and you can watch some older videos of  his here on LensVid. As always, you can check out many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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