Von wong Next Level

If you regularly follow photography blogs, you’re almost certainly familiar with the work of Benjamin Von Wong. He’s something of a mad scientist when it comes to working out clever and cool photo shoots, then doing interning behind-the-scenes looks into them. This video by COOPH skims along the surface of Von Wong’s overall photographic outlook, but does provide a few good starting points for photography products, as well as some undeniable inspiration.

I normally choose videos with more in-depth information in them for posts like this, but I think Von Wong hits on something that many photographers seem to vastly underestimate: The value of planning—and even drawing—your photos before you go take them.

Pre-visualization is one of the things that I believe can truly help photographer attain the “next level.” Being able to see a photo before the camera is even out of the bag can make a huge difference and allow for some real breakthroughs in terms of style and skill.