Train to Create is proud to announce Von Wong Masterclass. This new exciting event will give the opportunity to participate in one of London’s most innovative and unique photography masterclass. More than just a workshop, this is a unique experience designed around you. Forget overcrowded single day workshop! Digital artist and photographer Benjamin Von Wong will be offering a full two days and a half of his time and expertise to help you create and customise shots that you will be proud to put into your portfolio.
The spaces available are limited to only 9 photographers – SOLD OUT!
Von Wong Masterclass is a full two-days and a half immersion into the art of photography, from the initial concept to the post-processing. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with a team of high-profile professionals creating high-standard shots which will enhance their portfolio. Participants will be able to work on their own ideas through the help of costume designers, professional models, make up artists, hair dressers, and of course Benjamin Von Wong. What’s best, Von Wong will be there with you every step of the way from planning and scouting, all the way to the final stages of shooting and post production. The masterclass will take place in one of the coolest and most fashionable East London locations, The George Tavern.
With Von Wong Masterclass you don’t have worry about styling, location, or models. You will have everything you need for a professional and fully equipped photo shooting experience.
THE CONFERENCE: Friday, 22nd of March
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Inspiration and Motivation
The Von Wong Master Class will kick off with an inspiring conference* open to a largeer audience the day before the workshop. The conference is an essential precursor to all those attending the Master Class, however it will also serve as a stand alone event for aspiring photographers. If you’re unable to attend the Master Class don’t miss out on this conference because you will gain valuable insight into how to take your professional photography career to the next level.
The conference will be held at a different location than the workshop. Photographer Benjamin Von Wong will talk about two of the most important skills of a successful photographer: Inspiration and Motivation.
Topics covered include:
- How inspiration works
- A step by step guide on how to put together a creative photo shoot
- An analysis on the art of collaboration
- Understanding the importance of storytelling
- Photographing for the purpose of digital retouching
- Breakdown of select shots (before/after/layer deconstruction)
*Please note that this Conference is FREE to attend if you have booked and paid for the Master Class. If you are not booked, you are still welcome to attend, however there will be an admission fee of £33 per person – book now!.
DAY 1: Saturday, 23rd of March
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
The first day is going to be all about planning and creating your story. Train to Create has come up with amazing designers as well as an exclusive location perfect to give you all the tools necessary to help you bring your portfolio to the next level.
Von Wong will run through the planning steps: from communication, to visualising, to problem solving so that you can apply these skills to create the image in your mind. He will provide a live demonstration of how he handles the various lighting conditions and then invite you to create your own images in teams of three. The focus of images on Day 1 will be to use creative lighting to tell a story in your photographs. Select your own wardrobe and direct the talent. An entire team including Von Wong will be at your disposal. After the day passes, the entire group heads off for an informal supper where feedback is exchanged. Ideas will be tossed around to prep for the next day of shooting.
DAY 2: Sunday, 24th of March
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
It is now your turn to create a shot with all the resources available to you. The morning will begin with Von Wong demonstrating how he builds his crazy worlds with a focus on advanced composites. It is then your turn to take all that you have learned over the last day and half to create a world of your own.
After a quick lunch break, it is time to put the cameras away and put the images into Photoshop®. You will bring your laptops to the shoot and Von Wong will walk you through his editing workflow going through the tools that he uses to retouch an image from start to finish.
The Photographer: Von Wong
Benjamin Von Wong is an international photographer and digital artist particularly well known for creating entire worlds by expertly blending photography, lighting and digital retouching. Benjamin has a dedicated and engaged following, more than 16000 fans on Facebook, over 50,000 monthly visits on his blog and has brought in more than 370,000 views on his videos since May on You Tube. Additionally, his work is often featured in important photographic blogs like B&H, DIY photography, Gizmondo as well as Fstoppers, SLRLounge and Petapixel. He is currently shorted listed as best conceptual photographer at Fawards
Train To Create has selected a team of professional designers, whose creations will be completely at your disposal to make your concept come to life:
The Location: The George Tavern
The George Tavern offers beautiful, character spaces. It’s been a public house for over 700 years, mentioned in the writings of Chaucer, Pepys and Dickens. Used widely in fashion, film and television work, the space encompass arrange of charming spaces, a Georgian theatre,a large attic space and a country kitchen, Recent shoots include MTV Bang, Plan B’s new film, Channel 4’s Morgana Show as well as individual shoots with the likes of Kate Moss, Grandmaster Flash, Justin Timberlake Adrien Brody, Grace Jones and Nick Cave.
All participants receive a voucher to the value of three theprintspace digital prints on any of our paper range to a maximum to a size of 8″x10″ plus one theprintspace sample pack containing 11 A4 paper samples