Master Class Photography 2013

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.

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.

Seminar > 22nd of March 2013

Seminar Date: Friday 22nd March 2013 / from 18:30 to 21:30 
Seminar Location: Library Lecture Theatre, UEL School of Arts and Digital Industries / Docklands Campus University Way E16 2RD London

“Inspiration and Motivation” 

The Von Wong Conference is an inspiring open event happening on the Friday evening before the workshop weekend. The conference is designed to serve as a stand alone opportunity for a wider number of aspiring photographers and as a precursor to all those attending the Master Class weekend. 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. It is also a great networking opportunity.

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong will talk about two of the most important skills of a successful photographer: Inspiration and Motivation.

Topics covered will 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 book for the Von Wong Master Class.

Workshop > 23rd & 24th of March 2013

Workshop Date: 23rd & 24th March 2013 / from 9:00 to 18:00 
Workshop Location: The George Tavern / 373 Commercial Road, E1 0LA London

DAY 1 > Saturday, 23rd of March / 9:00 to 18:00

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 to 18:00

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.

Free Meet up > 24th of March 2013

Meet Up Date: 24th March 2013 / from 18:30 to 20:30
Meet Up Location: The George Tavern / 373 Commercial Road, E1 0LA London

Come on board on the Train to Create Meetup and meet Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong and Dutch digital artist Dracorubio. Chat with people just like you, meet local creatives, hear from experienced ones and get advice from others who have already made it. Feel free to share your ideas and experiences about topics like Photography, Video, Make-Up, Styling, Design, Mood and Concept. No matter your age, background, current job or level of skill (amateur or professional), we encourage and invite everyone to participate in an open creative exploration.

Special Prizes

Bamboo Stylus Pen
Color Munki
Color Checker
Intuos Pro Pen&Touch S



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.

For the first time, he will be coming into the United Kingdom to collaborate with Train To Create to give an exclusive workshop.


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Does the cost of the Workshop includes flights and/or accommodation?

No, you will have to do your travel arrangements and purchase your accommodation separately.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Refund Policy:

1. There is a 14-day cooling off period following the purchase of the ticket where you will receive a full refund minus a 5% administration fee.

2. 14-day after the purchase of the workshop you are entitled a 50% refund.

3. Cancelations made 14 days prior to the event’s date are non refundable.

4. You can transfer your ticket to third parties at any time by informing us in writing at tickets@traintocreate.com

5. No refund will be made for non-attendance of the event

Cancellation Policy:

Train to Create reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or change the location and the time of an event due to unforeseen circumstances. If Train to Create cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.

I have more questions is there any helpline?

If you have a question which is not covered in the description of the event or in the list above, please email workshops@traintocreate.com or telephone +44 (0)20 8133 3492 or +44 (0)20 8980 7756 and we will respond as soon as we can.




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