Von Wong Photoshoot Kinda Makes Us Wish We Worked At SmugMug (Plus A $20 DIY Rain Machine!)

Oct 22, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Von Wong Photoshoot Kinda Makes Us Wish We Worked At SmugMug (Plus A $20 DIY Rain Machine!)

Oct 22, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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von-wongWhen SmugMug wanted photographs of their employees to hang in the company gym, a traditional corporate portrait just wasn’t going to cut it. They wanted something sporty and they wanted it in black and white. The rest of the creative direction was handed over to Benjamin Von Wong, the photographer you call up when you want epic photos and exactly who SmugMug went to for their shoot.

As usual, Vong Wong delivers the goods. Not only is his concept intriguing, but he really knows how to make the subjects comfortable in front of the camera. And let’s not forget the sweet DIY rain machine he built using PVC pipe and sprinkler heads. You can learn more about the build on his blog along with a lot of other tidbits relating to the shoot like lighting patterns, post production tips, and advice on thinking outside the box.

Take a look at the behind the scenes footage here, then be sure to head over to Von Wong’s website for even more inspiration:

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9 responses to “Von Wong Photoshoot Kinda Makes Us Wish We Worked At SmugMug (Plus A $20 DIY Rain Machine!)”

  1. Andre Avatar
    Andre

    the link to how Von wong made the rain machine doesnt work :(

    1. Tiffany Mueller Avatar
      Tiffany Mueller

      Hmm, sorry, Try this link:
      http://www.vonwong.com/blog/epicgymshoot/

    2. Benjamin Von Wong Avatar
      Benjamin Von Wong

      yeah i broke it earlier today it should work now?

      1. Andre Avatar
        Andre

        it worked! sorry i forgot to msg back! man you are one creative dude! you should do some workshops or something in Toronto!!! id love to see you in action!

  2. Amaryllis Avatar
    Amaryllis

    Von Wong’s work is amazing as always!

    1. Benjamin Von Wong Avatar
      Benjamin Von Wong

      Thanks!

  3. Frank Avatar
    Frank

    “When SmugMug wanted photographs of their employees to hang in the company gym…”
    Vanity!

    1. Benjamin Von Wong Avatar
      Benjamin Von Wong

      I’d call it self-motivation but *shrug*

  4. Charlie Avatar
    Charlie

    Everything he does is just pure gold