Introduction to Cinematic Portraiture, the Von Wong Tutorial

with Benjamin Von Wong

Go behind the scenes of an on-location shoot. Learn how to plan and execute the shoot including finding assistants, models and volunteers to do a big shoot with a tiny budget. Then sit down and look over the shoulder of a popular in-demand and current working pro. See what he does in Post processing to make his image so compelling and contemporary. Every step is explained as you learn this latest techniques for working with Lightroom (Classic) and Photoshop CC.

Discover the methods behind the success of Von Wong

This is the only tutorial that’s shows Benjamin Von Wong’s entire process, start to finish. Join Ben on location at a towering desert, rock-scape. Watch him shoot the model and then process the entire image, start to finish. Not once, but with 3 different images. You will see the entire workflow with nothing held back. Watch over Von Wong’s shoulder and see exactly how he works in Photoshop and does his retouching.

You will learn frequency separation retouching, dodging and burning to shape and tone the image, liquify, compositing and extracting. He also shoots some smoke and shows you how to combine that into a photo for some awesome texture (the smoke images are included).

If all this isn’t enough, we end the session with Von Wong talking about his story, his adventures and his advice to you, with the most comprehensive and candid interview he has ever done. Find out how he became an internet sensation (Hint: with these tips, you can too!)

This inspiring video will motivate you to step up your photography and break out of your comfort zone. Why be ordinary, when the extraordinary is awaiting. If you have been waiting for permission to follow your dreams, this is it!

Become inspired and create epic images of your own and start an epic career!

Running Time: 4 Hours

User Level: Intermediate

Programs covered: Shooting, Lightroom and Photoshop


Watch the trailer

Find out what’s on this epic 4.5 hour tutorial

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What You will learn

Live Location Shoot, 3 shoots

Assembling a team

Shooting smoke

Building an epic shot

Sorting images in Lightroom

Full walk-through,  3 hero images in Photoshop

Retouching in Photoshop

Toning and coloring

Dodging and Burning

Frequency Separation


Social Media


The Von Wong story

Building a Portfolio

How to succeed in photography

Building your brand



Becoming Von Wong

Discover the journey that let to Ben’s runaway success


On Location


1 day, 3 shoots

Hang out with Von Wong on location. See his set up and how he shoots.

Tons of tips and advice.


Crowd Sourcing

How does Von Wong pull together big crews with no budget? Find out. This will inspire you.



How to shoot smoke to be used for compositing

(Bonus Smoke photos for your  own use are included)



Using Lightroom to sort your images and some basic adjustments






Photoshop Processing

The meat of the training! Watch as Von Wong walks you through the entire processing of 3  images, start to finish

Compositing part of images together

Removing Moire

Dodge and Burn, carve out image

Color variations

Frequency Separation

Reshaping objects

Adding Smoke effects

Removing Unwanted objects

Move objects in photos


Adjusting tone and color




In these bonus interviews, Benjamin Von Wong tells all!

What Motivates him?

Thoughts on personal branding

Talks about his gear

How to grow and learn

How to build a portfolio

How to effectively use Social Media



Lots of tips

Ben shares tips for working with people and crews on location

All the lessons included!

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What’s included

4 hours of training

Over 40 lessons

Image files to follow along

Bonus Smoke Images

Shooting on location

Post processing workflow


And most important, you WILL be inspired!


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