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One Strobe, One Trigger, One Camera, and a lot of Luck: Behind the Scenes with Von Wong Photography

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Photographer Benjamin Von Wong set out to the Salton Sea with some dart rope and a crew of chance encounters who were excited to make the trek to help out with this dramatic shoot. Check out the spectacular results below!

Luck, Fire, and a Failed Ecosystem
by Von Wong Photography, reprinted with permission.

Equipment Used

Lighting Gear:

Camera Gear:

To see more great behind-the-scenes images and some of the technical notes for this shoot, please visit the full Inspired by Fire post HERE.

Special thanks to Von Wong Photography for sharing this experience with us! Benjamin Von Wong will be speaking and doing a demo at at Profusion in Toronto on June, 18th-19th.

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Alexandria Huff is a portrait photographer based in San Francisco. Her tutorials can be found here on the BorrowLenses Blog, 500px, Shutterfly, Snapknot, and SmugMug. She specializes in studio lighting. Follow her work on 500px.


  • Kai Eiselein says:

    How many times can use the term “failed ecosystem” in one article. The Salton Sea was man made, so it wasn’t even a natural occurrence.

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