Motivated by creative challenges, digital artist Benjamin Von Wong has become notorious for his epic photography. He captures viewers with a hyper-realistic art style: an innovative fusion of realistic photography and special effects. Benjamin Von Wong's background in engineering gives him a unique edge for creative problem solving. That’s when to him a technical challenge becomes friendly competition. The artist strongly believes that each photograph holds two stories, and he wants to share them with the world: the story within the image and the story behind its creation.
Wanting to connect people, Benjamin Von Wong has a special affinity for finding the talents who can bring his complex stories to life. He is also highly engaged in the photographic society by sharing his experiences, photography tips and special effects techniques through blogs, social media, workshops and videos.
The screen is his playground: Benjamin Von Wong creates epic pieces of art by blurring real life and fantastic special effects. In these two exclusive tutorials, the visual engineer takes two of his images and provides photography tips, showing you step by step how he reaches more intensity with special effects. First, learn how Ben visualizes movement by adding a magical motion blur to the image. Move on and study how the artist modifies and completes an image with fantastic black ink splotches in Photoshop. These tutorials will get you hooked on postproduction.