Sometimes, you can see the wild fantasy creations of others, and realize just how much you can’t do with your images. Benjamin Von Wong creates photos that make me feel like that.

He broke down his process for an audience in Photo Week LIVE’s “Anatomy of an Epic Photograph”. When he described the way that he layers multiple exposures, multiple images, and uses a combination of sets, poses, and Photoshop to create the images, creating an “epic” image seemed a little more doable.

The fact that he’s so young and engaging was also part of what made the class so engaging. But above all, it was the artistry: the vision behind Von Wong’s creations are uniquely his, and there is no way to mistake his style. Von Wong images are far removed from the kind of images usually created, and it’s inspiring to see just how far you can push a photograph.

This is one profile in a series about photographers to follow in 2014. These are people who are doing groundbreaking photographic work and who teach the rest of us how to do it too. They fit the PhotographyTricks motto: spreading passion for life through photography.

* is not affiliated with CreativeLIVE in any way. This series of photographer profiles and any other references exist on this site solely because I admire and frequently take advantage of their broadcasts. I mention and recommend these presentations quite simply because I find them to be some of the best photography resources available.

-Heather Nilson, Editor-in-Chief,

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Heather Nilson was editor of from August 2012 until November 2014. She has a background as an academic geek, with a degree in biology and work history in biology research. This was followed in 2010 by a complete career switch from laboratory research to writing, photography, and travel. She specializes in travel and fine art photography, and loves spending her computer time continually learning more about photography and creativity. Heather lives in Denver, Colorado, when she is not traveling. Like her Facebook page at:

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