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Elia Pére de Miguel • 8 years ago

Great advices! Thanks for the tips and taking the time to share them with us. Very usefull. =)

KathyP • 8 years ago

Beautiful work, love the little tricks. Thanks for sharing! Your choice of music was awesome and brought back so many memories, Unfortunately, the first piece was not available, any chance you may know the name and or composer? A good Hungarian Csardas can get anyone's blood flowing and that leads to great photography.

Jon Elmker • 8 years ago

Can you talk more about creating photographs at locations that you don't have the proper location release for?

I know you're not a lawyer (or are you?!) but any information would be appreciated.

Benjamin Von Wong • 8 years ago

for any proper sized commercial jobs you should most definitely get proper location release forms.

For something small - sure you're not supposed to sell them but the way I see it is that it's nothing big - kinda like shooting weddings at known locations. You're not supposed to but people turn a blind eye.

Dror • 9 years ago

Brilliant and inventive, thanks!

Teo Morell • 9 years ago

Von, you are not a photographer. You are an artist which happens to use a camera.
I love your work. You make it look so simple, while I know it takes a lot of creativity, time, practice and dedication.

Thomas • 9 years ago

very useful technique and photos also...it goes into my list

Dirk • 9 years ago

Hey Benjamin,

first off: cool work, great pic, nice atmosphere.

I have more of a legal question. You mention that on these premises "no professional photos are allowed". Usually this means the owner of the premises exercises his property rights and does not want his buildings, places, architecture beig used in other peoples commercial work without consent.

Funny sidenote: The light show at night on the Eiffel tower in Paris is copyrighted, so you can take pictures and sell them at daytime, but not pictures including the illumination you have to pay a license fee...

So, my question is: What could happen when the owner of the place finds out that you used his premises without consent (even if they didn't catch you while shooting)? Can they force you not to publish or use the pictures? Can they sue you to pay a "license fee" or similar?

Benjamin Von Wong • 9 years ago

I think that you have to keep in mind what exactly the pictures are going to be used for. In our case, these photos are only going to be used for website and facebook, nothing more so we're not looking at any sort of money making machine. They're not going to be resold as merch either so really... there's no money being made off the photos.

The minute clients get into the commercial game there WILL be a budget allocated and then at that point its usually not your job to worry about it anymore.

Its all about context IMHO.

Charlie McDonald • 9 years ago

Very cool :) thanks for the tip. Love the photo :)

Paul Monaghan • 9 years ago

Looking great, the deconstruction was nice too.

Jakub Skorupa • 9 years ago

I don’t comment to often but this time its …. Wow – iam really impressed how the photos turned out , amazing work . – I have to try this technique.
Thx for sharing


Sara Kiesling • 9 years ago

Thanks so much - glad you liked my video (and my voice) ;)

Benjamin Von Wong • 9 years ago

great stuff :) You're on fstoppers again too!

Jo Gorsky • 9 years ago

Excellent post, as always !
You have great skills in your field and passion.
Thanks for taking the time to show us how you achieved those amazing results.
I've been a long time fan of yours and always refer your work to my friends who wants to learn more from someone who makes it seems easy and fun.
Keep it up !

Benjamin Von Wong • 9 years ago

hanks for the compliments Jo :) <3 When do I see you on another one of my shoots.