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Bese Zoltán • 5 years ago

Amazing!

coricow • 6 years ago

if only i have friends who like photography as i do TT

Kat Smith • 6 years ago

We all at one time or another realise that we need to take a step back and chose the right path to head down... I am at that crossroads now, I took a gamble and at the age of 50 applied for Uni!!!! who knows I may get in - I may not, but if I do it means I can get back to where I was at 17 when I wanted but couldn't afford to follow my artistic heart. I think doing something for the community, world is an admirable goal... and look forward to seeing where it takes you

Kat Smith • 6 years ago

PS I would gift it to my Hubby because he always has my back and has an artistic streak he never admits too

Dave Morrow • 6 years ago

Good for you dude! It will only bring good things to your life in ways you probably can't even imagine yet:) Enjoy

Marthi • 6 years ago

voy a ser totalmente egoísta, quiero el curso para mi....seguramente estará en ingles y no es mi idioma, pero incluso así muero por verlo.

Luis Dudamel • 6 years ago

I would give this tutorial to Estefanía Surroca ( https://www.flickr.com/phot... ), a friend of mine who is self taught photographer. She has been doing some good work lately with her first prime lens, and started to play with dodge & burn in PS.
Her composition and good eye, is what will lead her to any place she wants, she still doesn't know (i guess haha).
I know that few people is going to absorb so many from your experience, as she will.

Tasneem Alziq • 6 years ago

I would give this to my brother from another mother, Fares Almsaeed, he's a true photographer (originally from Jordan). He lost his mother a year ago, and continued his struggle in finding his way in life after having his father abandon him few days post the death of his mother. His passion towards photography and how hard he tries to get what he calls "The Perfect Photograph" keeps me inspired. He gives me strength, hope and belief that tomorrow will always be a better day no matter how bad today is only if you believe it.

Having Fares as one of your dedicated fans, I truly believe he deserves one of your tutorials as a gift.

louise wilson • 6 years ago

I would give it to my twin sister, she loves photography and she is so inspired by wimisicle works, she does not have a lot of money and would love to know what to do. She deserves this because she is very passionate and dedicated about photography and hardly gets an recognition.

Antony Jones • 6 years ago

I would give it to great friend because he always bring a smile to everyones face with his photos and his own smile,a bit like you.

Tim Frodo Rijfers • 6 years ago

Well, i'd give it to my girlfriend too, since she helped me getting started with photography (pushing me towards paying costumers. I guess i'd be a awesome late christmass present for her.

Gregor • 6 years ago

I would gift the tutorial to my beautiful girlfriend jessica, because she loves to edit photos. She would love it and her photos would be just brilliant I think.

Freda • 6 years ago

Have a great sabbatical ahead, Von Wong. Can't wait to see what happens in your next chapter! I would like to gift this to my good pal Yating, a fine art photographer, who quite recently decided to embark onto her next journey by quitting her job to focus on photography again. We were having a talk about the art and she felt that she had lost a bit of her artist self along the way these years while trying to earn a living. I think this will definitely help to rejuvenate her inspiration because it will further her when she explores more into the world of creative photo editing.

Pichit Sueblue • 6 years ago

I would like to gift this to my friend Toom who's really admire and passionate on your wokr

Hi Ben I would like to gift this to my freind Joe who's admire and get lots of inspiration from you work, he's big fan of yours.

Corey P • 6 years ago

I will be excited to see what is in store for you in 2016.This would be great for my daughter, she's young but shows a great interest in photography is always looking to create something interesting. The Intro to Cinematic Portraiture would be an amazing tool to share with her and I believe this could help push her creativity even further.

Marc Beguin • 6 years ago

Hey. I'd love to gift this tutorial to my friend and former student Zoé, who turned 20 a few weeks ago. You might remember her, she was one of the girls who asked for an autograph when we met in Amsterdam, because she could not afford the trip at that time. You wrote her a kind word and gave her the mighty Vonwong bracelet :-) Now she is at the university, and is still involved in photography. She had for her birthday off-camera flash and accessories ... I'm sure she'd be thrilled to receive such a present. Merry Christmas !

Tobias Teichmann • 6 years ago

Hi Ben! :)

I'm sure you'll do the right thing. Everyone needs to relax and gather some new energy.
As far as your tutorial goes I would like my mate Christian to get an extra christmas present. He started shooting portraits some time ago but we all have to get better doing our favorite thing. He furthermore could combine the new knowledge with shooting sports.
Just let me know if I can tell him the pleasant surprise of winning your tutorial.

Merry Christmas, Ben! :)

Niklas Möller • 6 years ago

Hey Benjamin! Wish you a nice christmas and I am sure it is the right choice. I've got one short question: Does the PhotoshopCAFE Videos go as deep into the photoshop retouching as the retouching tutorial? What are the major differences and which tutorial would you recommend for whom?

Benjamin Von Wong • 6 years ago

The retouching one is very specific about covering foundation to conclusion... whereas the photoshopCAFE one is a lot more organic and spontaneous (exactly how a real shoot is). I guess they're just different - it's hard to say which one is better !

Niklas Möller • 6 years ago

The PhotoshopCAFE content looks like I would get some videos about stuff that's going on beside the retouching, so the planing, the shooting... is that right? I guess I've been buying the wrong one ^^

Benjamin Von Wong • 6 years ago

Its a little bit less formal and spontaneous, I think its a little bit different. If you want to try it out and see if it works for you buy it from my link (Not the photoshop cafe one). I offer 100% refund guarantee if it isn't up to spec!

Niklas Möller • 6 years ago

Thank you! Thats great and exactly what I did :)

Nicholas Ng Chun Ming • 6 years ago

I want to gift this tutorial to my friend Philippe as he is my best photography mate.. we always discuss together how to improve ourselves and hope we can improve together in the future...

William Chan • 6 years ago

I would love to gift this to my friend Yuhang, he has inspired me to take photos, and has taught me how to use some PS techniques, with your tutorial not only will his PS skills improve, mine will too :D.

Ryan Peterman • 6 years ago

My buddy Jeff deserves this. He has been a amazing support, kick in the ass and really good friend.

Kim Yanick • 6 years ago

So glad you listened to the whisper of your soul. I would like to gift the workshop to my son (well my step-son but that is just splitting hairs). I met him in his teen years and we bonded over photography. I gave him a 2nd hand digital camera for his birthday one year, and we used to shoot and play. He has since grown into an adult (10 years later) and is out and about touring the world, trying to make a difference, and still passionate about photography. (He loves your work by the way.. comments how he would love to be as talented as you) Anyhow his current wish is to work with animals, and I am sure he will be capturing some amazing shots of them as well. The one thing he mentions when we speak is he feels he lacks the post processing knowledge (he travels alot and most of the locations have sketchy network connections so streaming courses is challenging as you can imagine - I do a few edits when I can to help out - LOL team work right?) So why do I feel he deserves this.. well he is my son, I can see the potential of his work and his passion (and yes I am biased) but any help or guideance I can offer as a mum to help him grow and learn is my wish for him. His work can be seen here http://www.awakenthetravele... I think the next destination is Nepal. Well that is our story.. have a blessed solstice and holiday season.. Peace, love and joy. ~Kim

Veronica Finney • 6 years ago

Happy Holidays Ben & cheers to this new chapter! I would love to gift your 4-hr workshop to my boyfriend Ryan McNamee. He is a a huge fan and has named you his "fave photographer" on multiple occasions. I know you both had a similar start and journey into photography. He looks to you as a mentor he has never met and I think your retouching tutorial would be the best thing he has ever received. He is passionately driven to use his photography to better the world whether in small or large gestures, and he is a strong, confident photographer. The area he has always said he needs more help or growth in is his retouching skills. A collection of his most recent work is located here www.ryanmcnamee.us/ and it would just absolutely mean so much to both of us if this nomination gets him the best present/ reward/ mentoring gift ever. Thank you so much for your generosity in thinking of all of your fans, followers and supporters during this transitional time in your life. All the best and Happy Holidays, Veronica

Carolinak • 6 years ago

I would like to gift this a as a present to y best friend Andres Järv ow has lately been struggling with depression and his photography i think this will ignite the fire in side him again like he ignited and helped me 5 years ago no it's my turn to return to favor and get my best friend back so we can go on photography adventures and exploring the abandoned and unknown :)

Kendra Campbell • 6 years ago

I would gift this wonderful opportunity to my dear friend, Deena Roth. She works fiercely and passionately. She absorbs and applies everything she's taught and learns to assist her in her passions. The results, spectacular. She could learn wonders from your tutelage, and take another leap forward in her already wonderful talents.

What a great gift and opportunity you are giving someone. Enjoy your sabbatical!

Wayne Yale Kwan • 6 years ago

I would give it to my girlfriend Ling as she was the one who lent me her camera when I was learning photography. She has been very tolerant and supportive of my newfound passion and I may have neglected her sometimes. She has somewhat lost interest in photography over time and I hope the tutorial would reignite her interest in photography again (and thus, allow me to redeem myself :P )

Thank you and happy holidays!

Deacon Blues • 6 years ago

I'd gift it to my friend Helge, who does awesome band photos and also has a knack for urbex photography. Who knows what he could put together with your help? :)

Enjoy your sabbatical - you've earned it :)

Xeniya Balsara • 6 years ago

I'll give it to Helsinki city library (Finland) - place what did a lot for me starting from possibility to borrow photo magazines, books, tutorials to use for free full Adobe suite. Additionally it organizes exhibitions for different kind of artists.

Benjamin Von Wong • 6 years ago

You win! Please send me an email with their contact info !

Ben@vonwong.com (i need their email address!)

Xeniya Balsara • 6 years ago

Thank you!
sent from balsara@balsara.net

Benjamin Von Wong • 6 years ago

Sent them an email!

Aude Lerin • 6 years ago

I would offer it to my friend Ben, he helped me to know
better my camera, to understand how to use it to get the images the way i
wanted with a lot of patience.

He made me discover a lot of different type of photography
and helped me to grow my own style.

And well, he made of me two portrait that i love very much
and like i know he is fan of your work and a video/tutorial whore, i think that
it could be a nice present to him for Christmas

Tan Jia Huei • 6 years ago

For me, I would like to gift this tutorial to my friend Jacky Yap Chun Kee. He is a friend who loves photography and will often go around town to shoot street photos. He also enjoys studio shooting with his friends as models, and most of the time I will join him for the shoots as well! His FB link is https://www.facebook.com/ya...

Good luck and all the best in your quest of reorienting yourself !!!

Marco Ter Beek • 6 years ago

Hi Ben, every decision will make you stronger, have a nice sabbatical, and find out what direction you want to go. My quote in life is that, everything you give attention to, grows. So it cant go wrong with von Wong :)
For the gift part, i would like to give it to Sander Sterk, a dear friend and fellow photographer, to get the copy of the tutorial, he works hard, and is making the switch to become a professional photographer as we speak! He just decided to work lesser day at the office where he works now and makes the jump.

Benjamin Von Wong • 6 years ago

Congrats! You're the first winner, can you please send me an email to ben@vonwong.com

Gale Frongillo • 6 years ago

I would like to gift this tutorial to my friend, Faith. She is a talented young photographer that has amazing vision. With your teachings, I know she could take her photography even further. Her photos tell great stories and with the guidance of a master photographer, it will give them even more depth. She is passionate about her photography and this tutorial would encourage her to go beyond what she already knows. And did I mention . . she would absolutely LOVE this gift!

Maya Garcia • 6 years ago

My friend Deena Roth should win this, because she will use this knowledge to its utmost purpose. She is an exceptionally-talented photographer, with the passion, drive, determination and vision to take direction from a master of the art of photography and use it to create extraordinary things. I've learned much from her, not only about photography, but about what a tireless work ethic looks like. And she has learned much from you, Ben, and will continue to do so, with your assistance.

Christian Bom • 6 years ago

My friend Tobias Teichmann needs to win this! He is great at photography, always challenging himself and when i started he was the one teaching me everything he knew! Without him i would not be at the level i'm on right now. I started going into sports, but he kept going on in portraits and is always trying to build great concepts and be creative, proofs ingenuity and wants to make unique photos! This would be great for him!

Devian • 6 years ago

I'd like to give this tutorial to my friend Gustavo he is an incredible photographer and I've learnt so much from him

Bud Clews • 6 years ago

I just want to say that I purchased the PhotoshopCAFE tutorial. I'm only part way through it and it is definitely worth the money. If you have ever wanted to tag along with Ben on a shoot then you should get this. I highly recommend it! It should also help with your Von Wong withdrawal symptoms...

Le rédacteur en chef • 6 years ago

My friend is in the medical care system. She spend most of her time giving to her patient. Photography gives her Energy. Just as if the magical scheme of picture gives her the light in her eyes. And it is transmetted to her patient.
Help me to give her more magic to distribute.

Marko Mohrdekaiser • 6 years ago

Kudos to You, sir, for being a positive role model for all the artists out there who need some encouraging to find their way in the world. And in light of that which you are trying to accomplish, I would appreciate if a special person of mine, named Valeria, would be one of the lucky ones to receive some tutelage in the form you are offering now :)
Let's just say that she knows how hard it is being a sort of an artist in the world, or trying to become one, and she needs some encouraging.
Thank You either way!

Natalia Zahora • 6 years ago

I'd like to give this Tutorial to my friend Kasia J. (makargina) because she supports me everyday, giving me inspiration, helps me with learning new photoshop techniques and allows me to use her photostudio over and over again. She is geogrgeus friend and at the same time my biggest rival!
She is a huge fan of Von Wong art. and I hope she will continue her magnificent work with a help of your tutorial :)

Wayne Myers • 6 years ago

I would like to gift this tutorial to my boss, friend and mentor Michael Sewell, he has worked tirelessly as a photographer for 3 decades, he has an old school attitude and to be honest he doesn't get that much chance to be inspired by others. I want to ignite the passion for his personal work once again. Who better to do this than VonWong.

Laura Amber • 6 years ago

I want to gift this tutorial to three people (Somnolemt Images, Liancary or Althreya) or and no matter how hard I tried to "choose" one, I want to give it to all of these three ladies because they inspire me and we are almost all of the same young age, working in the industry of fine art/fashion photography and trying to find it. If I would win it, I would just let someone else blindly pick a little piece of paper with one name on and give it to one of these amazing ladies to be happy with. They're all such wonderful people and we all inspire each other back and fourth. It's simply amazing and its a way of thanking them for what they have given me.