4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Brandon Gong’s on set workout look

Lights, camera, fashion!

Brandon sports all black, non-reflective clothing while on set.
Brandon sports all black, non-reflective clothing while on set.

Sometimes one’s job dictates one’s style. In the case of a photographer on-set, fashion choices must be ergonomic, comfortable, and durable. When you’re lifting heavy cameras and lights and running around to capture the perfect angle for 12 hours at a time, your clothing has to work with you, not against you. This is something Brandon Gong (@brandon.gong) knows well. He’s a professional camera operator and photographer from the Bay Area.

While on set, Brandon prefers dri fit t-shirts — “because being on set, it’s like a workout” — and cooperative shoes. His outfit pictured here is fit for the job: a black dri fit shirt (Nike, $20); black, durable and non-reflective jeans (Levi’s, $40); a snapback hat (Odesza, $40 from their live concert, pre-pandemic); and a chest strap for lugging around gear (Conterra, $75).

Brandon sports all black, non-reflective clothing while on set.

“When I’m working,” says Gong, “I try to exhibit my own style, but I also want the clothing I buy to fit my lifestyle. At times, I do copy clothing that I see on set and pull inspiration from other crew members. Like when I see some nice boots, I like to ask where the person picked them up from.”

That’s how he picked up his Conterra chest strap, which he refers to as his most useful piece to wear while on-set.

When Brandon’s not shooting, he’s typically out exploring the nooks of what California’s diverse landscape has to offer and capturing stunning photos. Sometimes, his occupation and adventures go hand in hand, which makes the clothing he purchases essential for all aspects of his life. While on a shoot in the mountains of Arizona (see photo), Brandon sported another black Nike dri fit shirt, black Lululemon slacks ($70), and flat black sneakers (Vans, $40). He completed the outfit with his favorite flannel (Muji, $25). “I’ve had that flannel for about six years now. It’s lasted me through countless video shoots, oversea adventures, and hikes around the world.”

Although he doesn’t have an allegiance to any particular clothing store, Brandon likes to shop around REI to pick up new pieces while also exploring second-hand stores and thrift shops, plus Ross and TJ Maxx.

“I really like the fact that all of the clothing REI sells is made for durability, since it’s an outdoor gear store. The one-year warranty, even if it’s been used, is pretty great too.”

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Baja shies away from medical marijuana

Loto Rojo Foundation to the rescue
Next Article

San Diego parks open for business

Restaurants, gyms, churches
Brandon sports all black, non-reflective clothing while on set.
Brandon sports all black, non-reflective clothing while on set.

Sometimes one’s job dictates one’s style. In the case of a photographer on-set, fashion choices must be ergonomic, comfortable, and durable. When you’re lifting heavy cameras and lights and running around to capture the perfect angle for 12 hours at a time, your clothing has to work with you, not against you. This is something Brandon Gong (@brandon.gong) knows well. He’s a professional camera operator and photographer from the Bay Area.

While on set, Brandon prefers dri fit t-shirts — “because being on set, it’s like a workout” — and cooperative shoes. His outfit pictured here is fit for the job: a black dri fit shirt (Nike, $20); black, durable and non-reflective jeans (Levi’s, $40); a snapback hat (Odesza, $40 from their live concert, pre-pandemic); and a chest strap for lugging around gear (Conterra, $75).

Brandon sports all black, non-reflective clothing while on set.

“When I’m working,” says Gong, “I try to exhibit my own style, but I also want the clothing I buy to fit my lifestyle. At times, I do copy clothing that I see on set and pull inspiration from other crew members. Like when I see some nice boots, I like to ask where the person picked them up from.”

That’s how he picked up his Conterra chest strap, which he refers to as his most useful piece to wear while on-set.

When Brandon’s not shooting, he’s typically out exploring the nooks of what California’s diverse landscape has to offer and capturing stunning photos. Sometimes, his occupation and adventures go hand in hand, which makes the clothing he purchases essential for all aspects of his life. While on a shoot in the mountains of Arizona (see photo), Brandon sported another black Nike dri fit shirt, black Lululemon slacks ($70), and flat black sneakers (Vans, $40). He completed the outfit with his favorite flannel (Muji, $25). “I’ve had that flannel for about six years now. It’s lasted me through countless video shoots, oversea adventures, and hikes around the world.”

Although he doesn’t have an allegiance to any particular clothing store, Brandon likes to shop around REI to pick up new pieces while also exploring second-hand stores and thrift shops, plus Ross and TJ Maxx.

“I really like the fact that all of the clothing REI sells is made for durability, since it’s an outdoor gear store. The one-year warranty, even if it’s been used, is pretty great too.”

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

San Diego County's waterfalls

Next Article

Liquid Blue Live from the Whiskey, UCSD Artist Lecture: Cortez, Saturday Morning at the Zoo

Events January 21-January 23, 2020
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close