podcast : Ben Owens - sports photographer
On this episode hear from Ben Owens as he shares a snapshot of his life as a freelance photographer. Ben speaks to the adventures (hello pumpkin cutter and restaurant owner) that've shaped him into the man he is today.
Ben shares what pushed him take the leap into the freelance lifestyle and what it's like working in the distinct active/sport photography field in Vancouver. We jam on competition, defining your photographic style and the silencing the inner critic.
As entrepreneurs, we address money and choking on seeing the worth in our work. We discuss how freebies and probono work correlate to profitability and the overall effects on the local industry.
We switch gears and Ben takes us back to growing up in Australia. He opens up about what it was like having Crocodile Dundee as his Dad and the experience of coming out to his parents. Plus you'll be shocked to hear his brush with death at 7 years old.
We fangirl hard over our mutual love for Ben's husband, Derek... and how we can't help ourselves with chin selfies.
Ben's inspiration + mentors
I can't say enough good things about Ben's photography and I highly recommend Ben for your next shoot.