Interview with contributing photographer Ben Ray.
Ben Ray began his passion for photography 5 years ago. Over the past year Ben has been shooting full time and providing amazing images!
Ben Ray resides in Jacksonville, FL and travels the world doing what he loves.
GMM: How long have you been a photographer?
BR: About 5 years part time on and off for fun, and about 1 year as full-time professional photographer.
GMM: How did you get your start?
BR: I picked up my first camera about 6 years ago when I worked as a line rep in the fashion industry. I was finally able to start my own company last year after my father passed away. I owe everything I am to my Father! Push Play Photography is actually named in honor and in memory of him! I’ve always loved music, (which he of course knew). I also played baseball and was a Pitcher for 14 years, and one day after I had a bad game he told me, “Don’t rewind and dwell on what happened and don’t try to fast forward and rush to get over what happened. Learn from your mistakes, “Push Play” and everything will be alright.”
GMM: Do you like to keep your techniques a secret or do you like to share with others?
BR: I like to keep a few things a secret I guess. I think as a photographer you don’t need to share everything about your artistic and editing process. but most of the questions I get asked about how I edit pictures, lighting I use, etc., I will almost always answer.