Benjamin van der Spek

Benjamin van der Spek is an award winning photographer who is active around the globe with a keen eye for extraordinary compositions and dramatic lighting.

A Dutch photographer and educator, graduated in fine arts, art history and art education, Benjamin uses the past to open our eyes to the present and the future.

Benjamin is also one of the most active contributors to our Facebook group, The Traveling Image Makers’ Corner.

In this episode, we discussed with Benjamin the unique challenges and opportunities that being a teacher present to a travel photographer and when it makes sense to quit your day job to pursue a full-time career in photography, if ever.

Duration 36m 47s.

Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Photos by Benjamin


TTIM 102 – Benjamin van der Spek and Not Quitting Your Day Job
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