Ben Horton National Geographic Photographer

Ben Horton started his career as a photographer by taking photographs of places where other people simply couldn’t go. The more remote the location, the harder it was to get there, the more appeal it had for the young upstart. It wasn’t long before Ben moved on to working in the commercial world, and was picked up by some of the top names in fashion and advertising. As it goes, Ben’s original passion caught ahold of him once again while shooting a documentary project on a remote island in the Pacific. Ben was awarded the first ever National Geographic Young Explorers Grant for work he did to expose the issue of shark poaching on Cocos Island and as a result, he was invited to join National Geographic Explorer in Residence Will Steger on a two month arctic adventure, using photography to document the effects of global warming. Ben is now a contributing photographer for National Geographic, and the founder of ACCESS, an advertising agency that connects brands with authentic adventures.

An image from "ACCESS Spring" a collaborative campaign shot for Olukai, Surftech, and Kaenon.

Ben blogs regularly for a number of different media outlets, including Outdoor Photographer, Matador Network, The Inertia, REI, and National Geographic.

Outdoor Photographer

Outdoor Photographer

Matador Network

Matador network

Red Bull Media

Ben posts to the Instagram accounts of National Geographic Travel (17 million followers) and Nat Geo Creative (6.5 million followers).

Ben uses Canon cameras and Speedlight flashes on all of his projects. He brings a very high level of visibility to the brand through hosting television shows for National Geographic, and appearing in TV commercials on Nat Geo TV with his camera.

The Beach, A Photographers Journey (plays internationally)

Ben has 40k followers on Instagram, 3k on Facebook, 38K on Tumblr, and 1.6K on Twitter. He uses these platforms to distribute the content that he creates to a targeted audience and advocates for the brands he believes in. Canon is featured regularly, and is in the Bio of his Instagram profile.

Ben will be teaching star photography workshops in Joshua Tree National Park with his Canon equipment through AirBnB Experiences, a specialized tour exclusively for AirBnB travelers.

Shooting big wall climbing in Yosemite

Ben takes Canon around the world on his adventures, and would love to be able to work directly with Canon to maximize the effectiveness of his work promoting the brand.

On assignment shooting bull sharks in Costa Rican Rivers for National Geographic.

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