Ben Brown was born on March 13, 1986. By the age of 16 he was a member of the Great Britain Sprint and/or Marathon teams for Kayaking.
He would regularly place in the top 3 at National Championships for both teams as he blazed his way through the junior kayaking ranks. His skill was evident when he became Britain’s first ever Junior Men’s Marathon World Championship in 2003.
His next couple years would not be as successful as his 2003 year, but in 2007 he would partner up with teammate Jon Schofield to race the 500m sprint, where they would dominate the field of competitors to make the finals of the Sprint World Championships. They would fall just short of Beijing Olympic qualification by 0.2 seconds.
Ben would continue his run of dominance in 2010 where he would go undefeated throughout the season and win the National marathon Championships, both marathon World Cups, and becoming Marathon World Champion, Britain’s first since Ivan Lawler in 1999.
In 2011 Ben became a self funded athlete and, again, went undefeated nationally while taking home the World Cup in Rome. After a disappointing 12th place in Singapore that year, Ben would decide to take a break from kayaking to focus on photography and videography.
Ben Brown now hosts a successful YouTube channel where he does daily vlogs of his adventures all around the world. He also takes incredible photos which he offers up for sale on his website. In addition to his daily vlogs, you can find him participating in another YouTube channel where he plays video games with his roommate.
We really enjoy Ben’s vlogs as he does a lot of traveling and he’s got the personality for it. A lot of people like to claim that Ben copied Casey Neistat when it comes to his vlogging style, but Ben has been vlogging for a lot longer than Casey has, and has been doing very similar things, like using a drone, for a while. Ben’s vlogs do not have the intense camera setup and production value that Casey’s have, but they are still a lot of fun to follow.
Ben Brown’s Camera Gear
When we first started following Ben’s daily vlogs he was using a Canon G7 X point and shoot camera to capture his days, but as of late it appears that he has since moved on to a Sony mirrorless camera (see sidebar), to capture all of his video. It could be due to the fact that the Sony is able to shoot 4k video, or maybe he just likes Sony cameras.
In addition to this mirrorless Sony camera, he also uses the Phantom 4 drone to capture arial shots. He does carry around a Canon DSLR camera, but he mainly uses that for shooting photography as opposed to using it for vlogging like others do.