Meet bettina bogar, hungarian born photographer, creative producer, and gifted storyteller

INSPIRED BY HER MOTHER’S FILM CAMERAS, BETTINA FELL IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE AGE OF 9.

BORN IN HUNGARY, SHE RELOCATED TO CANADA AND IS NOW LIVING IN SUNNY CALIFORNIA — PURSUING HER PASSION FOR LEARNING ALL SHE CAN ABOUT THE WORLD AND REFLECTING BEAUTY BACK TO ITS PEOPLE.

ALONG HER JOURNEY, SHE’S LEARNED THAT GREAT COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS ALL ABOUT PROVIDING STRIKING IMAGES THAT CAPTURE A BRAND’S ESSENCE.

AS A COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER, WITH A BACKGROUND IN ART DIRECTION & HIGH-END CREATIVE PRODUCTION BETTINA DOES IT SHOOTS, PRODUCES, AND ART DIRECTS CONTENT FOR CLIENTS IN THE ADVERTISING, BEAUTY, FITNESS, LIFESTYLE, AND TRAVEL INDUSTRIES. KNOWN FOR HER WEST COAST AESTHETIC, HER UNIQUE WAY OF WORKING WITH NATURAL LIGHT, AND HER CRISP, BRIGHT, AIRY STILL PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE, HER FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD IS GETTING TO KNOW PEOPLE AND TELLING THEIR STORIES THROUGH HER ART.

HER CLIENTELE INCLUDES NOTABLE GREATS SUCH AS OPI, NEW BALANCE, AIRBNB, LULULEMON, AERIE, AMERICAN EXPRESS, AND CHEVROLET, AMONG MANY OTHERS. THE LIST IS EXHAUSTIVE.

IN THIS EPISODE, BETTINA SHARES HER EXPERIENCES OF GROWING UP IN HUNGARY, BEING RAISED BY A SINGLE MOM WHOM SHE CONSIDERS AS HER ROLE MODEL, OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF HER TEENAGE YEARS, AND EVENTUALLY MOVING TO CANADA WHICH LED TO HER JOURNEY OF BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGR

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[4:07] BETTINA WAS BORN IN A SMALL TOWN IN HUNGARY AND WAS RAISED BY HER SINGLE MOM. SHE ADMIRES HER MOM’S TENACITY AND CONSIDERS HER MOM HER ROLE MODEL.

[6:15] ALTHOUGH BETTINA WAS A VERY SMART STUDENT IN SCHOOL, SHE WAS OFTEN BULLIED BY HER PEERS.

[6:26]] BETTINA DESCRIBES HER LITTLE SISTER AS HER FIRST LOVE. AS A SINGLE MOTHER, THEIR MOTHER HAD TO WORK LONG HOURS, SO BETTINA BECAME HER SISTER’S PRIMARY CAREGIVER.

[08:54] BETTINA FOUND HER BEST FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY IN HIGH SCHOOL.

[11:25] AS A CHILD, BETTINA ENJOYED DANCING AND PHOTOGRAPHING HER LITTLE SISTER.

[15:13] PHOTOGRAPHY IS A LOT ABOUT BODY LANGUAGE.

[16:51] READING IS BETTINA’S FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND HER FREE TIME. GROWING UP, SHE FREQUENTED THE LIBRARY AND DEVELOPED A LIFELONG LOVE OF READING.

[23:58] BETTINA DEVELOPED A LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AS A CHILD BY USING HER MOTHER’S FILM CAMERA.  SHE WOULD SPEND ALL OF HER ALLOWANCES ON HAVING THE FILMS DEVELOPED.

[25:27] AT 21, BETTINA KNEW SHE WANTED TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER

[27:59] UNSURE ABOUT WHAT CAREER PATH TO TAKE, BETTINA FOLLOWED HER MOTHER’S ADVICE AND ENROLLED IN A UNIVERSITY TO STUDY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.

[29:10] AFTER GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE, BETTINA LANDED AN OFFICE JOB WHICH MADE HER MOM REALLY PROUD BUT SHE ALSO SENSED A GROWING UNEASE WITHIN HERSELF AND KNEW THAT SHE HAD TO MAKE A CHANGE.

[30:08] BETTINA QUIT HER JOB AND MOVED TO CANADA, WHERE SHE MET HER BOYFRIEND AT THAT TIME. HE INTRODUCED HER TO HIS PHOTOGRAPHER FRIEND, WHO TAUGHT HER THE BASICS OF DSLR.

[33:39] BETTINA TALKS ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER DAD.

[38:33] HER FIRST GIG WAS WITH 500 PIXELS, WHERE SHE WORKED AS A CONTENT CURATOR FOR THEIR STOCK IMAGE COLLECTION.

[40:58] BETTINA’S BIG BREAK CAME ABOUT WHEN SHE WAS ASKED TO SHOOT PHOTOS FOR THE METROPOLIS CITIES COLLECTION.

[44:02] BETTINA DESCRIBES HOW SHE HAS TRIED TO GET HER MOTHER TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN HER LIFE.

[46:25] TAKE IT ONE BREATH AT A TIME, NOT ONE STEP AT A TIME BECAUSE HOW YOU FEEL AT THE MOMENT CAN BE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 20 MINUTES FROM NOW.

[50:53] BETTINA CREDITS HER SUCCESS, IN PART, TO THE INFLUENCE OF HER MENTORS. AND SO, SHE MAKES A POINT OF GIVING BACK TO HER COMMUNITY BY MENTORING OTHERS.

[51:20] BETTINA SHARES THE THINGS THAT HAVE HELPED HER SEE HERSELF IN A MORE POSITIVE LIGHT.

[59:22] THE FAST 5 QUESTIONS.

[01:03:42] LOOKING BACK AT SOME OF HER OLD PHOTOS, BETTINA REALIZED HOW MUCH LOVE SHE HAS FOR EVERYONE IN HER LIFE.

about Bettina Bogar

BETTINA BOGAR IS A HUNGARIAN BORN PHOTOGRAPHER, CREATIVE PRODUCER, AND GIFTED STORYTELLER.

INSPIRED BY HER MOTHER’S FILM CAMERAS, BETTINA FELL IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE AGE OF 9. BORN IN HUNGARY, SHE RELOCATED TO CANADA AND IS NOW LIVING IN SUNNY CALIFORNIA — PURSUING HER PASSION FOR LEARNING ALL SHE CAN ABOUT THE WORLD AND REFLECTING BEAUTY BACK TO ITS PEOPLE.

ALONG HER JOURNEY, SHE’S LEARNED THAT GREAT COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS ALL ABOUT PROVIDING STRIKING IMAGES THAT CAPTURE A BRAND’S ESSENCE.

AS A COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER, WITH A BACKGROUND IN ART DIRECTION & HIGH-END CREATIVE PRODUCTION, BETTINA DOES IT ALL SHOOTS, PRODUCES, AND ART DIRECTS CONTENT FOR CLIENTS IN THE ADVERTISING, BEAUTY, FITNESS, LIFESTYLE, AND TRAVEL INDUSTRIES. KNOWN FOR HER WEST COAST AESTHETIC, HER UNIQUE WAY OF WORKING WITH NATURAL LIGHT, AND HER CRISP, BRIGHT, AIRY STILL PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE, HER FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD IS GETTING TO KNOW PEOPLE AND TELLING THEIR STORIES THROUGH HER ART.

HER CLIENTELE INCLUDES NOTABLE GREATS SUCH AS OPI, NEW BALANCE, AIRBNB, LULULEMON, AERIE, AMERICAN EXPRESS, AND CHEVROLET, AMONG MANY OTHERS.

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