l don't need to tell you to watch your back...
But I’m just about to do it - and I mean it literally. Let me tell you the story of cousin Wouter Brandsma, a talented and brave Dutch photographer and blogger. Recently he was out of luck. He actually broke his back.
What stunned me was, the very next day he was blogging again on his photography blog.
It reminded me that we photographers a lot of times actually do harm to our back. We are carrying heavy 5kg camera lens combinations. We are holding it for much to long time intervals in front of our heads. We are carrying 20kg camera bags on one shoulder, especially at the airport in the queue in front of the check in counter where we want give the impression that our bag is lightweights like a feather and that there is actually no need to check if it is heavier than the allowed 5kg for cabin luggage.
But we do things that are even much worse. Check the little video:
Please forgive me if I am a bit too much of a healthnut over here, but I really think many of us have the opportunity to decided to lead a much healthier life which usually is... a more happy life. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like this way of working also helps me to be more energetic, get more stuff done and add less weight in the process.
I wish you good light!
Wouters Blog: http://wouter28mm.wordpress.com