Recently last wednesday to be exact I found my self in a horrific situation, wich got me thinking, first of taking better care of my self, but also about my entire career as a photographer.
Normally when I think about my assets as a photographer, I usually places them in the following order sorted by importance.
You won't get much further than the "family snapshot guy/girl", if you dont challenge your creativity, one thing I have found extremely usefull to keep my creativity on top is to spend hours after hours scrolling trough photo sites. A few recomendations would be: Viewbug or 500px.
Well sitting at home dosen't really pushes your creativity, there is only a limited amount of things and angles you can shoot from, so your car, bike, legs are pretty important, Especially if you are like me facinated by the great outdoors.
We all know it you need a camera to play with, if it is a DSLR a decent kit lens, and a computer to post process your photos on. (This one used to be my most priced asset).
Now here is one that I never took into account, and the reason I started thinking about this in the first place.
Your eyes... yup your eyes,
They are just there have allways been, and if your not as unlucky as I was they will bere there for the rest of your life.
Now that phrase may sound a little worse than it is, but I was so unlucky to get some chemical hardner in both my eyes last wednesday at my day job, and ever since (the last 6 days) been struggeling with light sensitivity and a excruciating pain in my left eye. I called my doctor this morning he told me that my left eye ball at a 15mm long crack in it, ouch :-(
And to top it all off, the weather outside is bright sunny with some clouds, and the mailman just delivered a brand new fisheye lens at my doorstep.
So I right now I am sitting home looking at my laptop with brightness to minimum, and wearing sunglasses, just waiting eagerly for you guys to upload some fantastic images, so my inspiration can grow.
The point of my story is that your most valuable asset is you, so remember to take care of your self. I know I will from now on.