Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Photography tips: Photographers shouldn't do sports

Lately, many of my photographing friends tell me they go to the gym to work out. Sure, sure, obesity is a big problem world wide, and exercise is one way to loose weight. I know all that, and yes, I could do with a couple of pounds less myself. Fair is fair.

But hey, come on! Summer’s here! Who needs the gym? There is a world out there, you know? And this world wants you. And it wants your camera. We all know that the normal world hides pretty pictures. It’s up to you to go out and find them. Leave your car at home. Yes, you can do that, don’t be afraid, your car won’t blame you. Take the bike. Bicycle that is, not your motorbike! Or go by foot. Slow travel gives you time to actually look at the world. That is the way to discover these hidden pretty pictures.

By the way, did you know that burning body fat is done by long exercise at not too high a pace? Yup, walking or cycling will do the trick better than exercising at the gym. And you won’t waste your time. You are doing the thing you like best: taking pics.

So photographers, get out instead of loosing your precious time at the gym. But should you still decide to go, bring your camera and do what you do best.

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