In Good Shape

Photojournalism is a physical occupation. You must have endurance, strength, flexibility, and speed. If a photographer is not in peak physical condition, they face back and neck pain, sore joints, and fatigue. We’re required to carry our camera gear with us at all times, or risk not getting the photograph at the decisive moment. Despite the advancements in camera gear technology, the equipment has not substantially decreased in weight, which is why good physical fitness is required. A lack of fitness may result in injuries and disability severe enough to limit, or even end, shooting careers. By making time for physical fitness, you’ll be increasing work stamina and valuable production hours to your day. In short, treat your body ...

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