The Hidden Toll of Photography


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A fascinating ‘advice’ article in this month’s Professional Photographer cast a light on a problem that is the bane of many photographers’ lives – back pain

While sportsmen and women often say their high wages are due to a short career which may be even shorter due to injury, no one tells the aspiring Nick Knight or Annie Leibovitz that success means that accompanying paycheck for the successful photographer is likely to be some modicum of back and neck pain. Or even some sort of RSI. Lugging cameras and equipment around, kneeling and squeezing into awkward positions to get the right angle doesn’t help.

Professional Photographer has a feature offering some sound advice on avoiding back pain.

Professional Photographer, September 2012

Any photographers out there with stories around back/neck pain? And also any tips on how to avoid and deal with it?

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Professional Photographer, September 2012


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