Some of my friends and colleagues have been sharing some great information lately.
Nevada Weir, adventure travel photographer extraordinaire, shares a great post: The 10 things she wished she knew before becoming a professional travel photographer and the 10 things she’s glad she knew. Take number three in the “glad she knew” category:
I knew that I had some great traits for a traveler: I can handle alcohol; I can sleep anywhere; I have an “iron stomach”; I have a bad sense of smell; and I remain very calm in times of stress or uncertainty. All very useful for the solo traveler.
Funnily enough, I have all those same traits (especially the alcohol-holding abilities) EXCEPT that I do go to pieces in times of stress and uncertainty….but I’m working on it, sometimes even without the alcohol part!
To find out where Jim Richardson has been parking his fedora,why Stephen Alvarez craves getting high above all things, and why Joe McNally won’t confess to a swami, hit the jump.
I was wondering where Jim was as I often try to hit (and indeed have a link to) his Working Photographer blog and it seemed that he hadn’t updated it in months.
So I gave him a call to commiserate on “blogger’s block” (it’s just like writer’s block, only you don’t lose money if you don’t write, because nobody pays you anyway!), only to learn that Jim is far from battling blogger’s block, he’s just moved his blog to National Geographic’s site.
So if you’re missing Jim’s insights, head on over to the new site to get your fix.
And Stephen Alvarez, one of my favorite Geographic shooters, has found the ultimate toy for photographers. It’s not a camera or lens. But it’s guaranteed to get you high.
Trouble is, these things cost more than my car is worth (yes, I drive a cheap car, but it’s not that cheap). I’ve been looking at something similar, but I can’t justify $9 grand for something I’d probably crash the first time out. But we can dream can’t we? A nice late summer’s night dream…