As a photographer, I believe it is always nice to be strong, mobile and in shape. After all, you’re probably shooting for quite a while, with gear that can weigh quite a lot, certainly if you shoot for a long time in a row or when you are at a festival running from one stage to another. We’re also often in positions that can ask a lot of our muscles when we shoot our subject from different angles.
I used to train a lot when I was a sprinter (until the doctor said I had to stop because the cartilage in my left knee is gone) and after I stopped running I still did some sports, but not as much anymore. Sprinting was really my cup of tea. But I continue to move: (stationary) bike, power training, walk and yoga. I am certain this helps me not only for my photography, but in life in general.
Here’s the Wolf Sets Fire playlist for your work-outs 🙂
Two weeks ago I joined BoySetsFire bass player Robert Ehrenbrand for a dynamic flow meditation. It was really nice to do and I’ll join more sessions in the future!
Fun fact: as this class is in German, I hoped I would understand a bit of what Robert would tell. In the end I could understand almost everything. So my understanding of German is still very good. 🙂
Did you know Robert also has a book: Die Kraft des Suchens? I’ll wait for the English version to come out though. 🙂
As I’ve always said that nature, music and sports are key for my health, I just might add sports photography to my nature, music and portraits photography one day. We’ll see. For now, all my attention will go to my family as our second kiddo will be born in the next week. 🙂