A recent list of most stressful jobs was posted. I was shocked to see that mine was on there, at least one of the hats I wear. And NO Parenting/Mother was not on the list. But Photojournalism was! Catching that moment with out posing or creating is tough. Waiting and being patient for the right moment to push the shutter button, is a tough duty. For those in Magazine, they have to get the shot right the first time to beat the competition. But basically one has to have the eye and creative insight to capture random moments. This is what the rest of the list from CNBS read:
Here are the 10 most-stressful jobs in America in 2012:
1. Enlisted military soldier
3. Airline pilot
4. Military general
5. Police officer
6. Event coordinator
7. Public relations executive
8. Corporate executive (CEO)
10. Taxi driver
9th!!! WOW!!! But the competition for being a Photographer is great now today than say 9 years ago. I have seen a great decline in business in the past 3 years to say, it is tough for a Professional Photographer to stay above water in today’s easy availability of a “good” camera. There are many who do not own even a Professional Series Camera, but a “good” camera and going the work I am doing. Technology has made it easy!
I would add to the final of this blog, if you are going to hire a photographer make sure she/he is a registered business paying taxes and has business insurance!
I hope your New Year is off to a great and wonderful start! Hope to see you soon~~~