There’s something about a photographer and his/her camera.
When they think of a new idea, take on a new assignment, or simply hear of “breaking news” across town, they are off and running with camera in hand.
That comes with the territory – its part of the job.
Unless you had a dinner planned, and you now have to cancel.
While every job has its ups and downs, a photographer tends to live and breathe photography 24 hours a day.
Yet that’s not good for you – or for your family.
As with every career, learning a few life balance tips early on can be the difference between having a family – or living life on the road alone.
Separate family time and work time
Even though you love what you do, and it’s enticing to head into the studio to Photoshop your last shoot, set up a schedule first and stick to it. While there will always be the little emergencies that come along, don’t make it a habit. Create a work and personal schedule and stick to it. We turn off our computers Friday night, and turn them back on Monday morning. While that took many months to train ourselves to stick to that schedule, we wouldn’t change it now for anything. We highly value our personal free time on the weekends. [Read more...]