Dear Photographers of the World and Their Spouses,
Let me introduce myself: I am a Photographer’s Wife. I am one of the women sharing the same fate: being behind and beside you, dear Photographer.
We, the photographer’s wives share a ton of experience, adventures and knowledge. We stand in the doorway with our most lovely smile when you take your 60-pound backpack and tripod to leave for a photo workshop. We roll our eyes when a “family holiday” solely means for you sitting underneath a camouflage net in the (damn) early morning to take photos of some kind of birds. And we are the ones who really try to listen with the greatest enthusiasm possible when you explain something amazing like the difference between sRGB and Adobe RGB. We know that the camouflage clothes, base layers and special underwears must be the first on the washing list in order you can leave for a new photo session whenever you would like to.
We are one of the few who have ever seen an adult person trying to find the focus on the bird’s eye with one hand and open a chocolate bar with the other one simultaneously. If the birds finally are on the right position, nothing else matters!
And how much more experience we have! We are the Photographer’s Wives.
I have been being a photographer’s wife for 12 years now. I have an enourmosly huge experience on the subject and – Dear Photographers – I want to show your world from a different angle.
I have to say being a photographer’s wife is not an easy task. We face millions of challenges: How the hell should I remember whether the 70-200 or 24-80 is needed for landscapes? Or both? It involves many sacrifices: I must unpack my hair dryer because the fortyfifth filter or AKOPS (AnyKindOfPhotographyStuff) needs place in the suitcase.
A dear friend of mine, R. said that there are two types of IT wife. The one who is only listening his husband and nodding “yes, darling” but has no idea what he is talking about. And the another one – sooner or later – get the hang of IT stuff. Well, I won the lottery: I got two in one (a software developer and a photographer as well). The best combination 🙂
Slowly but surely I understand words such as RAW, CanonNikonPentaxHasselblad, tilt-shift, shutter speed, auto focus, aperture.
There is one thing I must state right now. I will never ever get up 2 hours before sunrise just to take a photo of a sleepy, not-so-good-looking bird. Thanks, but I skip this!
If you are a brave Photographer, just keep reading the future posts! Fellow Photographer’s wives, drop me a few words if you agree with me!