ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Recognizing and Managing Stress and Trauma as a Photographer

By July 15, 2019 Current News

Screenshot of article posted at FstoppersCross-posted from Fstoppers
[by CS Muncy]

No matter how long you’ve been shooting, there’s always been a kind of base level of stress that hangs in the background for every photographer, just out of sight. It’s one of those things that’s always there, even if you don’t notice it.

For some photographers, it comes from the uncertainty of the job. Will I be able to make rent this month? Do I have to choose between food or gear? Are my clients ever going to clear that invoice?

For other photographers, that fear can be more immediate: Are those people going to hurt me?

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