I know a few singers who have occasionally pushed things a little too far with their voices. More often than not, the prescription for a strained voice is vocal rest. Telling a singer to stop singing is easier said than done.
A similar strain can apply to a photographer’s eyes.
On a particularly rushed shoot day like I experienced today. I had lots of people in front of the camera, I spent lots of time selecting images and I did some preliminary digital computer work. This lead to some eye strain.
With eye drops and two different kinds of glasses, I did my best to mitigate the effects, but by lunchtime, I was ready for some visual rest.
However, the place I chose for lunch didn’t give me a minute to rest my eyes.
As it turned out I soon forgot about my eyestrain as I quickly ate and slowly wandered.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.