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发布者: 澳洲大头 | 发布时间: 2011-10-28 08:12| 查看数: 3806| 评论数: 14|帖子模式

栓的故事
2009年的6月,我遭遇了一次严重车祸,昏迷了好几个星期。并导致无法行走,右臂也失去了能力。车祸对我造成的伤多到无法在这里一一列出。两年来我一直生活在医院和康复中心之间。

以前的生活已经变成遥远的回忆。一些习以为常无需思考的事情,现在需要花很大力气和时间来完成。朋友关系也发生了变化,因为现在我必须靠帮助才能生存。很长一段时间我的生活失去了希望。 压抑整日伴随着我。

然而,大约六个月前。。。。。。

Shaun’s Story
In June of 2009 I was involved in a serious traffic accident that left me in a coma for several weeks and unable to walk or use my left arm. The list of injuries I have are longer than I can include here and so the last 2 years of my life have largely been spent for me in hospital or rehabilitation centres.

Much of my past life is a distant memory – things I used to take for granted and do without thinking take hours of effort to achieve, friendships have changed as I’ve become reliant upon others to survive and for a long time I lived without much hope. Depression became a state I lived in 24/7.

Camera Therapy
Around 6 months ago, and as part of my rehabilitation, my therapist suggested that I try to introduce something creative into my life. I think he was just trying to get me to think of something outside of my situation. He suggested painting but also mentioned in passing another patient who had taken up photography.

Being a techy guy (in my past life) I liked the idea of getting a camera and after a lot of research purchased a small four thirds format camera (a Panasonic GF1). I wanted a DSLR but due to their size and my limited movement (I do everything with one hand) I went for a lighter and smaller camera.

I also spent a heap of time on your website since buying the camera. I’ve not taken photos before but dPS has taught me a lot!

Over the last 6 months my life has changed a lot. Physically I’m improving a little – although still live life in a wheelchair and am very restricted in my movement – but

emotionally I’m a different guy and much of it is a result of photography.My Photographic Challenges

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Pictured: Photographer using the 'Mount Mover'



There are a lot of challenges to take a simple photo for me. For example:

  • Getting to a location to photograph can be tough – I like street photography and landscapes and much of my life is confined to my small apartment or rehab centres.
  • Keeping my camera still – I ended up getting a small Tripod attachment welded by a friend to my wheelchair which has helped me a lot. Now my camera is in front of me any time I’m in my chair. I’ve since found purpose made mounts for wheelchairs and have just ordered one (the Mount Mover) – this will also enable me to consider a DSLR.
  • Just taking a shot – when I’m out with other photographers I notice that they are able to take a lot of shots from different angles and compositions that I’m not able to get.

How Photography Gives Me Hope
However despite the challenges photography has made me feel alive again. It has become a very therapeutic thing.
  • It gives me something to think about that is not related to my pain or injuries.
  • It gives me motivation to get well again.
  • It takes me out of sitting alone in my apartment.
  • It has given me dreams for the future.
  • It has given me a social interaction with other photographers (online and in real life).

My photos are not as technically brilliant as many of your authors – but that’s not what photography is about for me. For me it is a part of getting well and celebrating life, something I never thought I’d do again.A Tip for Able Bodied Photographers

One ‘tip’ that I’d like to give other photographers is to ‘SLOW DOWN’. One of the bonuses of living my life is that nothing happens fast. As a result I see a lot more than I think many other photographers do. I also am forced to consider every element of my shot – composition, light, settings etc.

I see a lot of photographers racing around to get their shots. Not considering what they’re seeing and just snapping off a heap of shots very quickly and racing on to their next location. I suspect a lot of photographers could learn a great deal by slowing down.


转载自: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2S ... -gave-me-hope-again

最新评论

小河 发表于 2011-10-28 08:23:04
这对我不是玩笑。。。
UWB 发表于 2011-10-28 08:27:54

真不容易。。
澳洲大头 发表于 2011-10-28 08:29:12
这对我不是玩笑。。。
小河 发表于 2011-10-28 08:23



    真的?但愿你没什么大碍吧。不妨跟大家说说你的情况。。。。。
小河 发表于 2011-10-28 08:45:24
真的?但愿你没什么大碍吧。不妨跟大家说说你的情况。。。。。 ...
澳洲大头 发表于 28/10/2011 10:29

谢大头,我慢慢来,别给大家扫兴。。。
澳洲大头 发表于 2011-10-28 08:59:09
谢大头,我慢慢来,别给大家扫兴。。。
小河 发表于 2011-10-28 08:45



    不会的。慢慢来吧。。。。。
小河 发表于 2011-10-28 09:37:08
不会的。慢慢来吧。。。。。
澳洲大头 发表于 28/10/2011 10:59

收菜喽。。。
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澳洲大头 发表于 2011-10-28 09:38:35
收菜喽。。。
小河 发表于 2011-10-28 09:37



    这都你种的?
mofun 发表于 2011-10-28 09:50:12
很不错的故事,说不定今后用得着。老满有篇日志讲Galen Rowell.
他的学生/助手也讲了一个类似的故事,靠摄影从忧郁症中走出来。

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Chasing Galen   

by Thom Hogen
A long time ago, or so it seems now, I trained as a filmmaker and photographer. As I came of age, I served as photographer for my high school yearbook, a couple of newspapers, shot photos and film for television stations, and even worked for a short time as a stringer to ABC News at one point. But when I got involved in computers in 1976, I sold off my cameras, and pretty much gave up any creative activity. I was a computer nerd before the stereotype even existed.

For 15 years the only camera I owned was an inexpensive point-and-shoot, which I rarely used.

In the early 90's, depressed from the breakup of a long-term relationship that should have lasted a lifetime, tired from the unrelenting pace of product development in Silicon Valley, and bored by always having to take short vacations in Tahoe, I decided it was time for a long visit to someplace that would rekindle my innate curiosity and love of anything new. While browsing through the glossy brochure of Wilderness Travel looking for the truly exotic adventure, Africa suddenly beckoned.

Lions. Elephants. Wildebeest. Oh my.

So I immediately signed up for a tour to Botswana and started reading everything I could find on the area in anticipation of my coming adventure. A month of Africa immersion later--two months before the trip was to depart--a very apologetic Wilderness Travel representation called to tell me that they had to cancel that trip. Meanwhile, the company I worked at, GO Corporation, was fighting for its life. Our product, the Penpoint operating system, was just a bit ahead of its time (actually, it still would be if launched today). Girlfriend gone. Trip canceled. Company closing down. My depression was nearly complete.

A few weeks later, as I was wading through an unappealing assortment of employment ads in the San Jose Mercury News, Wilderness Travel called again. Did I still want to go to Botswana?

I considered my dwindling bank account and lack of a job.

"Sure," I answered.

"Do you have a camera?"

What kind of question was that? Since when did tour operators care about whether you bring a camera on their trips?

"This new tour goes to the same destinations as the one you originally booked, but it's part of a photo workshop with Galen Rowell," came the answer. "Do you know who Galen Rowell is?"

I knew who Galen was. Growing up in the Bay Area and having spent a great deal of time researching and hiking in Yosemite, I had encountered his inspiring Sierra photography many times. In fact, I had just seen an exhibit of his photos, and greatly admired the photos from Mountain Light, one of his coffee table books that was "in" at the time. I wasn't exactly sure what Galen was going to do in Botswana, as I had always associated him with climbing in the Sierra, but a great photographer should be at least a decent photography teacher, right?

As I prepared for the trip, I made a pact with myself. Wherever Galen went, I was going to follow. I wanted to find out just how he got all those great shots. I wouldn't make a nuisance of myself, but I wanted to see him at work, close up. Since I'm the embodiment of the law "a body at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by a force," I even wrote this pact out in my notebook: "Wherever Galen goes, I go." I practiced saying this out loud to reinforce the message, then promptly plopped down on the couch for a nap.



Botswana is flat as a pancake. From the northern border to the southern there's a total elevation difference of five feet, which is one of the reasons why the Okavango River delta empties into a desert instead of an ocean.



Flat except for a pimple of a rock called the Tsodillo Hills, which juts up out of the otherwise featureless terrain. The attraction here is bushmen paintings on the rocks. After landing on a dirt strip nearby, we walked all around the Hills photographing paintings at eye level, until we came to the best ones.



These paintings are up maybe 100 feet or more above the base. Like everyone else on the tour, I took out my 500mm lens, put an extender on it, and started shooting. Then I looked at Galen. He wasn't getting out his longest lens, he was getting out his 16mm lens and discarding all the rest of his gear. What the?

Did I mention that Galen's a renowned climber? Somehow I had managed to ignore that when I made my pledge to follow him. But I quickly abandoned my long lens and other gear, grabbed my 17mm lens and headed off after Galen.

Did I mention that I'm not a renowned climber? Actually, I'm not a climber at all. More like a faller, actually. Nevertheless, I did my best to watch what Galen was doing and scramble up the rocks and cliff behind him as fast as I could.

I arrived about at the top about fifteen minutes after Galen. He turned to me and said, "Oh good, I needed a model. Here, climb this rock and straddle the gap looking over the paintings." For a few minutes I modeled for Galen, then we reversed roles and he modeled for me (I just ran across Galen's version of me climbing above the paintings in the 2005 Geographic Expeditions catalog).



This, then, is how my "Chasing Galen" series began. Over the years I've gone on a number of memorable trips with him. During that time I've shot Galen:

hanging off the only cliff in Botswana;


http://bythom.com/chasing.htm
大家拿 发表于 2011-10-28 09:50:35
很有毅力!拍照确实给他带来了很多乐趣,这对康复太重要了。。。
小河 发表于 2011-10-28 10:09:27
这都你种的?
澳洲大头 发表于 28/10/2011 11:38

我种的都换金币了。。。
超市里掐滴。 (镜头可是莱卡 ^_- )
Stone 发表于 2011-10-28 13:05:42
吓我一跳! 我还以为是我们敬爱的大头遭遇了严重车祸呢。。。。
澳洲大头 发表于 2011-10-28 13:24:26
吓我一跳! 我还以为是我们敬爱的大头遭遇了严重车祸呢。。。。
Stone 发表于 2011-10-28 13:05



    
rpan 发表于 2011-10-29 19:51:19
澳洲大头 发表于 2011-10-28 13:24



    摄影至少是我们充实
幸福剧团 发表于 2014-4-24 05:35:25
摄长!
怎么错过这么好的帖呢。

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