What are the Best Exercises for Photographers?

What are the Best Exercises for Photographers?

Some of the Basic Exercises for Photographers

As a photographer, not only the need to be creative but also need a healthy body to be able to work in a dynamic environment. Photographers busy with the shoot because they don’t have time to exercise or go to the gym. Being a photographer can require adopting tricky positions to get the perfect shot.

Repetitive movements such as kneeling or sitting for extended periods of time can contribute to the weakness in the position where the spine and hips to keep our association in good and if we do for long enough that it can contribute to stress and back pain. Lead to fatigue and muscle pain after each concert form. The following exercises will help photographers have a healthy body and a better spirit.

Exercise for neck

When watching the machines create beautiful photos, the photographers must use more neck pain should usually stiff neck. When I use my Sony 6500, I often get neck pain because of the camera is to bulky with my long lens attached.

So, should take about 2 to 3 minutes after each rotation shares shoot. Can pan left, right, up, down. Each time rotate about 10 times very good for the neck.

Exercise for shoulder

How to set

you go upright. Legs shoulder width. You turned yourself to hand shoulder by a straight, loose, slowly bring your shoulders forward, up, back and down. That is only the beginning of the humerus in the shoulder joint rotation. Collective memory slowly. Episode 5 times and then rotate through episode 5 times reversed. You can have a look at this post to find more.

Trainer Mode

Episode 2 sessions per day, morning, afternoon. Each training session 40 times, 20 times and 20 times rotation reversed upon. For every 10 times, then rest for 10 minutes, then the next set.


This exercise helps increase the role of local circulation, enhances the likelihood of muscle relaxation and thus the analgesic effect. On the other hand, exercise also works to twist the joints involved as the shoulder joint, shoulder joints, joints scratching neck. Thereby reducing the pinched if by joints.

Exercise for arm

How to set

This hand-crank exercise more effective shoulder rotation exercises. You also stand upright, feet shoulder width. You can hand to your elbow straight or fold. Then crank Vertical done before, up, back and down. Go slowly. Quay is 5 times 5 times upon the island back in the opposite direction. It is best to spin his hands. Now you swing, your shoulders are actually revolving around the axis of the shoulders. If you have taken a lot of film, because of buying bulk 35mm film, you will see that have a powerful arm is very useful.

If you have pain in your hands when you shoot straight up to the arm perpendicular to the body, the elbow flexed and performed rotary shaft arm around his shoulders. Rotate as this measure will lower the shoulder turn and so will reduce the impact of the campaign on the attack in the early days. Note when rotating, arms rotate around the axis of the shoulders, elbows remain perpendicular. Hands always before.

Trainer Mode

Episode 2 sessions a day, morning and afternoon. Each shoot 40 times, 20 times and 20 times through the opposite. Just set 10 times, then rest 10 minutes episodes.


Exercise effective crank strong shoulder joint rotation. It increases circulation to the local area around the shoulder joint and body, with a greater effect in the shoulder rotation exercises. Therefore work to reduce muscle spasticity should pain.

On the other hand, turn the hand also active shoulder and chest area. Very soft body effect should have analgesic effects.

Exercise for back

Knead, punch or die sides of the spine gently for about 30 minutes

Swing both hands on the bar, his body swaying about 5-10 minutes

Act 1: Sitting straighten the legs, each leg in turn shrink, pulling his arms toward the chest. Repeat this movement and switch legs. Perform this move for 10 seconds.

Act 2: Located straighten legs, put his hands on the body straight, bending both legs, thigh toward the chest receiver, then bend your knees slowly straighten legs lowered. Continue to shrink the legs up as above, perform this movement 5 times in 10 seconds.

Act 3: Located straighten the legs, each leg, in turn shrink up, arms pulling legs toward the chest then stretch their legs, lowered. Repeat for the other leg over. Perform this move for 10 seconds.

Act 4: Sit straight, legs straight, arms stretch or straight ahead, slowly bending the toe touching hands. Perform this move for 10 seconds.


Squats are an important exercise because we had to do them throughout the day.

However, it is a particularly important exercise for the photographer because we ALL THE TIME squat!

If you are a photographer, especially of infants, you know what I mean.

You may not realize how much you squat in a shoot because you do not pay attention to what you’re doing with your body and focus on capturing that magic like a shot during the golden hour.

The next time you go out on a shoot, count how many times you squat.

I bet you’ll be surprised! Since the photographer may have to squat and hold a squat position for a long time, it is important that you can do them with good form.

This will minimize the long-term effects or risk of injury to your back, your hips, and knees.

Benefit of squats

Squats are an excellent exercise for training the lower body and core muscles if done regularly they help to define thighs and buttocks.

You can do squats anywhere as you are only using your own body weight.They can improve circulation, posture, digestion and are a low impact exercise that almost anybody can do.

Heck, if you’re felling really energetic, you could always do some squats while your outside doing landscape photography.


Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart and your arms down by your side.

Start to lower your body back as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees and pushing your body weight into your heels

As you are lowering into the squat, your arms will start to raise out in front of you for balance.

Keep a neutral spine at all times and never let your knees go over your toes.

The lower body should be parallel to the floor, and your chest should be lifted at all times not rounded.

Pause then lift back up in a controlled movement to the starting position.

Squat variation

If you are new to squats try not to squat too deep at first until you are used to the movement as practice will bring more flexibility.

If you are advanced, try the squat with a dumbbell in each hand but keep them down by your side instead of lifting above the head.

I wish you have good health to create artistic photos

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