It’s normally the catwalk models who are famed for their fashion falls, and tumbles – but it was the photographer i.e. ME, who took a royal tumble on Saturday – spraining my toes, wrist, and cutting up my knees and hands!
My little daughter was with me, and I was carrying too much photoshoot related luggage, so didn’t see the height of the curb (damn it I can’t even sue anyone!).
Post fall, my first thought was ‘Is my daughter ok?’, and the second was ‘Is my gear ok?’. As it happens, my camera was just fine, as was the lens, but I fell on it so there is a Canon 5D Mk3 outline imprinted on my stomach!
My gear is luckily insured, but I was surprised at how many fellow photographers aren’t insured… I’m sure they are surprised that I didn’t carry all my stuff in a roller-case, so I guess we’re even!
For those of you interested, here are a few insurance products for photographers:
I’d avoid making any recommendations – do your research and pick what suits you. Most of all though, don’t be a clumsy clutz like me, and just avoid falling down in the first place!