When the world is your office it is kind of hard
to tell if you are working or not…
Shooting Rainbows in the Miravalles Valley.
Photo Credit: Julie Burkau
I just returned from a very successful Photo Tour of Costa Rica. The Worldesigns Photo Tour was filled with excitement, fun and of course images. My head is now filled with ideas for blog articles but they have to wait until my desk, gear and mind are cleared.
Anecdotally, I thought I would share my favorite and most common interchange with those I meet while on the road doing what I do. Many people when they find a fellow non-Costa Rican strike up a conversation. Inevitably they ask you what you do for a living. I reply, “This.” Afterwards, I gesture around me at the rainforest, volcano, beach or other surroundings and say, “This is my office.”
When you write and teach about photography and image editing in exotic and sometimes not-so-exotic locations, it may not look like you are at work or that you are even working but you are. It is a tough life but someone has to do it.
So if you are in Costa Rica or some other location and you happen upon Rikk relaxing in some beautiful scene with a camera around his neck, realize that he is at work. If Rikk happens to have his eyes closed and the camera is resting peacefully on his chest as the hammock sways to and fro, give him a nudge and ask him to show you around his office.
Better yet, we still have a couple of spots left on our Costa Rica April Tour. Let me show you around my office-in person. I think you will like the work I am doing.
Rikk Flohr © 2009
PS. Tomorrow, I should return to a regular course of articles starting with, you guessed it, Rainbows!