Photographing fast paced action packed sports can be tricky enough as it is. For some, it presents even more challenges. Such is the case with Loren Worthington. After a spinal cord injury, Worthington lost the use of three of his limbs. Along with it, his ability to play sports.
Nearly twenty years later, the camera allowed Worthington to reconnect with his passion for athletics. Bound to a wheelchair, he has a unique perspective on sports photography. With the use of only one hand, he’s come up with some interesting ways of solving problems that don’t even exist for most of us.
One of the great things about photography, like many other passions, is its power to help you overcome. I even know a guy who quit smoking for photography, because he couldn’t keep up with shooting the things he wanted to shoot.
Loren’s video also reminds us that all those things we think are holding us or our photography back is in our heads. If we’re serious about it and determined enough, we’ll find a way to make it work. Loren found a way, has a career in sports photography, and was invited to photograph the Paralymics at Rio2016.
How have you overcome your personal challenges for your photography? What were/are those challenges? Let us know and share your stories in the comments.