In my Macro Boot Camps the percent of women attending is about 65 percent. Actually at my very first Macro Photo Conference we had sold out at 100 seats and 70 of those seats were women. So a large portion of macro photographers seem to be women.
In yesterday’s post I talked about shooting more to improve your macro skills. It was mentioned on facebook that for women getting out to shoot more can be a problem because it’s not always safe for women to go out alone in the woods or field.
Unfortunately we live in a society that has a small percent of sick males that can’t control themselves, which causes problems for the women when found alone out in a wooded area.
So women either take a chance and go alone, or find a photo friend and go together. Of course even if you have a photo friend to go with, it doesn’t always work out with schedules, so that can limit the times you can shoot.
So men do have an advantage over the women for shooting time. The thought has never ever crossed my mind that there will be any danger to me when I go out to shoot, expect maybe a rabid squirrel 🙂 But I can see this as a very real issue for the women.
I don’t know what the answer would be for women going it alone, other than arming yourself in some way, so if any of you ladies have any advice for your fellow lady photographers on what you do to ease your mind when you go out, please comment here.
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