You are a photographer who loves hiking the outdoors in search of beautiful landscape images. You find it sometimes difficult to carry a camera bag on your back. Choosing a camera bag is important. In this premium video lesson, Outdoor Photography Guide’s pro photographer Paul Thomson demonstrates what you need to look for in a camera bag.
Choosing a camera bag involves lots of details. The first consideration is all weather durability. Paul suggests the waterproof Bella Dura Diamond fabric, and he advocates weather sealed zippers to avoid water penetration. You spend a lot of money on your gear, and you want a durable bag. Paul looks for a variety of pockets including top storage where he can store his extra clothing and food. In choosing a camera bag, he favors gatekeeper straps to carry tripods. He stores his camera gear in a rear access pocket. Because this pocket rests against your back, it is always dry.
When choosing a camera bag, you need to consider practicality. Comfortable and adjustable straps are important. You want the weight of the bag to be evenly dispersed across your back. Choosing a camera bag also involves inside compartments for your gear. These are called ICUs, Internal Camera Units, that are sized and shaped to fit different camera setups. In choosing a camera bag, it is important to consider how to fit your camera bodies, a few lenses, and some accessories in the ICU divider compartments, which should be removable for easier traveling. Thick fabric works well. Paul shows you how he packs his own photography gear including his computer laptop.
Choosing a camera bag involves designing it to your own needs. Each photographer is different. In this premium video lesson, Outdoor Photography Guide’s pro photographer Paul Thomson shows the features, advantages and benefits of a good camera bag.