One of the reasons I wanted a great camera was so I could take amazing photos when I travel. Pretty soon I’m finally going to be able to do that. (And I’ll finally have something more interesting to photograph other than stuff around my house!) In addition to two weekend trips coming up, I am super-excited to be going to Ireland at the end of April!
But, one of the things that worries me about traveling with a good camera is how to cart it around safely, yet somewhat stylishly.
This has been quite the quest for me. I researched online. I went to camera stores. I Googled things like “cute camera bags” and “camera bags for women”. I even found some adorable bags that looked more like purses than photography gear. (Like these and these.) But then I decided most of them were way out of my price range.
To make a long story short, I ended up actually purchasing two different camera bags (that I now have to return), before I found the perfect one.
I’m so excited to use this bag on my next trip, because not only is it perfectly designed to safely carry camera gear, but it also has room for other stuff I’ll need on the road, like a cell phone, wallet, and even a water bottle! Plus, it doesn’t look at all like a camera bag, which is good not only for style but for the security of not screaming out, “Hey! I’m a tourist and I have a really expensive camera in my bag. Come and mug me!”
So, here it is:
One other little thing I learned from this adventure: it’s almost as hard to photograph a camera bag as it is to find a great one!