The first in an irregular series of posts about the anxiety I bring upon myself every time I leave the house. I really need to spend way less time attempting to imagine every possible shooting scenario, and way more time shooting. Hey, what's in the bag?
If you are the type of person who frequents this site – I can’t imagine why you would be reading this if you’re not – you either have a lot of cameras, or you very likely soon will. There’s a good chance that you shoot everywhere, all the time. For some of you – those of you who have it real bad – those who have considered seeking professional help to deal with the anxiety you experience on a constant basis over the decisions you must make everyday regarding which cameras you have at your disposal at any given time – you will understand. You will laugh as you recognize the humour in this situation as something you yourself have experienced. Then you will cry. We all cry sometimes.
I am going away for the weekend. Nothing fancy. Just me and a couple buddies meeting at an old farmhouse bed and breakfast to play board games, drink beer, eat good food, and make fun of each other. We do this once a year or so. The house is a cozy place in the middle of no where, there is always the chance that an excellent photo opportunity will present itself.
What camera(s) should one pack for a two night outing like this?
Here’s my bag:
Since were gone for a couple of nights, you’ll also notice a couple of pairs of socks and underwear stuffed in the top middle section in the photo. I’ll throw a t-shirt and pair of jeans on top of everything before zipping this baby shut.
Luckily, one of my buddies is packing the food and drink.
This bag is the Lowepro Nature Trekker. Great for serious trips, it works as a back-pack, and meets most maximum dimensions for carry-on luggage.
Of course, I’m packing another bag for three Holgas and their miscellaneous accessories, but that’s another post. What’s in your bag?