Talkin' Photography Gear

Now that DSLRs are ubiquitous, many of us are wondering how to lug our camera and lens(es) to the zoo, birthday parties, and even Starbucks, in hopes of capturing memorable moments of our kiddos in action. If you are like me, you've probably got a diaper bag and often a purse already, and the last thing you want is to carry a ginormous black camera bag that screams, "Look at my photography gear!" At least, that's how I feel. I've spent a little time doing the research online, and thought I'd share my findings with you:

For the stylish photographer, if you don't mind carrying yet another bag for a camera (or the hefty pricetag), here are some of the industry's most fashionable options:

Jill-e Bags

Kelly Moore Bags

The Shootsac

Here are some less fashionable, but very functional options:

Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW

(The SlingShot is the one we currently own. It's great for hiking, travel, and the Man Of The House.)

 

Caselogic SLRC-202 Medium SLR Camera Bag (Black)

Inserts for a purse or any other handbag is a good option. Several offerings can be found on etsy:

by Martilena

by SeasonsTotes

or on Amazon:

DSLR Camera Insert by Camaroo

Dslr Camera Paddy by BBP Bags

 

If you are are a super-seamstress, you can check out this great tutorial for making a camera insert yourself, here:

Photo credit by Lilblueboo.

And, lastly, neoprene sleeves are an option for when you might want protection for your camera when taking it on the go with you...say, in a diaper bag!

USA Gear DuraNeoprene dSLR Grey FlexArmor for Nikon, Canon EOS, Pentax and Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras

GSI Amazing Quality Ultra-Secure Standard Lens Case

I decided to go with these last two neoprene items, which are on my way to my house.

...to be used in my old diaper bag:

or to be used with this bag:

...so that I can spend more time focusing on taking pics of this special man in my life:

I hope this post was helpful if you are currently looking for options for keeping on the go with your camera!