What’s the hardest part about being a photographer? Or even a mom AND a photographer? Finding a bag that’s both stylish and functional. Well, look no more! We’ve got you covered.
Today, we’re featuring the Shaylee with insert, but really any of our luxury leather bags with liners can work for this application as they all have functional features that allow for staying organized and hands free. The insert for the bag is a great way to offer better protection for your equipment. You will love putting this bag on your back or even messenger carry style to stay hands free during a shoot. There are so many pockets for your charger, film, batteries, SD cards, lens, extra camera bodies, cleaning equipment, etc., that you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re starting out, here’s what some seasoned pros suggest keeping on hand for a photoshoot:
- Carry 2 bodies at all times- a primary and a back up
- Lenses- You want to have options for versatility
- SD cards- don’t leave home without them
- An extra camera battery is a must
- Battery charger in case you need a boost
- Extra batteries for your flash
- For non-digital cameras- extra rolls of film
- Dust removal tool to keep sensors and lenses dust free (ex: Giotto's rocket blaster)
- Hand sanitizer/ lip gloss/ travel Kleenex pack/ mints or gum
Some film cameras photographers love:
- Canon AE1 (You can find it on eBay or any online selling) It's a tank. One of the most durable coolest vintage film cameras out there.
- Nikon F100 film camera. This is so cheap to buy now. You can find them on eBay for $150. This was one of the last super nice film camera body's they made before digital started making its scene.
Why film? With a film camera it limits how much the camera is out. You have 24 shots (film), so it limits you from overshooting. It also helps with generating creativity. This is especially helpful when you go on family trips. Also there is something really cool when you get your film back and you get to relive those special moments!
Another fun camera accessory is our crossbody straps. We repeatedly hear what wonderful camera straps they make. You can personalize your own style with our various options.
The Shaylee converts to backpack or messenger carry in just seconds! This bag has quickly soared in popularity since her debut. Lovingly crafted from our stunning natural tanned leather and signature jade lining. You won’t find this attention to detail and quality for less. There are so many ways to use a Lily Jade and we love seeing our community’s creativity. What are some ways you have used your Lily Jade?