Sunday, January 2, 2011

Big Yellow RAAF Plane

The right camera bag for you

I was recently looking for a good 'all-rounder' camera bag for when I go on one of my little photog expeditions. I realised just how hard it can be to get something that feels right. You see, a camera bag is a very personal thing and there’s a lot of choice out there. I will attempt to give a few tips to those just starting out in photography when picking out a camera bag:

1. Assess your needs. Are you just starting out as a photographer? If so you won't need anything serious like this. For example, I carry a Nikon D90, an extra lens and a tripod most the time. In the end, all I needed was something small and light.

2. Do your research. Don't just spend a few minutes at the local camera store and buy whatever they have there. Take the time to research major camera bag brands like Lowe Pro and Tamrac. Jump on You Tube and watch some bag reviews.

3. Buy in store, in case you want to return it. I did this and it was a heck of a lot easier to return it than it is if you'd bought it online. I bought the Lowe Pro Versapack 200 AW and found it was not the bag for me. I ended up returning it and buying the Lowe Pro Passport Sling due to its small size and the fact that it did not look like a camera bag. Only buy online if your 100% certain you will keep the bag and use it.

4. Price hunt for the best bargain. If you’re on a lower budget like me then it’s worth shopping around a little. I like to see what the item is selling for online before going in to a store. I find the major retailers will price match, the smaller guys don't.

Photo: Big Yellow RAAF Plane

A friend asked me for some help with his photography and so I decided we'd go to local spot for a quick photo tutorial. I found this great big yellow retired military aircraft at the Royal Australian Air Force Museum. Unfortunately we had to cancel this visit but I still managed to get here for a few shots around the place. I discovered planes can be very challenging to compose in photo. But I had fun setting these shots up nonetheless.

Big Yellow RAAF Plane

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