Review: Peak Design Everyday Tote Camera Bag


When Peak Design announced their new updates to the Everyday Bag lineup, I was incredibly cautious. Sure, we’re a news website and we’ll report on it–but there was a major problem that I had with the Everyday Messenger bag. Then the review unit request came in and I called in the Peak Design Everyday Tote. “There’s no way they can screw up a tote bag,” I thought to myself knowing just how much work goes into their products. But indeed, very few manufacturers have made totes targeted at photographers.

Thankfully, Peak Design really did a truly fantastic job here that I think is worthy of even more praise than the Everyday Messenger bag has. The Tote goes from tote bag to backpack with ease, allows for quick access where you need it and provides the photographer with a lot of versatility. In many ways, this is a perfect bag; but it’s also not the most attractive.

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The Flash Bag is Part Camera Bag, Part Reflector, All Awesome


Designer Scott Tallenger (aka Scotty Avocado, bka Scottstradamus), is currently crowdfunding his latest invention “The Flash Bag”. A messenger style bag made from 100% water-resistant polyurethane coated nylon, the Flash Bag features the unique inclusion of a foil print under flap that can be used to reflect light!

The Flash Bag allows users to bounce light onto their subject by opening the bag revealing the silver reflectice print underneath the flap. Users can set the bag wherever they like, similar to a reflector, and continue shooting without the need for an assistant or for those times when a little fill is needed(e.g. trying to get the picture image of your lunch for Instagram). The bag also features 8 pockets for storage, removable velcro dividiers, a detachable cross-strap, a built-in inside handle, and weighs only 2 pounds.

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Review: WANDRD PRVKE 21 Backpack Camera Bag


When WANDRD came out with the PRVKE pack a while back, it immediately became my favorite backpack style camera bag. The WANDRD PRVKE 21 is essentially the same bag, but smaller and thinner in some respects. Designed for the traveling photographer, my PRVKE pack has served me well for more than just traveling. On shoots where I need to bring lights, modifiers, tripods, and other big items that are essential, the bag has been a godsend–far better than any messenger bag that I’ve ever used. But for when I’m not traveling, the PRVKE 21 has served me even better.

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Tiny Atlas SOLAS Is a New Take on the Casual Camera Bag


The one crucial thing that every traveler and photographer needs is a camera bag that is lightweight, versatile, and durable, yet functional at the same time to safely bring along every day essentials. Tiny Atlas Solas, an on-going Kickstarter Project is a collaboration between Alite Designs and Tiny Atlas Quarterly aims to create the camera bag to fit those descriptions.

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Review: ZKin Yeti Backpack (Camera Bag)

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For a while now, I’ve been on the search for the perfect camera bag; and in some ways the ZKin Yeti is a contender. It’s a beautiful camera bag with lots of space and great access for a working photographer. Considering the fact that I’m usually a messenger bag man, this bag does quite a bit to justify itself as something seriously worth looking at.

To be honest, not only does it have low-profile great looks–but it can also be a great option for traveling or shoots that require extra from you.

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WANDRD is Back With The New PRVKE 21


Tonight, WANDRD will be back with another Kickstarter project to kick off the launch of their newest addition to their PRVKE line of bags, the PRVKE 21. The company burst onto the scene last year with their PRVKE bag, which has been a hit for photographers and non-photographers alike, and WANDRD is hoping this new addition can do even more to expand your daily activities. They sent us a look before the announcement!

The PRVKE 21 is being billed as an everyday bag that is good for more than just photography, while still being a killer bag for photographers. As WANDRD puts it the PRVKE 21 is “A stylish and functional bag for everyday use. Designed with the photographer and traveler in mind. Built to be your daily workhorse.”

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Five Camera Bags for the Discerning Film Photographer

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If you’re a film photographer, then chances are that you’re very particular about your camera bags. You probably don’t need to tote along a laptop with you but you need film, a camera or two, lenses, filters, flashes, light meters, etc. You surely do need different things and often in a smaller package.

So after going through our archives, we found a few bags that you’re bound to really like.

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Five Low Profile Messenger-Style Camera Bags

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Many photographers love messenger bags; but they also love their gear inside quite a bit more. So when you’re going about choosing a camera bag you should choose something that is a bit less flashy. For example, logos can be big on attracting people to your bag unless they’re very subtle: so making them blend into the rest of a bag is very big. Plus also not looking generally like a camera bag is something that is important. So here are five of our favorites.

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