Four Perfect Backpacks for the Working Photographer

Are you a Photographer who prefers a backpack? Same…

We are all photographers, and unless you are new or really just enjoy the minimalist approach, chances are when you go out for your shoots that you have an entire kit you take with you. This will obviously include a camera and lens, but also usually several accessories, some alternative lens options, maybe a tripod, laptop, etc. The point is, there is a lot of stuff you are likely needing to haul around and ideally you require something that can carry it all.

There are many ways to solve this conundrum, but one of the most popular is a backpack. Today we will be going over some of our favorite backpacks out there for working photographers. So are you ready to carry your gear in style and comfort? Ok! Let’s get into it.


“This bag is weather sealed through and though. WANDRD boasts it as being stylish, but perhaps that’s the biggest flaw. I personally don’t find the exterior of their bags as nice as a great waxed canvas exterior, but it’s still not terrible at all. It gains another point for padding all over that makes working with the bag very comfortable.”

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The Vinta S Series

“In terms of its own build quality, the Vinta S series of backpacks are pretty solid. They feature canvas and leather as part of the design and feel very durable. I’ve taken the S into heavy rainfalls here in NYC and the gear inside didn’t seem to suffer at all. In fact, the S shrugged off the rain a lot better than my jacket, scarf or hat did on those particular days.”

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The Zkin Yeti

“The photographers who will make the most of this bag are those using DSLRs or mirrorless cameras with lots of lenses and who then need to bring extra production items like flashes, small modifiers, light meters, film, extra lenses, changes of clothing, etc. It’s a true working photographer’s bag–but not necessarily for a photojournalist.”

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The Langly Alpha Pro

“The Langly Alpha Pro camera bag is designed like many other backpacks, but what’s so familiar about the Langly bags are that they’re inspired by military-style backpacks. However, these are made from canvas and leather–much like vintage packs were designed.”

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So there you have it, several really great backpack options for the working photographer who needs to carry their kit around with them.

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.