This post originally appeared on the B&E Photographs journal on May 1, 2014, and is being syndicated at The Phoblographer with Brandon Wehman’s permission. All photos taken by and used with permission from Brandon Wehman.
While an amazing experience, backpacking is no easy task. It’s even trickier if you have your precious gear in tow. Not that it’s an impossible undertaking… Monterey, Calif-based photographer Brandon Wehman shows us just how to do it right.
Whether you’re about to embark on a multi-day backpacking trip, or just a day hike down your favorite trail, bringing a good camera along is a great way to capture and share your adventure with family and friends. A camera that fits in your pocket, like an iPhone or a point-and-shoot, is easy enough to carry along, but what if you want to bring your big DSLR? What’s the best way to keep it safe while at the same time having it easily accessible to snap a quick shot? That’s the question I ran into while prepping for my recent backpacking trip to Patagonia. The solution I share below works perfectly for my particular backpacking setup, but the overall idea can be adapted to whatever setup you’re using.