I try to travel and shoot as minimal as possible but I must admit to having outgrown my current bag. Every time I fly (and that happens far too often, I have flown 12 times in the past 4 weeks) I struggle to pack my gear. Every time I go shoot I must decide what to leave behind. I need a new bag that is much more flexible and designed for this Nomad Photographer. On our Papua New Guinea Adventure Christian Fletcher was using a F-Stop Tilopa Camera Bag, recently introduced into the Australian market by my great friend Rod Thomas (0417 677 966), now the Australian distributor for F-stop. I found the F-Stop bag quite brilliant. It seems perfectly designed for a travelling photographer. Able to hold my 17” Macbook, all of my camera gear, tripod, personal stuff like books, headphones and it is still airline carry-on safe. The fabric is waterproof and the design looks nothing like a camera bag, it does not scream ‘steal me’. And one of the best features, when I travel on small aircrafts that only allows very small carry on bags I can simply take out the internal camera unit and bring that on the plane, and check in the bag itself. Quite possible the F-Stop Tilopa is the perfect bag for this Nomad Photographer and definitely high on my wish list.
EDIT: I am proud to now be sponsored by F-Stop bags, read more here.