Friday, July 27, 2012

DIY | Camera bag

Hello, blog friends.
Haaaaaappy Friday to you all!

I've gone through approximately one thousand camera bags this past year.
Okay, only three.
But it feels ridiculous that I can't decide on one I want.
Ideally, I'd like to get a super-cute one from Etsy.

For instance:
Etsy Listing Here
Ugh. So cute.
But Hell will be experiencing arctic temperatures before I blow $146 bucks on a camera bag, no matter how stunning it is.
The thing better be performing magic tricks for me to spend that kind of money on a bag.

Earlier this year, I purchased this Canon backpack online.

 It's handy and has tons of storage.
I think that was the problem, coincidentally.
It has too much space.

I have three lenses total, one of which is always attached to my camera.
In no way do I need space for 6 lenses.

I went to Target yesterday 
[dun, dun, DUN
and spotted this a-dork-able messenger bag.
 It was large enough to hold all of my camera goodies,
and had tons of pockets [bonus!]. 

For $25 bucks, it was a steal, especially when I had a Target gift card burning a hole in my wallet.
 I brought it home and got to work [when I probably should've been working on bats...;)].

This middle-divider was just getting in the way...
 so I took care of that problem.
  I stole the foam dividers from my Canon backpack & pieced them together to make a custom insert for my hip, new bag.
The dividers have convenient velcro on the edges, so you can arrange them however you would like.
Plus, if I ever acquire 3 more lenses and need a giant backpack to store them in, I can easily return the dividers to the Canon bag.
As I said before, I only needed sections for two lenses.
The middle section is where my camera will hang out [lens first].

If you don't have a spare camera bag lying around to steal foam inserts from, you can
a) come to my house and borrow one of mine
b) buy your own.
 And I had all this extra stuff that I would like to carry, just in case:
Cleaners, extra memory cards, tiny tripod, & extra lens caps
 And it all fit perfectly into the front pockets!
 It was a quick, easy project! Now I will be carrying all my dorky foto supplies around in style. :)

1 comment:

  1. The actual many pouches practically in most messenger carriers are useful to carry wipes, baby bottles, goodies and various additional child desires, while principal central area can hold a lot of diapers, covers and even a few playthings.


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