living with photography: keeping it all together

For those of us who live with photography we understand that traveling with our equipment is just as important as capturing that amazing shot. There is nothing worse than being out and about and having a bag that doesn't quite hold your camera the way you want. Sometimes having a bag that will help you organize your day shooting can make all the difference between a great time and a frustrating ordeal. It doesn't have to stop with a bag; a comfortable camera strap can transform your experience while shooting as well! For me, I have a few preferences when it comes to the way I style my time shooting. I like to incorporate organization, tidiness, and simplicity to my time behind the lens; these are just a few ways I style my passion of photography. I am the type of person that wants to bring every lens she has and I don't like to be without the lens that would capture the moment perfectly. I am also not a professional photographer so I must rely on my lenses to help me as much as they can. So with that said, I need a bag that can carry at least 4 lenses with covers. I have found a few here that I love and may inspire you to carry a camera bag if you don't already do so.

 Another element in styling a simple life with photography is the strap. I know a lot of photographers who don't use a strap; they just hold the camera body in their hands. I tried this and it did not work for me, I need a strap that fits comfortably around my neck to assure the camera does not go flying about! The strap my Canon came with is fine but if you want something that suits your personal style there are several to choose from on the market. Leather is the best option for me; when it softens it is like butter. I also feel the camera takes on a personality of its own when it has a strap that is unique and different. Finding one that is functional is also important so be sure to check the return policy on some of the products so you know before you make your purchase. Mindfully styling your camera accessories and equipment sets you up for success before you have even begun. When all our goodies are in order and they have a place, it is easier to be present in the moment we are capturing. I hope you have found this post helpful and please share it with anyone you think would enjoy it. I wish you a wonderful day, Jocelyn xx Jocelyn Casey is a guest contributor and blogger. She loves to explore. She was born on a ranch in Ocala, Florida, and grew up with a painted pony and a long list of summer chores. Shortly after her studies in Interior Design, she packed a bag for London and never looked back. Jocelyn has been traveling the world for the past 10 years, finding inspiration in every moment. The Little Room of Style is Jocelyn's cozy corner on the internet were you will find just about everything that inspires her to continue moving forward in life”¦ with style! See more of her musings at thelittleroomofstyle.com Image credits: Image 1: ONA canvas Bowery bag, Image 2: ONA leather Bowery bag, Image 3: ONA leather crossbody bag , Image 4: Hard Graft Brown Leather Camera Bag, Image 5: Roberu Camera Strap, Image 6: ONA Waxed Canvas & Leather Camera Strap Have an idea for an inspiring contribution to Design Aglow? We would love to hear from you! Email us through the contact form here.




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