I’m celebrating FINALLY getting this photography blog/page up and running.
It’s taken a year. It’s taken two different web design companies.
The process hasn’t been pretty – but WOO HOO it’s done!!
To thank you for your patience, and to welcome those of you who are new here, I’m hosting some giveaways this week!
On average, I take one photography-related trip per month.
When I home, I’m often out and about taking photos of Southern California.
As most of you know, I only have one fully functioning arm.
Carrying photography gear is difficult.
In fact, even if both of my arms worked 100%, it would be difficult for me to always have my most used photography “stuff” with me.
I looked into photography vests and found most of them to be too hot/heavy for the warm climate I live in.
Instead, I chose a Weekender Traveler Air Vest.
It’s lightweight, cool (ventilated sides and back!), and has lots of easy access pockets.
The shoulder area has just enough padding to ease shoulder burden if you have a camera strap or backpack (or purse) strap on.
The vest isn’t designed to carry the heaviest of photography equipment, but for me – it does its job.
My lens pen, lens cover, cleaning cloth, glasses, filters, extra batteries, flash cards, cable release, water bottle …
All my “I need it quick while I’m standing knee-deep in the ocean shooting” stuff fits easily in the vest.
The vest can be worn by a man or woman.
I take a photography backpack and wear my Weekender Traveler Air Vest when I’m working.
(Any girlie stuff that would go into a purse can be put in the vest pockets instead.)
When I’m in the water shooting (as I often am), my backpack remains nearby on the beach and everything I need “in the moment” is in the pockets of the vest.
It’s also a great thing to have with me when I travel.
Yes, I “wear” an awful lot of stuff right onto the plane.
In fact, I would love this vest for travel even if I wasn’t a photographer.
It allows me to travel with one less carry-on, get through airport security easily, and still take lots of stuff (camera gear AND lip gloss, gum, iPod, phone, airline tickets, and a wallet) right with me.
By the way, I think this vest would get a lot of use for anyone, photographer or not.
It may not be the sexiest thing I’ve ever warn, but I’ve never once regretted having it with me.
It’s just so easy to toss it on over whatever I’m wearing and be “hands free” for a hike/a walk/a day at the beach.
I usually leave the front of the vest open, unfastened, so I don’t look like I’m going fishing/hunting.
(Note: When you wash it, make sure the velcro pockets are closed/fastened so they don’t latch onto the mesh back.)
If you’d like to be entered to win a Weekender Traveler Air Vest, just leave a comment below.
Winners to this week’s contests/giveaways will be picked randomly and announced on Wednesday, October 10th.