If you spend any sort of time around me, you’ll know I love photography. In fact, anyone in my immediate proximity is pretty much a sitting victim for my camera, no matter what you happen to be doing. I love photographing my cats or old ruined buildings or taking up the challenge of capturing the ordinary moments because those seem to be the times we’re more likely to forget.
That’s what I love about photography. Here’s what I don’t love:
- My camera weighs around 1.5 kilograms, even with my smaller lens attached;
- Camera bags are a) ugly, b) often not easy to access, and, c) pretty much only have room for a camera and lenses;
- It’s far too heavy to hang around my neck;
- It’s far too precious to trust it to a strap slung over my shoulder (paranoia and I are BFFs);
- It is incredibly unsubtle. There’s no way you could miss the fact that I’m taking an Important Photo with a Serious Camera.
All of this tends to keep me from bringing my camera with me everywhere, which means I’m failing to practise and improve my skills. So here’s what I decided to do about it…