Geek Of The Week
For a while now I had been thinking about replacing my current Lowepro backpack. Although this pack still feels well-balanced for me, the inconvenience factor of having to remove a pack whenever I want to change lenses is becoming more of an issue these days. Having to put the pack down and walk away as you shoot increases anxiety if among a flow of strangers. Then, if I suddenly have the need for a grad filter, I have to rummage through the pack to find it. I have tried a shooting vest, but it makes me look like a fisherman! Also, a lens in the vest packet makes it just flop around.
Then I discovered Ben Wilmore's video. And Ben’s system just seemed to make sense. So I bought the system from ThinkTankPhoto! Yes, I still look like a geek but it sure seems like the solution to the “need it NOW” syndrome. Having a well-designed, comfortable system with your lenses and filters within easy grasp is just a delight! I will give it a good field test in a couple of weeks when Jayne and I return to Santa Fe!
As a side note, have a look at Ben Wilmore's blog and site. Now, here’s a guy living the shooter’s dream: he sold all his possessions and bought a bus to live on as he travels the country shooting wherever he wants. And he actually met a woman, also a photographer, Karen Nace, who loved the same thing so he married her. Ben is a teacher/presenter for Scott Kelby Training. He puts on a great conference if ever he is teaching in your area.