Giving Away an ONA Camps Bay Camera Backpack Worth $429

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winner was randomly selected and announced below.

It’s a bit of a slow news day, but we have something neat to make up for it: a camera bag giveaway. We’re giving away a Camps Bay backpack by ONA worth $429. Crafted out of waxed canvas and leather, the stylish backpack can hold a DSLR with a large lens attached, along with up to 7 extra lenses, a laptop, and personal items.

To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is:

Tell us what you love most about photography

There are two ways to enter, and doing both methods will give you 2 entries in the contest, and thus double the chance the win!

  1. Leave your response as a comment on this post
  2. Tweet your response, and include the following text anywhere in the Tweet: #onabags

    As long as this text appears in the tweet, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.

Sorry, but shipping is free only to US residents. If you’re based overseas and enter, you would be responsible for shipping if you win (we’re not sure how much that would be yet). This contest will end on Friday November 4th, 2011. We’ll randomly pick a winner using and update this post. Good luck!

Update: This giveaway is now over. We received 786 comment entries and 442 Tweet entries for 1228 entries overall. The randomly selected winner is…

#206: Mark Antoniou

I love that photography makes you look at the world differently.

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize (we’re contacting you as well).

Thanks to everyone who entered! Please stay tuned for more awesome giveaways!

A big thanks to our sponsor ONA Bags for providing the prize for this giveaway!

  • David Isaac

    as a personal thing… love the way that make me go back in time . love the back so cool 

  • John Olinda

    I love the freedom of photography and that feeling of knowing that you just got “the shot” you wanted.

  • tehndii

    the feeling you get while when you know you’ve captured something special, without even looking at the result…

  • Kate

    The thing i love about photography is that you can capture moments in time, to be able to hold on to the moment forever!

  • Rachel

    I love to share my perspective!

  • Pablo Garriga

    memories #onabags

  • Melly Lee

    I love the relationship i build with the people i take photos of :)

  • Aleks Bienkowska

    What I love most about photography is being able to capture the small moments of life, the way two people in love look at each other, a dog wagging his tail, a child’s pout, grandma laughing at her own jokes.

  • Maggiemartin

    I love capturing my children growing and changing!

  • Brittany

    i love photography because it captures not only moments in time, but emotions. i love how when i take the time to document my daily life (the things that seem so ordinary), i can look back at those photos and see how my life has changed or how i’ve grown. so cool.

  • 11wxi

    I Just do! Can’t explain it ;)

  • asterix lin

    I love that with photography, I am able to capture memories.

  • Marc

    I like be waiting to the sunset up in the mountain

  • Justin

    I love having the ability to turn the world around me into art.

  • scott stacy

    I dont just love capturing a moment, i love creating an image. Working towards that perfect shot, wether thats spreading water from a gutter around with your wet shoe because you liked the reflection it gave your final image or driving for hours looking for a neat place to shoot. Every time I go shooting its with friends and laughing behind the camera during my 20, 10 minute long exposures, in the bitter cold, is what creates the strongest memorys for me.  My personal “photography” is the basis of every fond memory in my life. I love my photography because i love my life.

  • Gregor

    I love about photography that I can show people how I see the world through my eyes.

  • katherine.elz

    Because it gives me the freedom to express my self with out saying anything, and creating memories that will last forever… unless your computer crashes :s

  • Anthony Reynolds

    I love how photography let’s me meet and talk with people and share a little bit of our lives.

  • Rui Silva

    The thing that I love most about photography is to later watch the photos and remember that moment.

  • Rui Miguel Silva

    Creating a history that changes depending on who is seeing the photo.

  • Maoz

    What a great bag!! 

  • Stewart Whaley


  • Ricardo_jubei

    Photography is thr truth, thats why i love it.

  • Uncool

    Photography allows you to relive a moment in time.

  • MEL

    What I love most about Photography is the joy it brings and the capability of capturing great memories.

  • Abby Larimer

    Having pictures of people I love!

  • lau

    To capture a moment frozen in time

  • rsf1977

    Very Smart!

  • ke he

    photography brings out layers of life

  • Peter Horoszowski

    I love photography because I get to relive those special moments of my daughters life as she grows up way to fast for me.

  • Irmin Wehmeier

    The thing I love about photography is visually and mentally  post processing a moment.

  • Kevin

    What an amazing bag. Looks better than my photos!

  • Andy Donaldson

    What I love about photography is capturing every moment I can. We will never pass this way again.

  • Albert Hua

    Finally a bag that looks good as a backpack and doesn’t stand out like “here I am please rob me and my camera gear”

  • Mike Gaines

    You don’t take a photograph, you make it.  ~Ansel Adams

  • Jamison

    I love how photography can highlight an item or event that would normally be overlooked and stop people in their tracks when they see the photo

  • Reniori


  • Christie Pham

    This bag is the answer to my prayers!  Finally something that will lug around a 17″ laptop and all my gear, leaving me hands free to actually get down and dirty with my photography (especially outdoors), and with looks to boot!  Don’t know what the complaints are about the price tag in some other reviews – when you’re carrying around potentially tens of thousands of dollars on gear, a couple bills is nothing!

  • Adam Jay

    Without a doubt, my favorite thing about photography is the ability to stop time!  Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Rebekah Tozer

    I love the rush  when you know you have captured that perfect moment that says soooo much!

  • Jaykennard

    An absolutely beautiful bag!  I have just started my mission of creating a full-length, time lapse movie of all the beautiful places in my home province of Saskatchewan, in Canada.  It has taken me almost 5 years to get the canoe, camping equipment, and camera supplies to be able to take my first steps.  This camera bag would not only look amazing on my back, but would also just be a confirmation that I’m headed in the right direction.  A little karmic retribution perhaps?  Seriously though…so much thought into design is admirable in a day of mass produced crap.  Well done!

  • Simon Dewey

    I love the unpredictability of holding an experiment both inside and outside the camera simultaeneously. 

  • NovacaineFix

    I love photography because you can express your visions through a picture and get a infinite number of interpretations from the same picture.

  • Barna001

    Photography is about a moment but if you do it right that can last forever. I love this about photography.

  • Jpulfer

    seeing someone smile when they see an image you captured.

  • luke

    photos are captions of life. they don’t show everything, but give a descriptive sense of it

  • eRik ulloa

    The most i love about photos is that i can frezze the moment to later remember how thing where

  • Adam Greco

    The beauty in a smile. That’s what I like about photography.

  • Tom N.

    The ability to tell a story

  • Patrick_sanchez4511

    Its the only way to simply click and stop time……