backpack

Review: f-stop’s Ajna is a Tough Modular Camera Bag for World Exploration

There are a limited number of backpacks that we would recommend taking on a journey if you decided to head to the Arctic circle or the Amazon rainforest. The range of available camera bags from f-stop seem to be designed for the pure purpose of rough adventuring, and it may just be a contender. We received a chance to test out their latest Mountain Series bag, the Ajna, and we had quite a journey.

F-Stop Gear Is Creating a Camera Backpack Designed Specifically for Women

With the exception of color choices, more often than not, photography gear is designed to be unisex. This isn’t inherently an issue, but when it comes down to it, there’s no denying that male and female bodies differ from one another in certain respects.

It would make sense, then, that wearable gear be designed to reflect these differences, right? F-Stop Gear thinks so, which is why they've decided to design a camera bag built specifically for women.

Movpak: Part Gear Bag, Part Electric Skateboard, Part Charging Station, All Awesome

It may have never crossed your mind, but what if you could ride your camera bag around town? What if, instead of carrying it, it carried you at up to 15mph for up to 9 miles, maybe even charging some of your small devices as you went?

Well, that's exactly what the Movpak -- part bag, part remote-controlled skateboard, part charging station -- does.

Google is Loaning Out Its Trekker Street View Camera Backpacks

Google has had no issues expanding street view to some pretty amazing places. Thanks in large part to the company's trekker backpacks, we can now visit the Grand Canyon, explore Central Park and check out the view from the world's tallest peaks.

But the company isn't above asking others to help expand the "off-road" street view repertoire, and so Google is announcing plans to loan out those expensive Trekkers to worthy third party organizations.

Win a Gura Gear Backpack, Case, Pouch, and Wallet Collection Worth $600+

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

Alrighty folks! Let's do a giveaway! If you're in need of a way to haul around your large collection of camera gear, this one's for you. We're giving away a massive collection of Gura Gear products: a backpack, three cases, three pouches, and three memory card wallets. The entire collection has a combined retail value of $612.40!

DIY Backpack OctoDome for Lighting Solo Shoots

When photographer Ian Spanier was assigned to shoot 4-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler at his home in Vegas, the budget wouldn't allow him to hire an assistant. Still, this was an important shoot, the editor of Muscular Development had stuck his neck out to get him this gig, and he wanted to do as good a job as possible. So instead of depending on natural light, or shooting with a standard top mount flash, he decided to hack together something better.

Strobist Jet Pack: A Ridiculous Looking Apparatus for Off-Camera Lighting

Photographer Jesse Rosten wanted a more efficient and mobile way to do off-camera lighting, so he invented this backpack-style apparatus that he calls "The Strobist Jet Pack". Although it's pretty ridiculous looking (it reminds us of Ghostbusters), it works well for placing lighting equipment in exactly the place needed while still being able to move about.