1.04.2012

DIY Camera Bag

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This year, I was determined to get to work on a homemade-yet-extremely-useful gift for my mother. We both shoot with a Nikon D5000 and had been working with fairly standard Nikon camera bags.  At the end of the day, however, those bags pose two problems. First, they're not particularly glamorous. It felt like lugging around a huge, unattractive... diaper bag. Shouldn't it feel badass to be shooting in downtown Chicago? Not when you're carrying around a diaper bag! Second, the bags were total theft magnets. I can't even keep track of how many people I know whose cameras have been stolen. Why does that surprise me when we carry around bags with NIKON or CANON written across the top? 

From now on, I will carry a camera bag that screams neither "Steal me, I have $1,000 of equipment inside!" nor "Look, a diaper bag!"  No, sir. I pledge (ha!) to carry a bag that is attractive. Chic. Fabulous. 

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6 comments:

  1. I love that idea :) Maybe someday when I get a Nikon I'll make this!

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  2. Wow, that's awesome. I have a Mia Bossi diaper bag that I should totally do this with. I'm a new follower.

    Cinthya
    http://www.eyeheart.ca/

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  3. Thanks for sharing your 2012 Focus at PARTY IN PARIS. You are a very gifted designer. Blessings in 2012.

    Renee
    http://renee-joyjourney.com

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  4. I found you at Fireflies & Jellybean’s link up party. What a fantastic idea! I have a Nikon D3000 and hate lugging around that ugly bag... this will be the perfect change!

    I'm working to build my blog and would to hear your feedback. Please stop by if you get a chance: www.SerendipityandSpice.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  5. I absolutely love this! I am also going to pin it (ali0423)! Stopping by from Creation Corner's Linky Party. Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-first-amp-cover.html

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  6. This is great! Thank you...I've been wanting to do something like this. How did you add the velcro? Sew-on or glue? Something else? :)

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