This is The Digital Story Podcast #627, March 20, 2018. Today's theme is "An Office on the Road." I'm Derrick Story.
One of the great things about being a Nimble Photographer is the ease at which I can travel. In just a few days I will be on the road for a couple weeks. It will be an opportunity to add new images to my library and enjoy a change of scenery for my work. Yes, that's right, my work. And in this week's show I'll explain how I'm going to pull that off.
An Office on the Road
I'll be bouncing around to a few locations in the Hawaiian Islands. And because I'm on the go so much, I want to push my nimbleosity to the limits.
My gear bag is already packed, and I'm testing it here at home. I'm using a Lowepro Fastpack 150AW that is extremely compact. It fits anywhere, under any seat, in any overhead compartment, and easily next to me in a restaurant. Since I will always have my bag with me, it must be light and thin.
Speaking of light, it weighs in at 12.5 pounds for my entire kit, and that includes a 13" laptop. Here are the contents:
- Lowepro Fastpack BP 150 AW II
- Apple 13" MacBook Pro
- G-Technology 500GB G-DRIVE slim USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD
- Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II mirrorless camera with 14-42mm EZ zoom
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.8 lens
- Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH. lens
- Olympus Tough TG-5 digital camera
- Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) digital camera
- Contax 159mm 35mm SLR with Zeiss 45mm f/2.8 Tessar lens
- Lowepro Dashpoint 30 camera pouch
- iPhone X
- Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder
- The typical accessories such as batteries, memory cards, backup hard drive, etc.
The cameras are all packed in individual tight-fitting cases inside the Lowepro backpack. I can grab any individual camera as I'm dashing out the door for a bite to eat or to run an errand. I also save space by using wrist straps instead of longer neck straps. You might not think it makes that much difference, but it does.
With this kit, I can handle all of my work over the next two weeks, and all I need is an Internet connection and occasional power.
Do You Have a Film Camera that Needs a Good Home?
Over the last year, I've received donations from TDS members who have film cameras that need a good home. What I do is inspect the items, repair and clean as I can, then list them in TheFilmCameraShop where I can find a good home for them. If you're interested in donating, please use the Contact Form on TheNimblePhotographer site. And thanks for you consideration!
Dates Announced for the Burney Falls and Lassen Volcanic National Park Workshop
We have our cabin reservations secured for Sept. 27-29, 2018 for the Burney Falls and Lassen Volcanic National Park Workshop. Here's more about it.
Aerial Photography Workshop Update
Public registration is now open for the Sonoma Country Hot Air Balloon and Drone Photography Workshop, June 8-10, 2018. We're combining two very fun aerial activities into one workshop. Be sure to get on the Reserve List for this one!
Come Join me at the Skylum Photography Public Group
I'm now moderating the Skylum Photography Public Group, and I would love to have interested members from our audience join me there.
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