[Picture] Please Photographers, Stop Wearing Fanny Packs

As photographers, we have the coolest job in the world don't we? There is one thing that is the opposite of cool though. It is the fanny pack wearing photographer. Yes, I know you it might be convenient, but please, just use a normal bag. If you like wearing your gear then I would highly suggest a shoulder bag or a backpack. Anything but a fanny pack.

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Have you recently seen someone overly decked out in fanny packs Lee? What has spurred these posts on bad photographer habits? 

Lee Morris's picture

Just having a little laugh :)

Claudio Hidalgo's picture

a backpack doesn't work for press, and a shoulder bag is not the best tool in many press covering situations. Don't get the post....

Lee Morris's picture

awesome :)

Stupid. I use a newswear vest which is like the above fanny pack but with shoulder straps.

Yeah, backpacks and shoulder bags do not work for real photographers. Using a backback to get gear to location is good, but it is too slow once you are there. 

Patrick Hall's picture

How about just a camera and a lens?  At worst a 2nd camera and telephoto on your shoulder.  Anything more than that and hire an assistant....it looks much cooler :)

Jesse Lash's picture

I am absolutely furious about this post. Goodbye Fstoppers, you have officially lost my business for good! If you want your 2 million dollar inheritance, send a wire transfer immediately.

Lee Morris's picture

lol, Jesse If you are serious you are the most hard core fanny pack wearer in history. 

Lee Morris's picture

scratch that, this is the most hard core fanny pack wearer in history http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/picture/Maverick_Hunter/ChuckNorrisFannyPack...

Patrick Hall's picture

I think people should post a photo of them wearing their gear and everyone can vote....maybe you are wrong Lee.

Not the newswear vest, but a custom made one from several years ago when I was green. Don't have any recent pics sorry.

Lee Morris's picture

That actually does look like an army guy

Jason Peters's picture

Sometimes its function over fashion... That being said, you won't catch me dead wearing a waist system...

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