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The Blinking Eye

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  1. I had to stare at it for a while to understand what was going on.
  2. No way! Thanks so much. And regarding Shergar's photo #7, just to be clear, there are no active volcanoes at Yosemite. The last one erupted there 700,000 years ago. 🙂
  3. Fantastic, thanks so much! I seriously am learning so much. And here I thought it was dumb question. 😁
  4. Check out this double sling outfit for the "camera over each shoulder crowd"~!!! https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/759985-REG/OP_TECH_USA_6501082_Double_Sling_Black.html?ap=y&smp=y
  5. Really good point about the buckle on the Bushwick. I don't like it either.
  6. It's true. I have been mostly going to the major marches. I think about hitting smaller events, but lazy or lack time. I did go to a beautiful candlelight protest on a pedestrian sidewalk over the highway here. I am drawn to the ones that have unique or beautiful situations, costumes or settings. If I could, I would go to more. I really enjoy photographing protests but at this point it's all voluntary and I run out of energy.
  7. Is your small bag something like this? https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1369549-REG/tamrac_t2110_1919_bushwick_2_shoulder_bag.html/?ap=y&ap=y&smp=y&smp=y&lsft=BI%3A514&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh7S82Nrz6gIVNAnnCh08XQBgEAYYBCABEgJ4h_D_BwE I have the a6000 too and small is good. I find regular camera bags way too bulky and obvious to carry around. When you toss it into a cloth tote bag, how do you protect it from damage? Do you just bring the one lens attached to the camera in that case?
  8. Do you put the extra equipment down while shooting? Or carry it all and manage not to drop or lose anything? What do you use the notebook for?
  9. Do you use padding of some type inside the denim bag to protect the camera?
  10. Do you protect it somehow inside the canvas bag or is there enough padding?
  11. Thanks for the great info. The side zipper access to camera is exactly the kind of thing I am looking for.
  12. I don't think I've ever been to a march that blocks off half the road. We get the whole road out here. Good to know about the monopod release. I was wondering about that.
  13. Brilliant advice, on all accounts, thank you. I shoot marches too and have done the middle-of-the-road thing. In San Francisco, they have bus stops on cement islands in the middle of the road that are slightly elevated. You can perch there and the crowd naturally fans around it and you can get shots from above the crowd. But a monopod would help too.
  14. Thank you! I don't like shoulder bags but the the ThinkTank Retrospective BackPack 15 looks amazing. Probably more than I need as it looks like it holds a ton of gear.
  15. The Billingham's I am looking at now scream "camera inside"! But I can see how that works if you're putting on a show for the public. 🙂
  16. I love this Lowepro bag too. I can see using all of your suggestions depending on the circumstance. I don't like to carry things off my shoulder at all either. Thank you so much for the links.
  17. Oh my gosh. I absolutely love this. I don't like things hanging off my shoulders and it doesn't look like a camera bag, at least from the photo. I had no idea such a thing existed. THANK YOU.
  18. So the camera is exposed? No protective covering on the camera? I went to Mexico City for the first time last year and was trying to find my way around the airport. I met my friends who were picking me up in a car and I discovered I didn't have my camera case with my brand new camera in it. Ugh, I left it sitting by a bench in a totally public open area inside the airport. Someone found it but they had to search and interrogate me and it took a long time before I could get it back from security. I know that jolt well. I sympathize fully but somewhat comforted to learn that even pros leave their cameras behind after sitting on a bench.
  19. So two identical camera bodies, so you don't have to change the lenses? With the shoulder bags, you're taking photos with the bag hanging off your shoulder? Or you wear it crosswise, shoulder to hip?
  20. Holy cow. I'm on a deadline so haven't had time to read this but thrilled by so many responses!!! My how I love the passion in this forum. Thanks for the study material. xoxo
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