If you are looking for a stylish (and comfortable) way to carry your camera gear to photoshoots, here are my top recommendations for camera bags for photographers. I find so many camera bags on the market too big, too clunky, and just unnecessary. I love these camera bags because they are just the right size for the equipment I need to pack as a street style and fashion photographer in NYC!
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#1 – Fjallraven Kånken 15-Inch Laptop Backpack & Kånken Water Resistant Backpack
My Fjallraven Kanken backpacks have been my go-to’s since 2017, especially once I discovered Fjallraven’s camera bag insert for extra protection. I have both the 15-inch style which has a laptop sleeve (perfect for trips and long shoots) and the smaller classic version for everyday and smaller shoots. These backpacks were specifically designed to be comfortable for school children, and the design holds up for adults and professionals as well.
The Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote is my favorite for the days when I have both a shoot and a social function to attend. This stylish, weatherproof tote is the perfect camera bag when paired with a camera protector insert like this one from Porteen Gear, and can fit so much more including an extra sweater, water bottle, book, laptop or iPad, and everyday essentials like wallet, keys, and phone.
Jansport backpacks have been a classic from back to school to travel for a good reason – they are great bags! My Superbreak Backpack holds everything I would ever need and more for a photoshoot, plus is weatherproof and comfortable to carry. An affordable and classic option for camera bags for photographers.
I also love the Half Pint mini version for carrying my smaller vlog camera for casual days out with friends.