Japan Camera Hunter: What’s in a Pro’s Photo Bag?


A few months ago I referred to a project called Proof, where NatGeo presented the content of its regular photographers’ photo bags. The page I’d like to introduce to you today is not limited to NatGeo-photographers only. With over 800 articles, Japan Camera Hunter has prompted quite a few professionals and ambitious amateurs to present their photo bag content. The sheer amount of combinations you can see is simply incredible. Is a disposable camera at odds with a medium/large format camera? Obviously not, there are photographers who switch between those two as if it were one of the most natural things in the world. Similar is the case with film and digital; the majority seems to adopt a two-pronged approach, even though one might be inclined to entirely give up on the analogue medium after Kodak’s insolvency and permanent news on price hikes for films and chemistry.


After several articles, I believe it is rather untypical to have “normal equipment” consisting of a single system with many lenses. Apparently, it is usual to have two, three different cameras with one lens respectively. 😉

The best thing about the articles is the links to blogs, web- and sharing sites of the photographers. This way, you can have a look at which kinds of pictures can be shot with an ancient and/or quirky camera. Don’t jump to conclusions, though. Often, it is the ugliest and weirdest camera that produces the best photos…which could of course also be because of the photographer. 😉

Those who cannot get enough should also have a look at ShotKit and InMyBag.

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