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How to Pack a KILLER Camera Bag!

Ever wondered how exactly to pack a perfectly prepared camera bag for your next trip?

Photography and travel seem to go together like Starbucks and mobile devices. You can enhance your adventures by following a handful of basic tips for packing your gear.

Professional photographer Derrick Story will show you the things he's learned while covering assignments in Asia, North America, and Europe. He'll show you why he believes that the "nimble photographer" is a happy photographer.

And the best part is, following his advice, you'll travel smarter and have all the equipment you need to get the shot.

And as a surprise added bonus, Derrick will raffel off a couple premium Lowepro Professional camera bags after the session!


Who is Derrick Story?

Derrick is a professional photographer, writer, teacher and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has authored several digital media books, including The Digital Photography Companion (O'Reilly Media, publisher).

Derrick is a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and he's a regular presenter on the popular training site,

Online, Derrick has formed a very popular virtual camera club called The Digital Story ( that's open to all photography enthusiasts.

The site features weekly podcasts, daily posts, training videos, and reader-submitted photos.

You can reach Derrick at [masked]


Check out some of Derricks work here:

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  • David B.

    Good tips. Derrick is an entertaining guy.

    May 22, 2012

  • cathy k

    great content!

    May 21, 2012

  • Annette J.

    Great meeting. Good ideas!

    May 21, 2012

  • Dean N.

    Nice presentation... especially enjoyed hearing of the little do-dads Derek showed the group.

    May 21, 2012

  • Scott H.

    Thought of the night, Just take out the dividers & put gear in first.

    May 20, 2012

  • Brad

    Both presenters were right up my ally, as I had already signed up with Derrick prior to this event and I'm a regular listener to both Joseph Leinaschke and Derrick Story. I always learn something fresh from them both every time I listen, and this evenings meetup was no exception. Besides being informative, Derrick's presentation was fun and humorous as well.

    May 20, 2012

  • Serena H.

    I like the speaker, Derrick. I have been listening to his lessons on He is a very good instructor. His info is very help too.

    May 20, 2012

  • Sheila

    It got me thinking about being more organized when I pack my bag and gave me some ideas of 'must have' items in the future. Thanks for having such a great speaker.

    May 20, 2012

  • Charls F.

    This was very informative for all levels of photographers not only for packing a bag but also the overall photography knowledge shared and tools displayed such as the Neewer 48 LED ring light for $30. I have already repacked the bag I,m using today for a family event and some night action in sf... Derrick was thorough, interesting and easy to listen to. The guy on the video was also good. And it was good to hear what others to combat hotel theft and travel tips...

    May 20, 2012

  • Sanders

    First meeting! I learned quite a bit and I thought that Derrick was a very good presenter. Can't wait until the next one - seems like a great group!

    May 20, 2012

  • Barry S.

    Great tips and real world info on traveling with camera equipment. Especially liked the emphasis on cost effectiveness and efficiency. Nice touch with the Skype interview.

    May 20, 2012

  • David K.

    Looking forward to gaining insight into what to select for the bag that fits the destination.

    May 17, 2012

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