As my love of photography has grown, so has my need for a quality camera bag. Head into any camera store and you will find oodles of dark coloured, bulky camera bags that will have your fashion senses snoring. Of course the most important feature of any camera bag should be protection, but if you’re like myself you appreciate some style! Epiphanie by photographer Maile Wilson recognized the lack of stylish camera bags and produces products with a huge variety of colours, styles and functionality.
My first Epiphanie camera bag was the Lyric in olive which I received last December. Since then it’s replaced my purses, which surprised me. It’s a larger style camera bag which fits my camera with lens attached, a long lens, a shorter lens, my wallet, lipstick, cell phone and an iPad in the long side pocket. I like that I can easily sling it over my shoulder when spending a long day travelling or walking. There is also plenty of room left once I’ve packed in all of these items, perfect to stash a light sweater for evenings.
The Lyric has done me well and is well-loved but sometimes it has felt too large for the outing. This Summer I’ll be attending some events with the family and I’ve been looking for something more traditionally purse-like. I wanted something that can hold all of my camera gear, but is smaller and can still be worn on the shoulder or cross-body.
The bag I decided upon is Stella by Epiphanie in a stunning pink, it’s constructed of man-made materials which feel like leather. The shape of the Stella is fantastic, its wide base stabilizes it so that it never falls over when I set it down. The inside is roomy and well padded. There are removable dividers which allow one to design the layout to suit their equipment.
It’s designed to hold camera body + attached lens, 1 long lens, 1-2 short lenses, flash, wallet, battery pack and more. With 5 exterior pockets, Stella easily holds everything I’ll need on a day out. While I won’t always be carrying this much gear, I thought I’d show you what’s in my camera bag today.
In the main compartment:
- Canon Rebel T3
- Canon 18-55 lens
- CanonEF 50mm f1.8 lens
- Car keys
- Business cards
- Battery charger
In the exterior pockets:
- Cell phone
- Lipstick & lipliner
- Pressed powder
- SD cards
I am utterly in love with my new bag however, somehow my husband isn’t into carrying it for me. Thankfully there are many fashion-forward camera bags for men in very manly colours and styles, like this “London” backpack style in burnt orange. My husband may not be into wearing my pink Stella bag but I think he’d go for this one and it would make the perfect Father’s Day or birthday gift idea.
Epiphany Camera Bag Giveaway
Enter to WIN an Epiphanie bag of your choice; we’re giving away TWO (2 winners)! If you win and you choose a bag for yourself, rather the man in your life, we won’t tell. Enter in the form below. Open to US & Canadian residents. Ends July 2nd 11:59:59 EST.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received product in exchange for an honest review; all opinions are 100% my own.