Ana Garcia Photography Blog
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:39:11 +0000Peak Design Travel Line Backpack
Hi there. Today I’m going to talk about Peak Design’s latest Kickstarter campaign. It is titled Peak Design The Travel Line: Versatile Travel Backpack + Packing Line. It is a new 45 liter backpack that is perfect for traveling a day trip or even a week trip, depending on how you travel.
I haven’t seen in person or received mine yet so this is just my review on reading and watching all their videos about this new line. The photos shown are from Peak Design. However, I do own their other products like their EveryDay Backpack and Sling, Field Pouch, Capture Clip, and more. So from experience on their other products, I totally trust their product quality and design.
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The Travel Line has the following products:
Packing Cubes (small and medium sizes)
Camera Cubes (small, medium, large)
On their campaign page, they have specs on each one. If you want to know more and see videos, they have that too plus on their YouTube channel.
The Backpack will hold 3 small packing pouches or 3 small camera cubes. Or it can hold 1 small packing or camera plus 1 medium packing or camera. It can hold 1 large camera pouch.
The pouches go in the back of the bag for secure access. It is also the main panel of the bag. The front access has smaller organizational panel, which has lots of pockets and expanding volume zipper.
They really thought this bag out. There are clips to keep the camera pouches in the backpack from slipping if it was a small or medium o. the top. I really like that they added side access doors for the camera pouches so I don’t have to open the whole panel. The fact that the camera pouches can be used in various ways with those dividers really makes happy. It means I can carry all kinds of lenses and cameras.
I’m really excited for that tech pouch, too. I love carrying all kinds of techy gear with me so being able to have them organized in one spot is amazing. I saw in a video today that they added loops on the outside so I can add anchors to attach my sling.
Their videos really help show you all kinds of variations you can use this bag and pouches for what you need to travel with. I’ve watched all of them to learn more about this line, even after supporting the campaign. (They may even squeeze in some pro tips in them.)
There are 2 color options: black and sage. That sage looks really nice. Well black looks good too.
There are various ways of packing this bag up depending on where you are going, whether you need more clothes or camera gear, plus wash kit, tech pouch and more. This is what makes Peak Design stands out to me. The versatile ways you can use their bags. They might have more gear options towards photographers but their bags can be used without camera gear too, especially this backpack and their everyday line.
I can’t wait to get this new line so I can use it for traveling and even just for one of my photoshoots. I can even attach their sling to a camera cube and use that by itself.
If you have been wanting their Everyday 5L sling, they are releasing it in Sage on their kickstarter. That color is really nice and unique from just black.
I wish I had this bag for my trip earlier this year to Charleston, South Carolina. It would have been perfect for my clothes and camera gear.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:16:46 +0000Smugmug Online Storage And Galleries
Digital photos are taken every day. Those photos should be backing up on a regular basis online with an online storage cloud like Smugmug.
Years ago when I wanted to setup a website and have online storage for photos, I researched many options. I came across Smugmug online storage which offers it for photos and galleries, website design and online store. What made Smugmug stand out was the fact that it has unlimited and secure photo storage.
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I take a lot of photos for myself and others like family, friends, and clients. Each camera gets better, which then means the file sizes get larger with better quality. The fact that I can have unlimited space means I can upload everything and not have to worry about losing space or having to upgrade accounts or find a new online cloud.
Smugmug online storage is safe, easy to use, and lasts forever.
I created my website, online galleries, and photos storage with Smugmug and never looked back. I can customize themes, edit galleries, and more. They even have an app for easy upload.
I can add as many photos as I want and separate each into various galleries that fit. I have different galleries for nature, landscape, waterscape, client photos which I can keep secure and private for them, models, flowers, architecture, events, sports, art, sky, moon, animals and much more. Within each category of galleries, I can create specific ones by type, date, etc. The possibilities are endless with Smugmug. I highly recommend them for your online cloud for backing up your photos that you don’t want to lose.
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Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:04:30 +0000Charleston South Carolina
Earlier this year I went on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. I was mainly in the historic district area.
The photos I added to this blog is just a small portion of the places I passed by and visited in Charleston. Everywhere I went was walking distance to the hotel I stayed at, which made it very convenient to not have to uber/lyft/taxi to places.
I really loved all the architecture everywhere. There was so much history, it was a lot to take in, plus lots of photo taking.
It was January time so the trees either had no leaves or various colors of leaves, which makes it great as being in South Florida, I either see green, brown or nothing at all.
On the way to Battery Park
Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park
There were quite a lot of people around the fountain but I was able to get clean photos of it.
I thought this door with the doorstep was just so cute. I love the brick wall.
Rainbow Row is definitely a place to see when you read about Charleston, South Carolina.
I was lucky enough to be able to take photos with just one car in front of the buildings. The street wasn’t busy either with cars driving by so it made it that much better and safer.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
This looks like a scene right out of the movie The Notebook. There are parts of the movie filmed in South Carolina but unfortunately I didn’t note them down before visiting, maybe next time.
I just love seeing reflections of nature in the water.
Here is what fall looks like in South Florida. It’s not much but it’s all we got.