You love photography—and your camera travels with you almost everywhere you go. But lugging around a camera and exploring different locations can quickly take its toll, leaving you with a sore back, tired feet and completely zapped of energy. There must be a better way, right? If you’re a photo nut that’s going a little nutty trying to stay comfortable during long shoots, there are a few tricks you can try. Here are eight ways to make those long shoots more comfortable.
1. Invest in a good camera bag. A good camera bag protects more than just your gear, it protects your back too. If you frequently do long photo shoots, you should invest in a
good camera backpack. Sling and shoulder bags put all the weight on one shoulder, but backpacks distribute the weight more, allowing you to wear them longer with less aches. All camera backpacks are not created equal. Thicker backpack straps are more comfortable, cushioning all that weight. While a waist strap may seem odd at first, camera backpacks with waist straps are much more comfortable, allowing you to support the weight with your shoulders and hips. Waist straps are a big advantage for long shoots like weddings, or hiking with your gear.