Posts Tagged: self portrait

I’ll Show You Mine, Now You Show Me Yours

Get your mind out of the gutter!

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It’s no secret: I love bags!  I’ve always loved them. There’s even a long standing joke between Michael and myself about the number of purses I own or have owned in the 16 years we have been together.  That being said, I have always  feared that my purse box would mysteriously disappear from where it is stored.  I have that many purses.  And, he has that much disdain over this fact.  But, now, my purse love has turned into camera bag love.  Mostly because I have to take my camera with me [almost] everywhere I go.  Yes, even to Wal-mart!  You never know when there will be some shopping excursion that needs documenting, right?

My first camera bag was, of course, the big Canon bag that could—at the time—house my gear and then some, but now would not even come close to fitting all my equipment.  I soon realized that I needed something smaller and less noticeable (and cooler, too!)  I got a Crumpler.  That bag was just big enough for my XTi with my 24-70mm f/2.8 and my Speedlite.  The last time I opened it up was on Christmas morning of 2009, also known as Christmas 5DMK2!  That bag would prove to be way too small, and I was relegated to carrying my big Canon bag around.  But, that wouldn’t be the best option.  I mean, who wants to roll around town with a big Canon bag on her shoulder?  This would be the end of taking my camera on shopping trips.  Then came an Epiphanie, and her name was Lola.   All was right with the world.

Recently, though, I was sent a beautiful *Kelly Moore Bag to review.  I chose the the yellow messenger style because I have always LOVED that kind of bag.  I wanted something totally different from Lola, and [Mustard Boy -oh- boy] did I get it!

This Kelly Moore Bag is great to take on photo-shoots.  I love how I can easily open the flap and get whatever piece of equipment I need out.  There are two side pockets that are perfect for my cell phone and sunglasses.  There’s a front zipper pocket that is big enough for my hardcase wallet and then two zipper pockets that I keep extra memory cards, batteries, the collapsible lenshood for my 50mm, Lensbaby focus rings, and business cards.  There’s even room for lipstick!   If I had a mini, I would definitely be able to take that with me, too, carrying it in the back pocket.  My laptop actually fits, it’s just too heavy to carry in there since I don’t have one of those lightweight, handy-dandy Macs.    Also, the bag closes with really strong magnets, and I am totally not nervous when I carry and use it.

Oh, and, there are three different styles, with many different colors to choose from; there’s a bag to suit everyone’s taste.

All-in-all, for me, the Kelly Moore Mustard Boy Bog is the perfect addition to my camera bag collection.  I absolutely love its versatility, and when I carry it around with me on shoots (or even just photo walks on, say, Lake Laniere or the fireworks show in Dahlonega) I feel totally professional yet hip, at the same time.

Which brings me to my big news:

I am giving away a Kelly Moore Bag!

However, I AM going to make you work for it!

Here’s what you have to do…

To be entered to win (1) Kelly Moore Bag you can:

  1. Leave me a comment telling me which bag is your favorite. See them all: Here (1 point)
  2. Follow Kelly Moore on Twitter. (2 points)
  3. Join the Kelly Moore Bag Group on Facebook. (2 points)
  4. Submit  a self portrait (a selfy-pee, ya’ll know how I roll) WITH your camera, camera gear, camera bag in the picture; the more creative the better!   Feel free to use your cell phone, your point-and-shoot, your DSLR, or your Diana!  (5 points)

(Make sure you tell me what you’ve done to be entered, in the comments section. Also, in the comments section—if you’ve done #4  just link to your blog post, Flickr, Photobucket, Facebook, or where ever you have your submission hosted!)

Here’s an example of what I’m looking for in regards to the selfy-pee:

You have until August 4th to get your picture in, and the winner will be announced on August 5th.  A winner will be chosen at random.

Ready. Set. Shoot.

*Kelly Moore Bag: Watch the video!!

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I stayed up too late last night. Chatting, writing, emailing, tweeting, blipping, working.  I am a little bit closer to the end of a project that I’ve been working on.  And, it’s actually not as hard as I had originally made it out to be. I think one more late night and I will be happy with the end result.

When [you] look at life, in retrospect and as an adult, it is amazing what you see and how you feel.  My writing piece is not as riveting as some I’ve heard about or read, but it is part of me.  The tale has made me who I am today; it has made me into a lover, an artist, a dreamer, a mother, me.  I look forward to sharing it.

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