There are 3 different sizes of bag that I can choose from depending on needs for a particular shoot. They are all crossbody style & are of the leather variety i.e. they don’t look like typical camera bags. I’m not really a fan of how the nylon bags look aesthetic-wise, plus they call more attention to yourself while out traveling as opposed to a messenger bag.
These are what I use at the moment for occasional freelancing, but I expect I’d need heavier duty types if I worked commercially and traveled a lot with a lot of gear.
(One camera body with lens on it + one extra lens, extra batteries, cards, charger.)
This is the perfect size for a casual day bag. Dimensions: 9″ W x 6.5″ H x 7″ D
I found this brand new from Goodwill, but here it is to order.
(One camera with lens on it + two extra lenses, one external flash, extra batteries, cards, charger, etc.)
I like to use this as my everyday work bag or for simple shoots like headshots. Dimensions: 13″ W x 8″ H x 4″ D
This one I also found secondhand at a Buffalo Exchange in NY. Here’s a similar style.
(Two cameras with lenses on, at least 3 more lenses, two external flash heads, macbook pro, macbook charger, extra batteries, cards, chargers, etc.)
This is the perfect travel/all day event bag.
Dimensions: 16.5″ W x 11.5″ H x 6″ D
Once again, I don’t expect others to go out and buy more than what they’ll use or even a style that doesn’t suit their needs. There are many backpack and rolling varieties, as well as tutorials for making your own inserts to put in any bag you choose. As long as you find the right bag that’s the right size for you, you’ll be golden.
May the light be with you.