This is the second video in our new “What’s In Your Camera Bag” series. People are always asking me what camera and backpack I use when I’m mountain biking. In this episode I show the camera equipment I typically carry when I’m out on my mountain bike and how I carry it. Major issues for riding with a camera are carrying a hydration bladder in your pack and the possibility of breaking your camera – especially if you want to ride with an expensive digital SLR. Weight is also an important consideration. These are big concerns for a lot of people but to me and other working pros they’re really non issues. The bottom line is, you either ride with your camera or you don’t get the photos. I’ve been riding with a digital SLR for well over ten years. Let me show you how I do it.
Here’s a (huge) gallery with some of my mountain bike photography:
The video was shot with the new Nikon Coolpix AW100 rugged, waterproof point-and-shoot camera.
I hope you found this video useful. It should informative for hikers as well as cyclists as you carry a lot of the same stuff and have some of the same challenges on any serious day hike. If you also ride with a camera, please post a comment below and tell us about the camera gear you ride with and how you carry it.