Rick Saez, Lowepro category/product manager, just returned from a trek to South Lake Tahoe to meet with a group of pros. His goal? Feedback about bag design. Here’s his report.
“I was fortunate to spend some time this past weekend in South Lake Tahoe with a group of photographers and videographers talking shop,” writes Rick. (“Yes, there was a bit of skiing too.”)
“I want to thank Corey Rich for gathering this impressive group. We had a great time in the CRP office reviewing bags and gear. I can’t divulge all the good stuff we discussed because I don’t want to give away any secrets, but we worked up some very good ideas.”
“As a bonus, I received terrific feedback on current products we have in the design pipeline. Thanks specifically to the Vail crew — Rex and Mike; Tahoe locals Chris, Dane, and Rachid; and Preta and Avery… our two pooch helpers! The photographers and videographers I met with are affiliated with Novus Select; thanks to them for making these pros available. It means a lot to have their support as we build new products.”
“It’s valuable to work in the field and see firsthand how our products are used. Some of us in the office are hobby photographers, so whenever we have the opportunity to meet with pros, we jump at the chance. These professionals make their living shooting and traveling. Seeing how they pack, organize, and even modify our bags is great. Thanks guys!”