On Assignment with Pro Roller Attache x50 – Scene 1

Here’s the challenge. Can I go on assignment for 5 days to New York City to cover PhotoPlus Expo with just the Pro Roller Attache x50? We’re going to find out together. I’m recording the journey scene by scene from San Francisco to New York, including while I’m working around PhotoPlus Expo and in the Lowepro booth there. Here’s the first scene: what’s inside my packed bag.

Next stop, the airport. Stay tuned for Scene 2.

Derrick Story is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.


About Derrick

Derrick Story is a professional photographer, writer, teacher and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has authored several digital media books, including his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers and The Digital Photography Companion (O'Reilly Media, publisher). Derrick is a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and he's a regular presenter on the popular training site, Lynda.com. Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story (www.thedigitalstory.com) that's open to all photography enthusiasts. The site features weekly podcasts, daily posts, training videos, and reader-submitted photos. You can reach Derrick at DStory@lowepro.com


  • Ronald C Krause Jr says:

    The are only two concerns that I would come across… First the airport and/or airline. Depending on weather one might get stuck on a commuter/regional or a “real” plane might also have the effect of restrictions on sizes of luggage. Then there’s the issue of equipment. If *both* the photographer and the client are able to make due with that amount of gear – great, worth a try. But me personally (as a career professional) might be required to carry significantly more gear – as in at least two camera bodies, etc… and maybe even stuck leaving an above average sized laptop behind. Either way LowePro has me covered regardless of the amount of gear that I might be required to carry. One more consideration; one should technically always be prepared if the need might arise; to possibly have to ship some of the gear ahead (a rather large gamble), and I’ve aleady seen people that have adto do it from airports. I have full confidence in the photographer, and it should be most interesting to see how it all works out.

    • Derrick says:

      Regarding concern #1, the removable shoulder bag (that actually holds your equipment) would fit in compartments on a commuter plane. The bag is very compact for the amount of equipment it holds. The roller can be checked, if necessary, because it holds clothing, etc. As far as camera equipment, I just used the Roller Attache x50 on assignment with two DSLR bodies, 3 lenses, and misc items. Granted, my laptop was a MacBook Air, which is very thin. It’s all about choosing the right equipment for the job. This isn’t perfect for all, but I loved it on the NY assignment.

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