Justin Brahce: Traveling Light

Justin Brahce: Traveling Light - Spider Camera Holster
[vc_section el_class="has-max-width"][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="intro"]During these past 7 months I’ve traveled to 17 countries.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]From the heart pounding waterfalls of Iceland to the tree top canopies of the Costa Rican rain forest; from the historic canals of Venice to the breath taking landscapes of Africa, Spider Holster has been by my side the entire time. Literally.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Whether I’m out on the trails or exploring a new city, I prefer to travel light. For me, that means a small hydration backpack, my Spider Holster set up, and my camera.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]I always keep an extra battery and SD card tucked away between my snacks for the day and a charger for my phone. Depending on the location, I carry one of two lenses with me. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type="flexslider_slide" interval="5" images="3302,3303,3304,3305,3306,3307,3301" img_size="full" onclick=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="has-max-width"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the trails I tend to keep my wide angle lens on my camera. The majority of my photos happen without thinking. Hiking through the glacier fields of Iceland or up the side of Table Mountain in South Africa, the ability to quickly grab my camera from my side, shoot, and then holster it back allows me to snap a few quick shots without slowing down whenever something catches my eye. The wide angle lens lets me capture more in those brief moments I stop. When I’m in the city I tend to keep my “all purpose” lens on, my 18-200mm. From my experience, when walking the streets of a small Italian village, a wide field of view is less necessary. There’s usually more going on in the city compared to the landscapes of Mother Nature.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="3308" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]With the zoom I’m able to better pick and choose my shot. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to a variety of cities recently, not all of them were in the most trust worthiest of locations. An unexpected bonus of the Spider Holster has been the added security it provides. I feel much better on a crowded city street or in a subway knowing my gear is locked in tight to my side as opposed to dangling around my neck. Another unforeseen benefit Spider Holster provides, it works great when riding a camel around the desert. I was photographing the pyramids in Egypt when I decided to hire a guide to take me further out in to the desert so I could get a few shots of the pyramids with Cairo in the background. The guide told me he would love to take me but I would be unable to bring my camera with me.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="3309" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]Apparently, a few weeks prior to my visit, a guest was injured as their camera bounced around. Camels do not provide a smooth ride to say the least. I was quick to show him my setup and how the camera would sit securely at my side. He gave me the go ahead to bring it, and I’m glad he did. Two hours later I had a hard time walking, but I had some amazing photos and an experience to remember for a lifetime. Other than my camera itself, the Spider Holster has been my most important piece of gear when it comes to photography. It’s climbed mountains with me, slid down icy hills, and flown with me while zip lining through the rain forest. Without it, I can’t imagine how I would have been able to capture some of my favorite memories from my travels.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color="orange"][vc_column_text]Justin is pictured above with his SpiderPro Single Camera System and a black SpiderPro Hand Strap.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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