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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals will be back this year for Thanksgiving 2019 Weekend. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Michaels, and many others will offer deals, doorbusters, and discounts, both online and in-store. Cyber Monday is on December 2nd, 2019.

I will be updating this blog post as I find more Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and deals. So be sure to check back often.

Disclaimer: Some of the links are affiliate links. This means if you click on certain links and purchase their product, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.This helps support my website. Thank you for the support!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals
Amazon Happy HoliDeals Black Friday Cyber Monday Deals 2019
Amazon Happy HoliDeals Black Friday
Cyber Monday Deals 2019
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Amazon Prime Members get free two-day delivery on millions of items, free one-day delivery on 10 million items, free same-day delivery on 3 million items, free grocery delivery. They also have access to prime video streaming, prime music, prime shopping at Whole Foods Market, Alexa Voice Shopping, and many more benefits. Sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial to try and maybe you’ll love it and sign up for the membership. Amazon has Kindle Unlimited Membership Plans to read or listen anywhere. Prime Music Unlimited is available for prime and non-prime members for tens of millions of songs).

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Best Buy offers great value prices all year long and not just for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are deals each week and month. For Black Friday, they have doorbusters and deals of the day. You’ll find great gift ideas for yourself and others on smartphones, televisions, computers, laptops, tablets, appliances, smart home devices, cameras, camcorders, apple products, samsung products, music, movies, video games and more. Sign up for Black Friday Best Buy Deal of the Day and Cyber Monday Deal of the Day to get notifications on sales.

Save up to 40% on appliance Hottest Deals at Best Buy.
Plus, get up to $600 in free Best Buy Gift Cards
Ends 12/5/2019.
Best Buy Appliance Sale

Shop the Early deals today on at Best Buy. There’s Apple Doorbusters and deals which inlcude MacBook Air, iMac, Beats by Dr. Dre, Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, MacBook Pro, Nikon D7500 Camera, Canon EOS Rebel, Microsoft Surface, Soundbars, Smart TVs by LG & TCL, Turntable, Computers, Printers, Smart Home Devices, etc.
Look at all the deals here.

Be sure to sign up for Rakuten Ebates as you can activate cash back at their participating retailers when shopping online. You can earn $10 when using my link once you spend at least $25.

Earn points toward a free gift card while you shop in stores or online with Shopkick – Download the app in your app store and use code JOY742073 or click the link Shopkick. Because who doesn’t like to get gift cards, am I right? They have gift cards for Target, Amazon, Paypal, Best Buy and so much more. If you start today, who knows maybe you’ll have enough to redeem a gift card for Black Friday.

Find more ways to save and earn cash back with receipts and more here https://anagarciaphoto.net/rewards-cash-back-discounts-savings/

To see today’s Black Friday doorbuster at Best Buy.
Visit here:
Best Buy Doorbuster

Nikon DSLR Camera with Flash, Peak Design Strap, and Magmod Magsphere, be sure to check Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
Nikon DSLR Camera with Flash, Peak Design Strap, and Magmod Magsphere

Nikon D810 FX Digital SLR Camera Body
Nikon 24-70mm Zoom Lens
Nikon SB-900 Speedlight Flash
MagMod Starter Flash Kit – MagGrip, MagSphere, and MagGrid
Peak Design Slide Strap

Did you know that I sell prints of my photographs? Learn more on the blog post below.

Sailboat at Sunrise in Southwest Florida in Anna Maria Island
Sailboat at Sunrise in Southwest Florida in Anna Maria Island

If you’re interested in other types of items that I like and recommend, visit my website https://www.anagarciaphoto.com/Gear and my Amazon store front.

Travel Tripod in the Travelline Backpack side pocket
Travel Tripod in the Travelline Backpack side pocket, photo by Peak Design http://bit.ly/2pLJuHr

Florida Nature Photography Prints

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Prints are my favorite way to view photos. I love photographing nature, landscapes, sunsets, beaches and much more. I experience peace being surrounded by nature. With prints, you can surround your home and office with all the beauty of the world.

Sailboat at Sunrise in Southwest Florida in Anna Maria Island
Sailboat at Sunrise in Southwest Florida in Anna Maria Island

“Prints are photographic or motion-picture copies, especially made from negatives.” – Merriam-Webster

I feel that everyone should see the beauty in nature so I capture it with photography. I believe that South Florida has so much to see on a daily basis that you can miss it as life passes. My work captures those places and moments in time. I feel that all other places have the same heart and soul as South Florida does. My dream is to travel anywhere and everywhere I can and take photos of all the places too. 

Sunrise Prints of Anna Maria Island, FL print
Sunrise Print of Anna Maria Island, FL

With digital photography, you rely on viewing the photos on screens like monitors, tablets, phones, and laptops. It’s a great way to view lots of photos at once. But if you really want to enjoy the photos in a new, yet old way, print them. I say new because the photographs are not instantly printed or developed to be viewed like they were with film cameras.

You can see more photos at my website https://www.AnaGarciaPhoto.com. In the photo galleries, all the nature, landscapes, waterscapes, animals, etc., have the option to purchase as a print of any kind.

Could stare at this beach scene in Southwest Fl prints
Could stare at this beach scene in Southwest Fl
Prints of Hollywood Beach in Broward County in South Florida
Print of Hollywood Beach in Broward County in South Florida

Photos that are printed can be enjoyed without the use of electricity. They can be in an album, in a frame, book, etc. Prints can be on paper, either lustre, glossy, or matte. You can also have them printed on metal, canvas, acrylic, and wood. You can have them in plastic sheets in a photo album or make a photobook.

Print of Pompano Beach FL
Print of Pompano Beach FL
Prints of Hillsboro Light Lighthouse in Broward County next to Pompano Beach, FL
Hillsboro Light Lighthouse in Broward County next to Pompano Beach, FL

I love the look of metal and canvas prints. Depending on what the photo looks like is how I choose the medium. The metal prints don’t need glass with the frame as it has its own look. The glass would take away from it. Just like canvas prints. They wouldn’t need glass with the frame either.

Prints of Driftwood in the ocean in the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida
Driftwood in the ocean in the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida in Sanibel Island

All of these types of mediums work for home decor or office decor. Maybe you have a beach house or want your place to feel like you live at the beach so you want beach decor. I have my own photos as well as others work at my place to get that coastal decor look and feel.

I went on vacation to South Carolina where I took lots of landscapes, waterscapes and more. You can view a few here.

If there are any photos here that you would like to order, you can email me at AnaGarciaPhotos@gmail.com .

You can see more and shop for prints at my main website and shop, https://www.AnaGarciaPhoto.com.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email .

Rewards, Cash Back, Discounts, Savings

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Did you there are apps for Apple iPhone iOS and Android Samsung, LG, Google that you can download to save or make money or rewards? I have quite a few that I use for rewards, cash back, discounts, savings, and more.

The apps are different in the way you earn. You can earn points with the things they tell and then redeem for rewards such as gift cards or paypal. Others you earn cash and then redeem through paypal.

Start investing with Acorns today! Get $5 when you use my invite link: Acorns

Try Stash—the app millions of Americans use to invest, learn, and save: Stash

If you’re thinking of getting me a gift for any reason, cash is invest is ALWAYS on my wishlist. Who needs more stuff anyways? Stash

Rakuten Ebates – earn money when you shop via stores on Ebates. You can earn $10 when using my link once you spend at least $25. Rakuten Ebates

Ibotta is a great way to earn money while you shop. They have a $10 bonus for signing up. Use my code: FOXBKPA Ibotta

Check out Fetch Rewards. Turn any grocery receipt into savings! Use my referral code, F2FRD, during signup and you’ll get 2,000 Fetch Points just for starting. Download here: Fetch Rewards

I’ve been using Checkout 51 to save money on groceries & thought you’d love it too. Get $5.00 to get you started: checkout51.app.link/7OTWzKrCl1

Shopkick – Earn points toward a free gift card while you shop in stores or online – Download the app in your app store and use code JOY742073 or click the link Shopkick

Get Upside – earn money back when you get gas for your car. My code FYS9V gets us both a 15¢/gal bonus: GetUpside

I’m inviting you to join Drop, the free app that’s giving away millions in cash rewards every day! Use my code k9shu to get $5 – no strings attached. Drop

Hey! Check out the Dosh app. It pays you automatically when you shop and dine out. Download the app, link a card, and get a $5 bonus. Dosh

Heard of Earny yet? I’m getting refunds when prices drop 🙂
Start earning money back using my link! Earny

Cash is the best way to send money for free. Enter the code VDFNQNG when you sign up and we’ll send you both $5 when you try it. CashApp

Check out this new free app Gabi to find savings on your auto and home insurance: Gabi

My friends can each earn up to $350 when they open a new Chase Total Checking® and/or a new Chase SavingsSM account with qualifying activities. Chase

Still searching for your own coupon codes online? Make like a coupon & cut it out! Honey’s got it: Honey

InboxDollars® – the free online rewards club that pays cash. Inbox Dollars

I’m using ReceiptPal to earn great rewards for my receipts and thought you might like to do the same. Use my link to download the app and start earning rewards! You’ll get me bonus points too! ReceiptPal

Get paid to be healthy! Join Achievement, connect apps, start earning. Use this link and sign up today Achievement

Need help finding for the right camera bag? Visit here:

Camera Bags – Finding the right one

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How to Shop on Amazon Prime Day

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How to shop like a Pro on Amazon Prime Day:
Become a Prime Member, Get updates on the app, and set a reminder with Alexa. Prime Day 2019 is on July 15th and 16th.

Prime Day is now live! – Tune in and watch the live feed or start looking at the current lightning deals as well as upcoming deals.

Amazon Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day on July 15 and 16

Disclaimer: Some of the links are affiliate links. This means if you click on certain links and purchase their product, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.This helps support my website. Thank you for the support!

When you sign up with Amazon Prime, you will get access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Delivery, Prime Wardrobe, and exclusive deals.

Here are a few more tips on how to shop the deals:
1. Share your prime with family members.
2. Watch the deals you like.
3. Shop where you want.
4. Discover all the new products that launch.
5. On Prime Day, you’ll get a preview of deals that will come up later on throughout the day.
6. Search for those specific items you are looking for.

Be sure to watch deals, ask Alexa on your Amazon devices for deals, look for new products are launched just in time and more.

Did you know that you can start shopping for Amazon Prime Day deals today? They have early deals up until the official launch day. For example, you can get the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote with 2 months of HBO for $39.99. Do you need a new doorbell with video? Well Prime Members can save $298.99 on a new Ring Video Doorbell Pro with Echo Dot.

Amazon Prime Day - Ring Doorbell Pro + Echo Dot

Amazon Prime Day will have great pricing on all kinds of categories like electronics, vacuums, beauty, fashion, groceries, kitchen, toys, cameras, TV, baby, and more.

Apple iPad Pro Tablet
LowePro Truckee BP 150 LX Backpack
Amazon Fire TV Recast, over-the-air DVR
Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
Fellowes Corsivo Height Adjustable Standing Desk

If you’re looking for a new tripod that works well for traveling, be sure to look at the Peak Design Travel Tripod on my blog.

Peak Design Travel Tripod in Aluminum and Carbon Fiber
Travel Tripod, photo by Peak Design
Peak Design Travel Tripod for DSLR, Point and Shoot, and Mobile Cameras
Travel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

Peak Design Travel Tripod

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Peak Design has just announced their 9th kickstarter campaign. They have been planning and working on this product for more than 4 years. This is a new category of camera gear for them as they make bags, straps, slings, and clips.

I am happy to help them announce the Peak Design Travel Tripod is now on pre-release on Kickstarter

August 2nd, 2019 Update: You can preorder the Travel Tripod on their website.

Peak Design Travel Tripod for DSLR, Point and Shoot, and Mobile Cameras
Travel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

Disclaimer: Some of the links are affiliate links. This means if you click on certain links and purchase their product, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.This helps support my website. Thank you for the support!

I have been a fan of Peak Design since I bought the Capture a few years back. Eventually I went on to purchase other products like the Everyday Sling, Everyday Backpack 20L, and Travelline Backpack + Pouches (Tech Pouch, Wash Pouch, Packing Cube, Camera Cube, Shoe Pouch, Rain Fly). When I heard they are making their 9th kickstarter campaign, I couldn’t wait to find out what it was. Some of my purchases have been from their kickstarter and I never had an issue with a pre-release of their products. They are outstanding. Learn more about my photography gear.

I am excited for this Tripod.

The travel tripod is quick to deploy, lightweight, and has a low-profile design. It is half the size of a traditional travel tripod, fairly close to the size of a water bottle. The campaign starts today May 21st at 7am PST and ends 60 days later on July 18th at 5pm PST.

Peak Design Travel Tripod in Aluminum and Carbon Fiber
Travel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

It is available in aluminum and carbon fiber. You will save about 20% off retail if you purchase on kickstarter. I trust this company with everything you do, so I would get it on pre-sale to save with this link here.

Travel Tripod in the Travelline Backpack side pocket
Travel Tripod in the Travelline Backpack side pocket, photo by Peak Design
It fits perfectly in the Travel Line Backpack as shown in the photo above. Learn more about the backpack in the link above.
Tripod at the fully extended at the beach with pro DSLR
Travel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

The tripod can handle a full frame DSLR camera with a 70-200mm lens and still be stable. It has a weight capacity of 20lbs, a max height of 58.5″, packs down to 15.25″ and has a diameter of 3.25″. It features 5 leg sections. The aluminum weighs 3.44lbs while the carbon fiber weighs 2.81lbs.

Peak Design Travel Tripod for DSLR, Point and Shoot, and Mobile Cameras
Travel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

It has a stowable phone mount so you can mount your phone on the tripod at any point in time. The tripod features a secure and immediate camera installation. You can deploy the legs without having to flip the tripod over.

easy to mount camera on tripod
easy to mount camera on tripod, photo by Peak Design
Peak Design Everyday backpack hanging on hook of Peak Design travel tripod
Travel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

Need to add weight to the tripod or keep your bag off the ground? Well there’s a nice handy hook in the center to do just that. The bag in the photo is the Everyday Backpack.

Tripod can carry a full full DSLR with telephoto lens
Tripod can carry a full full DSLR with telephoto lens, photo by Peak Design
Tripod Easy to hang off shoulders
Tripod Easy to hang off shoulders, photo by Peak Design

Want to learn more, the Peak Design team will answer any questions you may have as well as update the FAQ and Update section on the kickstarter.

Everglades National Park

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Everglades National Park is one of my favorite national parks to visit. It is the largest tropical wilderness in the United States. It is also the third largest national park in the contiguous United States. I love how I can visit the park without having to drive for too long. It is split with a northern section that you access through Miami or Everglades City and southern section that you access through Homestead.

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I try to visit the Florida Everglades once a year, if not more.

*Disclaimer: Some of the links are affiliate links. This means if you click on certain links and purchase their product, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps support my website. Thank you for the support!

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I always take a camera or maybe two with me. I want to be able to capture all of its beauty like alligators, birds, cypress trees, mangroves and much more. My GoPro Camera is usually mounted on my Peak Design Capture which is attached to my bag. The bag I used that day is the Peak Design EveryDay Backpack. The GoPro will film my walks as I photograph using my Nikon DSLR Camera.

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Florida Nature Photographer

A lot of these photos are from the main entrance of the park in Homestead, FL. There are several hiking, walking, and canoe trails, as well as campsites. If you visit one of the visitor centers, you can look at the maps and find out more about each one. They tell you the level of difficulties each trail is, meaning how far of a distance and estimate length of time they take.

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Softshell turtle in the water

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Tall Cypress Trees

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Mahogany Tree

This is the largest Mahogany Tree in the United States. I think that it just so awesome that the Everglades National Park has this. I was actually super happy to hear about it that I had to go see it in person and you know, take photos.

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Black Vulture in its nest in the tree

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Great Egret

The National Park and Preserves in South Florida are just my favorite parks to visit. https://anagarciaphoto.net/2016/03/14/one-of-my-favorite-places/

You can see more of my landscape photos from other places in my landscapes gallery as well as nature photos in the nature gallery. If you want to purchase any of these photos you see here as a print for your home or office, visit Everglades National Park | Ana Garcia Photography or email me.

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Nature photography

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American Alligator

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This walkway was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017.

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Everglades National Park, Florida Everglades, Florida Nature Photographer, Nature Photography, Ana Garcia Photography, Nature
There’s just something about nature photography when it’s in black and white. It really tells a story.

Tuesdays Together Miami | Rising Tide

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Tuesdays Together Miami had their first meeting June of 2015. It was just one month after the Rising Tide Society hosted its first set of meetups. I went to my first meeting in October of 2015. It was absolutely amazing. I found out about it because I saw 2 friends of mine, a photographer and a graphic designer, in a group photo together on Instagram and Facebook. After that, I joined and never looked back. 

Tuesdays Together Miami Rising Tide Society
Venue Host: Paint & Party Studio
Selfie Photo by: Kristy & Vic Photography


Venue Host: The Salvage Snob
Photography: Kristy & Vic Photography

 

“Every day the Honeybook | Rising Tide team are on a mission to empower the creative economy to rise together, doing what they love.” – Rising Tide Society + Honeybook 

 

Tuesdays Together Miami Rising Tide Society
Venue Host: Paint & Party Studio
Photography: Courtney Jones Photography

 

They host local meetups worldwide. Each group location is called Tuesdays Together + city name. You can find one near you on their map of TuesdaysTogether chapters site.

 

Tuesdays Together Miami meet once a month on a Tuesday. The main purpose is for local creative business owners to support and encourage one another. Each month there is a topic set by the leaders of Rising Tide that is discussed at the meetings. We talk about things related to starting and running a creative business. Some of the topics have been SEO, Pinterest, Protecting Your Business, Social Media, Workflow, Client Experience, Business Planning, Branding, and much more. We are provided a resource guide with tips and everyone chimes in with their knowledge and questions.

 

Tuesdays Together Miami Rising Tide Society
Venue Host: Unearthed Rentals
Photography: Erica Melissa

 

What we do: Community
a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

What we don’t do: Networking
interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career.

 


Backdrop: Boxxed Events
Beverages: Cortiella Photography
Bistro Lighting: Twilight Production
Desserts: Sweet Guilt by Angelica
Entertainment + Lighting: Gannon Events
Furniture Rentals: Rumbas Event Rentals + Artefactum Initiative
Props / Table Styling: Taylor Event & Floral Design
Signage: Love Life Invites
Jazz Piano Player: Nickolas Feijoo
Venue Host: Curtiss Mansion
Photography: Ana Garcia Photography

 

I try to attend each month but there has been occasions where I am unable to. For example, one time I was out of town visiting Charleston, SC. You can see photos from that trip on the Charleston South Carolina blog post. 

 

Our neighbor by chapter is the Tuesdays Together Fort Lauderdale. We have done a Tuesdays Together Miami + Fort Lauderdale joint quarterly meetings together. There was one in which we had the Rising Tide Co-Founder & Head of Community at Honeybook, Natalie Franke. It was absolutely amazing to meet her in person. She’s one of the reasons this community came about along with the co-founders that helped create it.

 

Ana Garcia and Natalie Franke Tuesdays Together Miami + Fort Lauderdale Quarterly RIsing Tide Society
Ana Garcia and Natalie Franke

My shirt reads: “A rising tide lifts all boats” – JFK
A motto of the Rising Tide Society

 

Tuesdays Together Miami + Fort Lauderdale Quarterly RIsing Tide Society
Venue & Bar: Penthouse at Riverside Wharf
Photography: Enuel Viera Photography
Speakers: Natalie Franke, Kristy & Vic Photography, Chef Paty, and Style Catering⠀⠀⠀
Floral Design: Rodri Studio and Maison Francis ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Furniture Rentals: Rumbas Event Rentals + Artefactum Initiative
Videography: Elite Media Concepts
DJ: Cat Shell ⠀⠀
Sweets and Sweets Table Design: Sweet Guilt by Angelica, The Starfish Cottage, Mojo Donuts, and Taylor Event & Floral Design
Photobooth: Dipp Photobooth
Catering Sponsors: The Charcutie and Elite Catering
Indoor Lighting: MPE Event Group ⠀⠀
Outdoor Bistro Lighting: Illumene
Signage & Calligraphy: Claudia Strenger
Gifts: The Lefty Writer, Ana Garcia Photography, Denice Lachapelle Photo and Claudia Strenger
Chapters: Rising Tide Society, Tuesdays Together Miami, and Tuesdays Together Fort Lauderdale

 

Tuesdays Together Miami Rising Tide Society
Venue Host: BizNest 
Photography: Ana Garcia Photography | Erica Melissa

 


Tuesdays Together Miami 
Only One Mark, Inc., Maria Cordova Photography, Dipp Photobooth, Halo Events, Erica Melissa, Ana Garcia Photography, Maureeen C. Weddings, Claudia Rios Photography, and Taylor Event & Floral Design.

 

After every single meeting, I leave feeling very inspired. Our community is just full of support and empowerment. I love it. 

Honeybook is a proactive all-in-one CRM for creatives. It helps you run your business with managing projects, booking clients, sending invoices and much more. You can learn more on this blog post: Honeybook – CRM for Creative Business. You may even find my referral link where you could save.

Feel free to contact me if you want to learn how you can join Tuesdays Together Miami or Tuesdays Together Fort Lauderdale.

 

#TuesdaysTogetherMiami #TuesdaysTogetherFTL #RisingTideSociety #CommunityOverCompetition #AnaGarciaPhoto #TuesdaysTogether #WeAreTheCreativeEconomy #Honeybook

Camera Bags – Finding the right one

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Where do I begin? There are so many types and options of camera bags for all the various cameras like point-and-shoot, entry DSLR, Pro DSLR, action, drones and more. 

The majority types of bags I will be talking about will fit a full frame DSLR Nikon. It doesn’t mean that you won’t find a brand that makes one for your style camera. The manufacturers will have smaller and larger camera bags to fit other types of cameras as well.

I’m going to talk about the various brands and kinds of Camera Bags and what to look for when searching. Once you get your camera, the next thing you need to figure out is how you will carry it. It needs padding to be protected when it is inside a bag, case, etc. Many brands have removable and adjustable dividers. Those come in handy so you can customize how your gear will fit inside, especially the size of the body and lens. Typical types of bags are: shoulder, sling, messenger, backpack, toploading, duffle, totes, hard cases, purses and roller. I’ve used and owned almost each type. They each have a purpose, style and location to be used at. I haven’t settled on just one as I go on different adventures from photographing a family or mom-to-be to exploring the National Parks to walking along the beautiful beaches in Florida.

*Disclaimer: Some of the links are affiliate links. This means if you click on certain links and purchase their product, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps support my website. Thank you for the support!

Peak Design EveryDay Backpack, Photo by Jenifer Michelle Photography
Ana Garcia wearing the Peak Design EveryDay Backpack with Capture Clip holding Nikon DSLR Camera. Photo by Jenifer Michelle Photography

Are you looking for a purse that can carry your camera? Well you’re in luck as they make them.

A purse camera bag is nice as it is fashionable and doesn’t look like a typical bag. You can wear them when you dress up; when you are working an event or wedding; or just a day out on the town and want to take photos. Here are a few brands: Kelly Moore Bag, Jo Totes (Johansen), ONA, Think Tank PhotoLily Deanne, Jill-E Designs and Shutterbag. I personally love the Kelly Moore Bag Mimi (discontinued) and Jo Totes Missy. I’ve had my eyes on the Kelly Moore The Libby 2.0 and The Kate 2.0.

Peak Design EveryDay Sling
Peak Design EveryDay Sling

Next up are sling camera bags. These have one strap that you sling across your back and can quickly swing in front of you to access your camera with ease and quick access. Some allow you to use on either shoulder but a lot work while carrying on your left shoulder then you can swing in front of you on your right. The list of brands can be quite long but I’ll be mentioning the ones I’ve looked at online or personally used or own: LowePro, Peak Design, Tamrac, Think Tank Photo, Mindshift, Manfrotto, Mountainsmith, Pacsafe, Tenba, Timbuk2, Vanguard, and more. My favorite are: LowePro Slingshot, LowePro Passport, Peak Design Everyday Sling, Think Tank Photo Turnstyle. Each of those have different sizes available, depending on how much gear like lenses, bodies and accessories you want to carry.

LowePro Passport Sling Shoulder Bag

Backpacks, what can I say about backpacks… there are quite a lot of choices of backpack camera bags out there from the everyday look to hiking to fashionable.

They even make padded inserts that can go inside them so you can use an every day book bag and carry your camera. Theses brands all make some: LowePro, Peak Design, Tamrac, Think Tank Photo, Mindshift, Manfrotto, and more. Padded inserts: Kattee, S-Zone, Tenba, and others. Atlas Packs Athlete and Atlas Packs Adventure are great for carrying a lot of gear and for hiking. Peak Design Every Day Backpack doesn’t look like a camera bag which is great. If you like to travel, Peak Design has a backpack with various pouches that is great for traveling. It is their Travelline Backpack.
I have a dedicated blog post all about the Peak Design Travel Backpack + Packing Line. See link below.

Atlas Pack Athlete Backpack
Atlas Pack Athlete Backpack
Peak Design Travel Line Backpack
Tamrac Backpack
Tamrac Backpack with BlackRapid Strap on Nikon DSLR with Straps by El Roobs, Respect the Fin Hat
Peak Design Everyday Backpack
Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Shoulder bags and messenger bags are other types. They basically just sit on either shoulder. Brands like LowePro, Tamrac, Think Tank Photo, Mindshift, Manfrotto, and many others make them in various shapes and sizes. The messenger bags usually can carry a larger laptop, depending on its size. Shoulder bags sometimes have a dedicated spot for small tablet or laptop. They can be a quick and casual to grab when you want to go light.

LowePro Shoulder Bag

Let me know if I missed any that you love. I love learning and looking at all the different bags out there. If you need help deciding or if you have any questions, you can email me at AnaGarciaPhotos@gmail.com or leave a comment below.

Full Cold Moon December 2018

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The last full moon of 2018 happened on December 22, 2018. It is also referred to as the full cold moon or just cold moon as it happens on the first day of Winter.

Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. It happened on December 21st, 2018 at 5:28pm EST. The moon was almost full at the time it happened but it was quite cloudy so I couldn’t get any clear photos of it. I was able to take photos of the full cold moon on the day it was its fullest which is what I really wanted. It also marks the last one of the year so it is a nice way to end 2018.

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lest which is what I really wanted. It also marks the last one of the year so it is a nice way to end 2018.

I’ve taken many photos of the moon for many years now. This year I bought myself a super telephoto lens so I can get those extra close shots. The camera I used is the Nikon D800 with the Nikon 200-500mm lens mounted on a Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB Tripod.

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The moon rotates just like the Earth does. Today my mom asked me if I have ever noticed that my photos of the moon are of its different sides. So I looked back at a few of those and guess what, I do! Isn’t that cool?!

Full Cold Moon

You can see some examples in other blog posts:

https://anagarciaphoto.net/2018/07/11/moon-close-miami-night-sky/


https://anagarciaphoto.net/2017/12/04/moon/

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If you are interested in purchasing prints of any of my photos of the this moon or any other night of the moon, you can by visiting


https://www.anagarciaphoto.com/Nature

https://www.anagarciaphoto.com/Nature/Full-Cold-Moon/

https://www.anagarciaphoto.com/Nature/Sky

https://www.anagarciaphoto.com/Nature/Super-Blue-Blood-Moon

https://www.anagarciaphoto.com/Nature/Supermoon-Lunar-Eclipse

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Have you seen any of these rare night sky events as I’ve shared? Which one was your favorite? Where did you see it from? Were you able to take photos? Did you watch it with family or friends? Tell me in a comment below. Can’t wait to hear about your stories. There are some events that happen once in a lifetime and won’t occur again until the next generations to come. I like to capture those as I may not get to see it again but others can enjoy my photos many years later. Thank you for visiting.

Photography Gear

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Ever wondered what photography gear to buy? I’m here to help you by talking about what I like to use or have used and recommend. You don’t need to buy all of it. You really only need a few pieces depending on what you actually want to do.

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Let’s start off with cameras. There is no right or wrong answer when choosing a camera brand. They are all great. You can say the same thing about cars and other items. I currently use Nikon but there is nothing wrong with Canon or Sony.

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I started off with a Nikon 35mm SLR film camera then worked my way to a Nikon DX crop DSLR and eventually upgraded to a Nikon FX Full Frame DSLR. Start with what you can afford, a camera is only as good as the user.

Nikon D810 FX D-SLR Camera Body

Most professional DSLR cameras are sold with just the body, so you will need to buy lenses. Some companies will package the body with the lens like on Adorama or B&H Photo Video.

The faster lens are better overall with low light, hand-held, and more. And with that, they will cost more as well. 1.2 would be the fastest then 1.4, 1.8, 2.8 in most lenses.

Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 Lens

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens

Nikon 85mm f/1.8 Lens

Nikon 105mm Micro f/2.8 Lens

I love photography gear, gadgets and all other kinds of gear. I can talk about it forever. Always wanting to know what is out there and learn about it.

Depending on the photography you are doing, you may need an external flash. I prefer the Nikon one to use with my Nikon camera but there are great off brand flashes that work with your type of camera, like the Yongnuo.

Nikon SB-900 Speedlight Flash

Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Flash

Camera bags, oh what could I say about camera bags… love them. There are so many choices, it is hard to choose but sometimes you need different ones depending on the occasion, event, and how much gear you need to carry.

My latest travel backpack is the Peak Design Travel Line 45L Backpack + Packing Tools. Read more about it on this blog post: (update: it is now available on their website and not just as a preorder)

Peak Design Travel Line Backpack

Other options from Peak Design that I own and love are:

Everyday Sling 10L

Everyday Backpack 20L

On my trip to Charleston, South Carolina, I wanted to go light so I used the Everyday Sling bag.

Peak Design also makes other great gear like straps like the slide, clips, and more. The clip is called the Capture in which it can carry your camera on your bag, waist and more. Check out how I mount my gopro to the capture.

GoPro on Peak Design Capture

More gear recommendations to come soon.

Thank you for reading. Let me know what you use in a comment below.