Inside Valerie Jardin’s Camera Bag!

Inside Valerie Jardin’s Camera Bag!

Valerie Jardin's Camera Bag

ATTENTION – Send us your camera bags!

If you want to participate, please read the rules of participation at the end of the post.
Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

Inside Valerie Jardin’s Camera bag! (Bag No40)


I’m Valerie Jardin. I’m from France, currently living in the US. I’m a photographer, educator, writer and host of the Street Focus podcast. I have become such a gear minimalist that most of my favorite bags are too big, even the Think Tank Retrospective 5. I still use it for travel, to carry my main camera and a back up for traveling. Once on location, I hit the streets with my Crumpler 4 bag. I find the seatbelt strap extremely comfortable. My Fuji x100s doesn’t even take 1/2 of the space so I can easily put my wallet/passport, extra batteries, an Anker charger for my iPhone, and a small umbrella. Often times a water bottle replaces the umbrella but, since I’m always in a city, it’s just as convenient to buy beverages and snacks as needed (or to sit at a cafe and watch/photograph people!) While on the walk the camera is never in the bag so it’s extremely light, which is the way I like it!

My camera bag contains:

Inside Valerie Jardin's Camera Bag


  • Fuji x100s
  • Two extra batteries
  • One extra SD card
  • Anker charger for my iPhone
  • Credit cards/business cards, coin wallet (possibly my passport if traveling)
  • Often a small hand sanitizer
  • A small umbrella if weather is uncertain
  • Business cards, but they are usually in my pocket.


Thank you


My website:
Street Focus podcast:

Rules of participation

Each person that submits the contents of his bag will also be allowed 150 words to describe her / him self to the rest of the Readers via the website pages! We will even allow one link, back to your website! It will be loads of fun! Why? Well, because we will start to get to know each other through these small 150 word descriptions and of course through the contents of each one’s bags! Now, when we say Camera Bag, it doesn’t have to literally be a bag. It could be a pouch, a backpack, pockets of a jacket, whatever. All we need is the list of all the contents and a photo of those contents on a wooden or carpeted (preferably) floor from above. What must be included in the email you send us? Here is the list of things you need to provide us with in order to have a valid entry:

  • 150 word description of yourself and your Street Photography quirks, habits, tips, whatever. 150 words MAX.
  • Photo of the contents of your bag and your bag next to those contents on a floor, shot from 90 degrees above. High quality, big size.
  • List of items included in your camera bag.
  • Link to your website OR blog OR facebook page OR GooglePlus page OR whatever.
  • A closing remark 20 words MAX. You can say for example something like Thank for letting me share the contents of my bag, now stop looking into my privates and go take some photos!

We thank you in advance for your participation and we are really looking forward to finding out what YOU are hiding in your camera bags! Send everything in at! Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

About “What’s in your camera bag Street Hunter!”

In June 2014  we started sharing the contents of the Camera Bag of one of you, one of our awesome Readers every week! All images and text in these posts are written by the Readers presenting their camera bags.


  1. This is my style. But is there a room for extra lens?
    I love this bag, very discreet, low profile, nobody know it is a camera bag. Much less attractive to steal.

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