Inside David Shire’s Camera Bag

Inside David Shire’s Camera Bag

Inside David Shire's Camera Bag

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

Inside David Shire’s Camera bag! (Bag No86)

Hello Street Hunters,

I am originally from Glasgow, Scotland – but have lived a long time in Israel.
Although I work as a Landscape Gardener and own a start-up Craft Brewery (The Lone Tree Brewery – – is my real passion is photography.
Israel is a small country; about 1/5th the size of Scotland or, approximately, the size of New Jersey and yet, Israel is constantly in the world media. I love Street Photography – I don’t necessarily think of my work as “political” – rather, I prefer to show the daily coexistence between Jews and Arabs, religious and non-religious. On a daily basis, we do all manage to get along. Similarly with Glasgow (I often visit my family there); the city is often maligned – thought of as hard and ugly. I think of Glasgow as the exact opposite – friendly and often, very beautiful.
I use two different cameras – 99.9% of the time a Fuji X100s (and my new Xpro-2 will soon be delivered) and occasionally a Horseman 4*5 with a 210mm Rodenstock lens.
To be honest, I really have to be in the right frame of mind to start with the Horseman…

So the Fuji is with me all day, every day.

I have loved the Billingham bags since I bought my first bag 30 years ago. I like it’s low-tech, non-plastic, non-velcro classic style.
I bought a replacement for my original Hadley last year – a Billingham Hadley Pro.

David Shire's Camera Bag


  • My everyday day carry is the Fuji plus the 2 converter attachment lenses;
  • The wide-angle 28mm equivalent and
  • The telephoto 50mm equivalent.
  • I also carry at least 3 extra batteries with me and
  • A couple of extra cards all in a Lowpro pouch.
  • A small flashlight and
  • A pair of excellent headphones – “RHA” (designed in Glasgow!!)

The other things in my bag are “Saddleback Leather” accessories – a wallet, a coin purse, a holder for business cards and a note pad holder. Saddleback make excellent products that last a lifetime and really complement the Billingham bag.




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.


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