My New Camera Bag

For a long time, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect camera bag – one that seamlessly blends style and functionality, to accompanying me on my photography adventures, whether I’m traveling abroad or simply exploring my local area.

After countless searches trying to finding anything I liked, I gave up. So for a long time, I’ve been carrying my camera either in my lady bag or over the shoulder in the camera strap. Not ideal when you’re constantly on the move.

So when I was contacted by Grams28 – a design company that makes exclusive Italian leather bags, asking if I would like to test their new Camera bag; The 172 Camera Sling, I immediately said yes. Finally, a camera bag that looks elegant and fits my needs.

This is me exploring a beautiful abandoned sanatorium from 1903 located in the South of Funen, Denmark.

What drew me to this bag initially was its timeless design. I’m a firm believer in investing in pieces that stand the test of time.

With its classic, simplistic design, it’s a companion I can see myself carrying for years to come, regardless of ever-changing trends.

It’s the kind of bag that effortlessly transitions from urban escapades to countryside hiking, complementing my style wherever I go.

Size matters when it comes to camera bags, and this one hits the sweet spot. For me, this is super important!

It’s not too bulky to weigh me down during long walks or bike rides, yet it’s spacious enough to accommodate my full-size camera, an extra lens and accessories.

The padded interior provides peace of mind, ensuring that my gear stays safe and secure, no matter how bumpy the journey gets.

I love that there’s space for extra batteries, iPhone, Airpods, lipgloss, memory cards and so on.
I prefer to carry the sling bag placed on my back. It gives me freedom to move.

The bag comes with customizable dividers. As someone who’s constantly changing my camera setup, depeing on where I’m going and what I’m shooting, having the flexibility to arrange the interior to my liking is a game-changer.

Whether I’m carrying one camera body + one lens or two camera bodies and one lens, this bag adapts effortlessly to my ever-changing needs, keeping my gear organized and easily accessible.

When travelling for longer destinations, I can easily fit in my Canon Mirrorless camera, a large zoom lens and my small travel Camera; the Canon G7x. Just perfect!

Organization is key for me, and this bag doesn’t disappoint on that front. With dedicated pockets for SD cards, camera batteries, and even my iPhone or iPad, everything has its place, eliminating the frustration of digging through my bag to find what I need. It’s the little details like these that make all the difference in the world.

Let’s not forget that I was gifted this camera bag, and therefore did not pay for it myself. I want to be honest with you; this camera bag is an investment compared to other camera bags you’ll find on the market!

Also, I would have loved if this bag came in a brown color. I would have picked brown leather over black leather anytime.

After using the 172 Camera Sling for a couple of weeks, and travelling with it I have fallen in love – especially the bag size and the quality speaks to my heart.

I know, that I’ll be enjoying this bag for many years to come, and I can’t wait to bring it with me when I travel to Provence soon!

Camera Bag: 172 Camera Sling // Design Brand: Grams28

About Christina Greve

Christina Greve is an internationally recognized photography educator specializing in creativity and mindfulness. She is known for her elegant storytelling photography and draws much of her inspiration from the Nordic countryside, travels, food and still life. With over a decade of experience in psychology, Christina transitioned her passion for photography into a thriving full-time business focused on photography and education. Her work, both in photography and writing, has been featured in numerous prestigious magazines, blogs, and books worldwide.Christina is dedicated to empowering multi-passionate women, artists, and creative individuals to find direction, overcome self-doubt, and pursue their passions. Through her curated tools, inspirational content, and transformative courses, she guides her students towards making a fulfilling living doing what they love.Having coached thousands of women from over 40 countries, Christina is renowned for her expertise. For 15 years, she has led the highly acclaimed Lifestyle Photography Academy, providing invaluable guidance to aspiring photographers. Through her podcast "The Empowered Creative," popular blog, and sought-after workshops, Christina has established herself as a trusted resource for creatives seeking practical photography knowledge, genuine support, and heartfelt encouragement.