I am doing a lot of shooting lately in areas where i want my MFDB setup to look as "simple" as possible in order to avoid attention from people thinking that the value of my camera could be worth the chance of dumping me (lifeless) in some ditch.
Any experiences with good camouflage? A shiny box with a large LCD has a tendency to attract more attention than my Pentax 6x7.... so maybe something to cover it in some way?
I used to carry my Canon in a shopping-mall plastic bag a couple of times.
Nice way to hide large white lenses...
Any suggestions are welcomed with open arms
I live in South Africa and have a Aptus 65 that i would like use to take photograph some urban landscapes.
I am at present getting an all risks insurance quote before i head out , my old Hasselblad 500 body will help , but i am going to be dealing with some people who would kill you for the change in your pocket , so for me i am going to have a driver with the car running and allocate about 2 minutes per image before moving on to the next scene.
I must also find an ugly bag to cover my shiny new yellow Pelican case , that thing certainly says expensive stuff inside please come steal me.
If i am going to spending some time in a location i will either use my 35mm digital so i can work really fast and if it is stolen i can easily replace it.
I have hired a guard in the past when i have worked in really bad hot spots , but i also think the trick is to keep moving.
I must say shooting on location is the only time i would consider shooting film again , it would certainly take the pressure off , until of course you had to have scanning done.
And of course there are a lot of places in South Africa you would not consider going to at all ,
let alone taking a camera with you.
I often think about all the photographs that i would like to take but i would probably have to deprive my family of my life to get them.
That said South Africa is a great country to visit , just consult with people on the ground before
risking your body and cameras.
Cheers best of luck