Think Tank Photo Airport Advantage

Think Tank Photo, in their commitment to supporting new talent, has generously agreed to offer a Think Tank Photo camera bag to this year’s Grand Prize Winner, as well as the Second and Third Place finishers, and the Honourable Mentions. This is the fourth year Think Tank Photo have sponsored this contest.

Think Tank Photo is a group of expert product designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. Their goal is to create the most inventive and effective solutions for all photographic situations. Think Tank has created a string of innovations since their founding in 2005, unmatched by their competitors.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive an Airport Advantage roller bag, Second Place will receive a StreetWalker v2.0 backpack, Third Place will receive an Exposure 13 shoulder bag, and Honourable Mentions will receive a Multi-Mount Holster 20 camera bag. More information about these prizes is provided below.

We thank Think Tank Photo for their continued support, and applaud them for their commitment to promoting the professional development of up-and-coming documentary photographers and photojournalists around the world.

Airport Advantage

Designed for traveling photographers, the Airport Advantage roller is sized to meet commuter or regional jet carry-on requirements. The roller’s customisable interior allows you to carry the maximum amount of gear on the plane. The Airport Advantage’s lightweight design helps meet weight restrictions, yet features the same level of protection for which Think Tank is known.

Key Features

  • Specially designed interior to maximise gear for carry-on for small aircraft such as commuter and regional jets. Meets U.S. and international airline carry-on requirements
  • Ultra light design weighs only 5.9 lbs. (2.7kg), keeping your roller under weight restrictions
  • Dedicated laptop pocket† fits up to 15” laptops in a padded sleeve

StreetWalker v2.0

Legendary durability and award winning comfort make the StreetWalker series one of the most sought-after products in the photographic world.

Key Features

  • Tripod mount on front panel
  • Padded shoulder straps comfortable for all day trekking
  • YKK RC Fuse zippers, ballistic nylon, high-density velex and closed-cell PU foam are the highest quality materials in the industry

Exposure 13

Stylish yet storm-resistant carrying solution for the active photographer. Built with high performance waterproof sailcloth panels, strategically placed storm flaps, water-repellent DWR fabric, and a sturdy Tarpaulin bottom, the Exposure will protect your camera gear from the elements and withstand the rigours of adventure photography.

Key Features

  • Extreme abrasion, tear and weather resistant Sailcloth with X-Pac™ technology
  • Waterproof, heavy-duty, tarpaulin base
  • Cross-body stabiliser strap attaches to shoulder strap for active adventures

Multi-Mount Holster 20

The Multi-Mount Series holsters are designed to protect a single camera kit from the elements, making it ideal for outdoor adventures.

Key Features

  • Elements Barrier™ under zipper and seam sealed rain cover block unnecessary elements, such as stormy weather, wind, snow, and dust, from reaching equipment
  • Tarpaulin paneling for additional weather and abrasion resistance
  • Front pocket for essentials (Speedlight flash or tabletop tripod on the 30 & 50 sizes)
  • Personalise five key carrying positions with the included Multi-Mount adjustable strap system: Shoulder, Chest, Pack (Front Harness), Storage, Belt

Posted by Thaddeus Pope

Thaddeus Pope is the Director of Visual Communications for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.