Earlier this year, camera equipment company Manfrotto asked me if I'd be interested in working with them on the launch of their newest camera bag collection 'Manfrotto Manhattan'. Since this brand is one of the best in their field, and I'm already using some of their gear for work (their tripods are stellar!), it didn't take us long to agree on a mini city guide to a photographer's day in Copenhagen.
I'd been looking forward to this shoot, and when the weather finally started to brighten and look like spring, I ventured out to photograph some of my favourite spots in town. With me, I brought two bags from Manfrotto's newest collection, both designed for photographers who need their gear to be easily accessible on the go. With the help of my sweet little sister turned model for this shoot, please tag along for a day around my hometown in partnership with Manfrotto.
Our first stop (and where I'd like to wake up if I were a visitor in Copenhagen) was the brand new Hotel Danmark. I've said it before, but I often find it difficult to find well-designed hotels that are still affordable when creating guides and content from Copenhagen. This new place is definitely going on my list for future work locations.
The rooms are beautiful with a mix of contemporary and classic Danish and international design pieces, and the location is central just off Town Hall Square. The interior of the suite pictured above fitted perfectly with the clean design of the 'Manfrotto Manhattan' Messenger Bag and Shoulder Bag that are both spacious enough to hold a laptop, camera and several lenses as well as personal objects.
My favourite park in Copenhagen is actually not a park but a cemetery. This may sound odd to you, but Copenhageners use the designated park-areas of the cemetery just as you'd use a normal park, and it is one of the most beautiful green oasis in town. There's a sense of quietness here that I always enjoy, and during these early months of spring and summer, the trees take on the most beautiful colours here which makes the cemetery a perfect spot for a little photo walk (as long as you stick to the pathways and stay respectful towards people in here, everything is fine).
Featured here is the Manfrotto Manhattan Shoulder Bag that triples as a tote, a shoulder bag and a backpack. I have mostly been using it as the latter since I found it the most comfortable when carrying around gear for a longer period of time, whilst the tote and shoulder bag functions come in handy when you only need to carry it around for a little while.
MAGSTRÆDE IN THE CITY CENTRE
This street is probably well-known to some of you, but please bear with me as I still find it to be one of the most beautiful old streets in town. Also, I thought it would make for a great scene to photograph the 'Manhattan' Messenger bag that can be used as a cross-over bag as well as a bag to put on your bike (I'd make sure it was properly attached when holding costly camera gear, of course). Both Manfrotto bags feel a lot like your classic bags that lets you open the flap and have all your equipment within reach very easily.
I've never been a fan of the suitcase camera bag that force you to put down the entire bag on the floor, sit down next to it and open one side completely to access everything. This might have to do with the fact that I'm carrying three different lenses at the most when photographing in the city for photographic and editorial projects, and for this purpose, the Manfrotto 'Manhattan' collection has all the space I need. For more information about the new collection, please see the Manfrotto website here, and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to ask them below.
— This post is created in paid partnership with Manfrotto —