Chic Geek Giveaway: Emera Bags

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It's been said that an artist is only as good as her materials. How many times have you kicked yourself for forgetting your camera at home while you were out exploring a local park or new shops? It's a major dilemma for photographers and bloggers.

This week, I'm giving away the quintessential photographer bag from Emera, a collection of tote bags aimed at protecting your camera and offering you the best way to carry your goods while you are out on the go. Taking my camera with me while out on the weekend is a serious gamble. On the one hand, you are almost guaranteed to capture great moments. On the other, you are at a 50% chance of hurting your beloved camera. So what's a girl to do? Make sure you invest in an Emera bag. Specially created for photographers, the bag is a favorite among professional photographers because of its sturdy and strong form that protect your camera from daily hazards.


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Let me count the reasons why I'm a fan of Emera totes:

  • Loaded with seven padded compartments
  • Can hold and protect expensive equipment – DSLR , several lenses, a laptop, cords and power supply gear.
  • Keeps contents easily accessible – digging around here.
  • Offers a netted zip-pocket for memory cards and small essentials.
  • Safely stores outside pockets at each end for smartphones, keys, etc.

I bought my first Emera bag about three years and it is my go-to bag when I'm running around the city or on vacation. I never have to worry about my camera, and I never have to dig into my black-hole-of-a-purse for cords or battery chargers. Who knew a tote bag could offer peace of mind? Your lenses and gadgets are all safely nestled in Emera's padded walls and that is a major relief.

Well, thanks to Nathiya from Emera, one lucky winner will get to have her own Emera bag! All you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment below and tell me where you take your camera. To school? On vacation? While running errands?
2. Like IFB on Facebook 
3. Be sure to leave a valid email address.


The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least thirteen (13) years of age at the time of entry. A complete list of rules and regulations are located here.

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64 Responses

  1. Elle @ Chellbellz

    That bag would come everywhere with me. A lot of the times I can’t take my DSLR with me because i’m afraid i’ll scratch the lens, or damage my screen which i’ve done in the past. It would come with me to Events, outside to get street style photos, everywhere there is inspiration!

  2. gail kent

    I always take more than one camera on vacation-I try to carry a camera most of the time-like photos-this bag looks great-my bag I have is not big enough for all of my cameras , cord, etc.-thanks for the giveaway-hope all have a great day

  3. Faith

    I take my camera with me whenever I go out! Usually on the weekends to the mall! 🙂


  4. Rominey

    I take my camera whenever I know I’m going downtown or any place there will be an opportunity to see fashionable people. I don’t want to pass up the opportunity to take pictures if I know it could contribute to my blog! And I learned the hard way that if I don’t keep my camera in my bag at all times, I will!!

  5. Sandra

    This looks like the perfect camera bag! I’m always worried about carrying my camera in my regular bag and that prevents me from carrying it around with me more than I want to. Great find!

  6. Heidi

    LOVE this bag….seems perfect for camera, lenses, and all my other mom stuff…instead of numerous bags, i can just load it all up in this bag and go! I take my camera everywhere…but i mostly enjoy taking pics of the outdoors and of my daughter dancing on stage.

  7. Quinn Smith

    My camera is with me where ever I go! Mostly because I have kids and I want to capture every precious moment, but also because you never know when you’re going to see something that’s going to inspire you or others. It’s so much better to be prepared!

  8. Mollie Ruiz-Hopper

    I’m really never without my camera, it’s with me when I go shopping, running errands, seeing friends or spending time with family. I like being prepared because you never know when the perfect moment for a picture will happen.

  9. lei ann

    i take my DSLR with me to any big event (wedding, blogger meetup, etc.) but my little canon P&S is ALWAYS with me for informal clothing & food pics 🙂 i would love this camera bag to protect my DSLR. i already follow IFB on FB!

  10. Michelle

    I take everywhere. I am either taking pictures with my cell or with my camera. You never know when you will see something that inspires you, so my camera is always in my purse.

  11. Misty

    I take my camera EVERYWHERE! lately it’s been on many Disneyland trips. It for sure needs a nice comfortable home. My poor camera.

  12. Ashley

    I tend to take my camera everywhere that I can! My favorite place to take it however is my parents’ house. I never go there without it. I have six siblings that still live at home and since I see them less, I love to make sure I capture as many moments as possible when I am with them.

  13. Irene Dockins

    I think it’s the ‘Go anywhere’ bag- great for everything I do & everywhere I go. Beautiful enough for people to think its a “regular bag” yet hides all my gear for working & playing. The perfect bag for women with ‘stuff’ to take along & still look chic! Love it!

  14. Hunybee67

    I love macrophotography and usually end up wishing I had my DSLR with me when I leave it at home. Love, love the *emera bags.

  15. Sophie

    I’d take my camera first to my best friends home and make some fun pictures. After that i’d update my blog with some outfit pictures!


  16. Kristina Baron

    I take my camera with me almost every single day! I never know when I am going to be somewhere that inspires me so I could definitely use a safe and chic bag to carry it in.

  17. Kam

    My ideal answer – everywhere! My realistic answer – when I’m going out specifically to do some photography, so to the park, occasionally to campus, and on road trips. DSLRs can be bulky and my current camera bag is not-so-stylish and doesn’t fit other necessities for an on-the-go girl.

  18. Erica

    I take my camera to work every day to snap outfit posts. That means 3 hours of travel, 4 buses, and numerous things piled on top of it inside my purse. I’d love to win a bag like this!

  19. Minnie

    I take my DSLR wherever I go. I take it with me to Uni, when I’m hanging out with friends and family or when going to special events such as the current London Fashion week! With my camera It is like forgetting or leaving my iPod/iPhone at home = nightmare (as music is my second passion)! I simply can not live without my camera. I want to capture every beautiful moment of my experiences and adventures and as a fashion blogger I need to capture my various styles every day to inspire other bloggers and because it is what I love. It’s my number 1 passion. So the Emera bag would belp me to take care of my baby and protect it even better from scratches and damages. But even if I won’t win the bag ( 🙁 ) I will always take my camera with me!!!! My email address is [email protected] thanks babe xx

  20. Denise

    I take my camera everywhere to capture those magic moments of our just-turned-5-year-old. You never know when something comes up and you want to capture it. So love the Emera bag!

  21. Alejandra

    I take my camera a.ka Baby every where, school, work, shopping, the park, parties and D.C basically everywhere and I’m going to LA next month so I need a nice safe bag to keep it while I explore the city <3

  22. Wendy

    My favorite place to take my camera is everywhere. There is beauty all around and I find it often when my camera is home as I do not have an appropriate bag. I love capturing the unexpected. Last weekend I was in Seattle taking an iconic photo of a shop sign and a bride and her five bridesmaids came rushing down the sidewalk from behind. It is a great photo. *fingers crossed*

  23. Brandi

    I usually only take my point-and-shoot for normal outings. I never want to have my DSLR thrown in with everything else in my bag. Camera bags are cumbersome. The Emera bag would be very welcome!

  24. Kristina

    I take my camera just about everywhere, I’d love this bag to keep it safe and look fashionable too!

  25. Abby

    How cool, I’m so excited! I take my camera with me everywhere! You never know when an opportunity will present itself! 🙂

  26. Priscilla

    I take my camera with me to work since I work on Madison Avenue in NYC. All you see is a runway in the mornings. Everyone in and out of Dior, Chanel, and Berdorf’s look fabulous. It is great to be able to take photos of great outfits.

  27. Emma

    I take my camera, basically everywhere I go. I love taking pictures of my friends and my travels. I especially love working in black and white and using shadows.

  28. Lyddiegal

    I take my camera everywhere – you never know when you will find the perfect spot for outfit photos!

    I like you on FB!

    chiclyddie at gmail dot com

  29. Style Maniac

    As it happens I am actively searching for a laptop/media bag so wouldn’t it be just perfect to win one!

    Since my iPhone is always with me I tend to rely on that more than my camera, even though it’s just a little digital one. But when traveling (as I am now) I take both and what with the cords, the chargers, the laptops — I definitely need something to keep it all organized.

  30. Traci D.

    I take my camera with me everywhere. I don’t want to miss out on a single picture opportunity!

  31. Theresa J

    My camera comes with me everywhere my problem is after taking the pictures what to do with them.

  32. Tricia Marchand

    My camera would love to go more places with me, but I don’t have a single bag for her. She is always saying things like: “you never take me anywhere” and “I wonder if I were young and hip, would you treat me differently then?”. I hate for her to feel this way. This bag would be a fantastic way for me to prove my love, and bring her along to do what she does best, as I blog blog blog.
    Thanks for reading!

  33. Jo

    I actually take me my camera with me everywhere! There is beauty in the mundane and I don’t want to miss it!

  34. Julie

    My daughter would love this-she takes her camera everywhere
    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  35. Ren De Villa

    I take my camera EVERYWHERE. It’s simply just a must even in an ordinary day, especially for school, mall strolling and partying. 🙂

  36. Tara Cope

    I take my camera outdoors! I love shooting sunsets, landscapes, water, rocks, flowers & trees.

  37. Kathryn Johnson

    I just got my Sony a55 last week and I need a camera bag so that I CAN take it places! 🙂

  38. Maria @verybusymama

    My sister had just given me her old camera and I take it everywhere with me! I keep it under the back seat of the car in my son’s old backpack. She lost the lens cover so I have to take extra good care of it. I could do with a new bag 🙂

  39. April Mae

    I take my camera everywhere. It stays in my purse because you never know when you will need/want it. I have been eyeballing these bags for a little while now and hear such great things about them. I would love to win one. If I did I think it would convince my boyfriend that I need a newer/nicer camera to tuck inside it. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity of the giveaway.

  40. Derek

    Seeing that my girl friend has a love for this bag and would be very happy to win one count me in on this giveway as well.

  41. Zoe

    I usually take my camera EVERYWHERE!
    (Although not school cause I’m afraid people will steal it or break it )
    I want to capture every moment and have all the memories, whatever happens , memories always remain!
    Lovely bag,
    Zoe xx

  42. Barbara

    So disappointed that this “giveaway” is not available to Canadian residents. I love the emera bags and follow them on FB. They ship to Canada so why don’t we qualify for the draw. I take my camera everywhere just in case that perfect shot pops up.
    If I won, would you ship it to my daughter-in-law’s address in USA?

    Thanks, Barb.