About Doug Murdoch

 

Doug in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Doug in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China. Photo: Casey Murdoch

Well, let’s see. My most recent project is  Think Tank Photo, a company we founded with two products designers (Doug Murdoch and Mike Sturm)  and two photojournalists (Deanne Fitzmaurice and Kurt Rogers), and we recently added Lily Fisher as a senior designer. Prior to that, I worked for Lowepro for eleven years, and then during that time I was a design consultant specializing in backpacks, luggage, shoulder bags, and protective cases for companies like JanSport, Agilent, Marker, and others. But certainly Think Tank is most creative and rewarding, in the sense we are doing exactly what we want to do, and in the process serving photographers by creating new products for them.

4 responses

12 12 2008
Douglas Graham

Well I’m dating myself here but I’ve been a news shooter long enough to have one of the first photographers to own a Jim Domke original. Made in his garage in Philadelphia. Back in the day he ran a little ad in NPPA News photographer Magazine and I think I paid 40 bucks for the thing. At the time it was the only bag that was designed for photojournalist. Now I have Think Tank and it’s the only bag I use, same story. I love it because its based taking pictures on the fly which is what I do not just protecting my gear. It never screams camera gear which is a huge plus working in Washington, D.C. My back and gear are really happy. I’m looking forward to getting a “shape shifter” for the upcoming Inauguration as I’ll be out on the National Mall with the common man and I’ll need a way to get my photos back which as you know means working while carrying a laptop. Thanks for all the hard work you guys have put in and for listening to shooters on what we need.

1 01 2009
Michael Down

I love your bags, carry them every day, computer bag and the little roll away, my next bag will be the back pack…Every time I get into my bags I’m surprised by how feature rich it is. All I can say is wow!! I’m very short 4’ 5” and it’s hard to find bags that are the right scale for my size, no problem with think tank you have three sizes of almost everything. Thanks for all your hard work, you have a loyal customer for life.

22 04 2010
nathan richter

hi Doug, Hope youa are well?/ sorry I didnt make it SF in December but I hope u had a good Xmas?? Are u coming to Melb for the photo show? I will be there again..
We (the paper) have ordered quite a few rolling bags since u came to our office.. we love them!! With the introduction of the Mk 4 we are ramping up our use of video.. can u send me a detailed list of ewquipment we would need to get good sound etc… the names and models of headphones,radio microphones plugs cords ,brackets etc… Can u recommend a good supplier for them… I hope u dont mind!! look fwd to seeing u if u come downunder..
Best wishes Nathan Richter (snr photographer Courier mail)

4 06 2010
Derron Kwong

Well I’m dating myself here but I’ve been a news shooter long enough to have one of the first photographers to own a Jim Domke original. Made in his garage in Philadelphia. Back in the day he ran a little ad in NPPA News photographer Magazine and I think I paid 40 bucks for the thing. At the time it was the only bag that was designed for photojournalist. Now I have Think Tank and it’s the only bag I use, same story. I love it because its based taking pictures on the fly which is what I do not just protecting my gear. It never screams camera gear which is a huge plus working in Washington, D.C. My back and gear are really happy. I’m looking forward to getting a “shape shifter” for the upcoming Inauguration as I’ll be out on the National Mall with the common man and I’ll need a way to get my photos back which as you know means working while carrying a laptop. Thanks for all the hard work you guys have put in and for listening to shooters on what we need.
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