Why should photographers consider buying a Camper van ?

posted on 12th of september, 2013

I was recently at Motormania a meeting of vintage cars and vehicles held on 1st September at Grantown on Spey in Scotland . There were over 300 interesting cars some very old and some relatively new.
Among them was this Bedford Autosleeper 'born' in 1972 so about 40 years old.

It was still in pristine condition after providing holidays over all those years. The owner kept it inside in Winter when salt is put on Scootish roads and which causes rapid rusting.
Why put the autosleeper here ?
Well it is the perfect vehicle for photographers especially for landscape photography.
Take pictures at sunset then sleep. Arise in the early morning and get pictures at dawn.
You have a bed inside, a cooker and sink for washing and no hotel charges.
An ealier version of a VW Camper van I captured at Fort George in Scotland. That image has sold 15 times telling you how popular these old vehicles really are.

Finally here's a fun picture

It looks like an autosleeper but look closely and you'll see that it is in fact a tent painted to look like a VW van !

Any other DT members who have an autosleeper could maybe say if they agree.
Happy holidays !

Comments (9)

Posted by Egomezta on September 17, 2013
Great idea.. I have to make some considerations....
Posted by Lenutaidi on September 15, 2013
Nice and funny!
Posted by FabioConcetta on September 14, 2013
The pulmann of the VW is a myth! Beautiful photos!
Posted by Laurasinelle on September 13, 2013
Really nice!! Ha ha ha!
Posted by Cmoulton on September 13, 2013
Love this idea :) And the tent one made e laugh, ha ha!
Posted by Alvera on September 12, 2013
The tent is awsome! Very funny. Fine post, make me dreaming. Flower power!
Posted by Davidwatmough on September 12, 2013
No plenty of free parking in most places....... but mains hook-up allows computing, uploading, downloading, recharging mobile and camera batteries.

Shower / toilet is best on caravan park from time to time !
Posted by Rigsby8131 on September 12, 2013
It has always been a dream of mine to own a camper and go touring around Britain and Europe. Maybe one day!!!
Posted by Clearvista on September 12, 2013
Not got a camper van David but can see that it would be ideal for taking photographs. If you park overnight in some of the beautiful locations in Scotland, are you made to "move on" and find a camp site or are you usually left alone.

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Photo credits: David Watmough.

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