Fiddling around with little zippers on bags can be a pain, especially when you’ve your camera in one hand, with a bag clenched between your knees trying to unzip it with your free hand.
Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter has a super cheap solution that not only helps to make this problem go a little easier, but also helps with efficiently identifying your kit when shooting with a crew.
I never really thought about it before, but now that I do, all my favourite gear bags that I use regular, and I have a couple of dozen variously sized bags, have some kind of tag hanging off the zipper to make easier to grasp and open/close them quickly.
The bags I tend to avoid, don’t.
Despite the obviousness of this solution, it would’ve probably never occurred to me had I not seen this video. Paracord now ordered!
A very simple and inexpensive solution to a problem you might not have realised you had. Ok, so it’s a minor issue, but it’s one of those little annoyances that we shouldn’t really have to deal with.
I’ve been using gaffer tape to mark my bags and equipment for years, just as Caleb does, but what other little tricks do you use to make your life just that little bit easier on a shoot? Let us know your tips in the comments.