When you’ve been into photography for a long time, and especially if you have the so-called “gear acquisition syndrome,” keeping your gear organized can pose quite a challenge. In this 90-second video, Ted Forbes will give you six DIY ideas for storing your precious gear. They all include household items, and some of them you may already have at home.
1. Wine rack
This is one of those items you might already have at home. In case you already store wine bottles on it, you can buy another wine rack and use it to store your lenses. Pretty clever!
2. Lazy Susan
Another household item you may already have at home is Lazy Susan. As a matter of fact, you may even already use it for photography if you followed some of our DIY projects. One of the purposes it can also have is storing your lenses like this:
3. Double Lazy Susan:
While you’re at it, why don’t you make it double?
4. Modular shelves
You can use a modular shelf system to store your camera bodies, speedlights, lenses and what not. It’s customizable and adjustable, so you can make it fit your storage needs.
To store camera straps, bags and backpacks, add a hook system to your modular shelf. It crossed my mind that it could also be useful for cables.
6. Pantry storage
The last tip is to convert a pantry shelf designed for can goods to store all of your lenses. These shelves can hold a lot. So, I believe even those of you with a large lens collection will find this tip useful.
Personally, I don’t own too much gear. But I do have a lot of accessories and random crap and props I use for photography. And I find it challenging to organize it all, especially after moving home four times in two years. Therefore, I find Ted’s tips very useful! Do you have any storage tips you’re willing to share? Feel free to write them in the comments below.
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