Storing / organising photography gear

December 6th, 2017

When you first get into photography, storing your gear is very easy. You won't have much gear, and you can just store it in your camera bag. But when you get a larger amount of equipment, with some of it being more specialized gear that you only need to use every once in a while, then storing gear can become more of an issue. You need some way of keeping it organized so that you can easily find what you need when you need it. And ideally, stored in a way that doesn't take up a lot of room.

So in this post I thought I'd share how I store my gear. It's not perfect, and just because it works for me, doesn't necessarily mean it will work for you. But hopefully it will give you some ideas. Maybe you'll even be able to give me some helpful ideas to improve my gear storage?

Storing and organising photography gear / equipment

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More UV flash and torch tests

August 16th, 2016

In this post I'll cover two main points:

  1. Does adding the protective plastic over the flash head when performing a full spectrum modification to the Vivitar 283 flash reduce its UV output compared to having it bare?
  2. How well does the Convoy S2+ Nichia LED 365nm UV torch / flashlight work for reflected UV and UV induced visible fluorescence photography?

And also compare the difference between flash and the torch for reflected UV photography.

More UV flash and torch tests

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An hour in Gwangju

August 10th, 2016

I haven't posted anything here in quite a while. I don't really have anything interesting to write about at the moment, however to break the silence I thought I might as well post a few photos.

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Sigma 24mm f2.8 macro & Nikon Series E 100mm f2.8 lenses mini-reviews

April 25th, 2016

I was recently lent the Sigma 24mm f/2.8 Macro AF lens and Nikon 100mm f/2.8 Series E (manual focus) lens. And since I haven't posted anything for quite a while, I thought I might as well write up my thoughts on these two little lenses.

Sigma 24mm f2.8 macro & Nikon Series E 100mm f2.8 lenses mini-reviews

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Fixing up the Haoge mini ball head

February 28th, 2016

How to fix the Haoge mini ball head by adding a safety pin to it so that the head cannot separate when used at an angle. [...]


Cheap Chinese Mini Ball Head Review

February 14th, 2016

Review of two cheap Chinese mini ball heads - a generic unbranded model and a Haoge branded model, and how they compare to a much more expensive Manfrotto. [...]


Converting a cheap umbrella softbox into a stripbox

January 6th, 2016

How to take a cheap umbrella softbox and turn it into a stripbox by using it with the umbrella only part-only. [...]


Low cost, size, and weight panorama head / plate

December 19th, 2015

A low cost, low weight, small size DIY panorama head / panorama plate solution for cylindrical and partial panoramas. [...]


Mini ballhead with umbrella holder Review

October 5th, 2015

Review of a mini ballhead umbrella holder, which has a 1/4″ threaded screw on top and comes with a cold shoe adapter for mounting a flash inside an umbrella [...]


UV Panoramas

September 28th, 2015

Discussion on the difficulties in taking 360° panoramas using ultraviolet light only, and links to a couple of example UV panos. [...]