There is a lot of grip gear that you can put in your grip kit that you can keep in your photography studio or take out with you on shoots. What is the best way to organize it all so you know where everything is? Author Abba Shapiro talks through several different ways you can keep your photography grip gear organized and how to transport it.
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- There's lots of ways to organize your grip gear.…For some photographers, it's simply keeping everything…organized on shelves, and grabbing what you need…when you need it.…This is ideal for photographers primarily working…in a studio.…If you're doing more location shooting,…you may want a grab-and-go scenario,…keeping your grip gear in bags or in crates,…and you can just grab those right for a shoot.…Now, the trick is, with a grab-and-go scenario…is to make sure that everything is organized,…and put back in its proper place, after the shoot.…
That way, the grip kit is ready to rock when you need it.…The two primary storage containers for grip gear…are milk crates and canvas bags.…It's easy to see what's in the container,…and get stuff out, and back in.…Milk crates are great, because you can stack them,…they're sturdy, and they're fairly cheap.…And because they stack so easily, they're easy to pack…in cars and vans, and you can use a hand cart…to drag them when you're on location.…
Once you're back in your studio, they fit really nicely…
- What is a grip kit?
- Organizing and transporting your grip gear
- Using stands and plates
- Mounting equipment with clamps
- Controlling and shaping light
- Powering your shoots
- Staying safe: important safety gear
Skill Level Intermediate
Shooting on the Road, from Gear to Workflowwith Ben Long3h 8m Intermediate
1. Why Do You Need Grip Gear?
What is a grip kit?1m 3s
2. Stands and Plates
4. Controlling and Shaping Light
6. Safety Equipment and Essential Items
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