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May 25, 2013 12:31 |  #1

What is everyone's solution for doing on location shoots. How do you do it with light stands, umbrellas, soft boxes, lighting, etc? Is there a better solution than carrying everything around piece by piece?


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May 25, 2013 19:40 |  #2

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May 26, 2013 20:24 |  #3

Dolly/cart I bought from Costco.


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May 27, 2013 10:03 |  #4

It depends on how much I'm carrying. My small kit has 4 flashes, triggers, 3 compact stands, 4 umbrellas, and assorted grip (swivels, super clamps, etc.) in a large plastic toolbox.

My step up from that is a Lowepro belt/vest system that carries the assorted triggers, flashes, 2 White Lightning X1600 strobes along with a Manfrotto bag carrying 2x 13'the stands and 2x 86" PLMs.

For more than that, I have a folding cart bought from Harbor Freight that works pretty well. I try to avoid hauling so much gear that I can't just strap it to me and go though, but it does happen occasionally.


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May 27, 2013 20:19 |  #5

Costco and sams has a folding cart for $60.


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May 27, 2013 20:24 |  #6

kipliq wrote in post #15973664 (external link)
Costco and sams has a folding cart for $60.

If you have a Harbor Freight handy, you might take a look st theirs. The ones Ive seen at Sam's Club were more of a dolly/hand truck which is great for items in boxes but not so great when you start stacking sandbags and such on it.


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May 27, 2013 22:27 |  #7

In my earlier years, my solution was to have my daughter and son carry my gear. Both turned out to be great photographers; better than their old man (me). I haul less around these days. I do have a folding two wheel hand truck that works well with a large Rubbermaid tub if I have the need now, which isn't very often. Good luck!


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May 27, 2013 22:55 as a reply to  @ georgebowman's post |  #8

Might look into a Click Volt backpack it has a built in light stand, it looks very cool for location shooting.




  
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