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Stupid question: Where do you keep your equipments during the wedding?

 
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Mar 27, 2011 06:42 |  #1

Just thought of it today. Where do you keep your equipments when you are shooting a wedding? I know people bring 4 to 6 lenses and multiple flashes with them, they probably don't have all their equipments on them right? But, wouldn't it be a risky to just leave it under the table?

Asking because I am going to shoot my friend's wedding, and I wonder where I put my stuff.


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Mar 27, 2011 06:48 |  #2

Where i can see it or in my pelican cases under lock and key.

We roll in 2 cases and set up, lock the cases when we are going to be outide or someplace where we cant see them and put them somplace safe. Ive heard some horror stories. Too tempting especially with so many people showing up at events with cameras.


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Mar 27, 2011 06:51 |  #3

This has been discussed repeatedly and you'll find a number of different approaches already described. Personally, I work with an assistant which mostly solves the problem. If I didn't, the only real threats are during the ceremony and during the reception.

During the ceremony, the back half of the church is usually pretty empty so I keep it back there. Since no one should be back there, it's real easy to keep an eye on things. During the reception, I keep it near the DJ's station (though often, they seem like the shadiest person in the room).


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Mar 27, 2011 09:20 |  #4

If you are really scared, invest in some locking bags. I bring a Thinktank Airport Security to weddings. The zippers lock up with a combination, so nobody can open your bag while you're not there. And it has a steel tether that you can lock onto a table or other object so nobody can walk off with your bag. But really, no matter how hard to you try nothing is ever 100%. I had a local friend of mine have her gear stolen twice. Once outdoors in broad daylight. Someone casually walked by as they were shooting and lifted her lighting bag. Another time someone followed her home from a wedding. She got home, took her cameras into the house and got changed. Within 5 minutes she had gone back to her car to get the rest of her gear and someone had already cleaned out the trunk. It's crazy.

Thankfully, I've never had to deal with this so far. I would cry. All my gear is so well calibrated that I wouldn't even want a brand new camera or lenses... I'd just want my old stuff back.


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Mar 27, 2011 09:27 |  #5

Pelican case with lock. It is in sight, or if not i have it in the office of the venue owner, or in the owners line of sight. The reason it is in a Pelican is both protection from elements and size. Because it is pretty big, anyone thinking of stealing it needs to get it past a lot of people.

I think my gear is much more at risk when shooting sports.


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