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    Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    So where & how to do you store all the bags, tripods, cameras, lenses, etc. that you have?

    I have allocated approx 25% of a room to my camera equipment + printer + prints. I have been informed, that I'm losing a portion of this space

    Currently, I'm storing the lenses and bodies in my two bigger bags (backpacks). Then stacking the bags. The printer paper goes in the drawers of the cabinet under the printer, except the 2 largest sizes which don't fit, so they go on the floor underneath the cabinet. Misc pieces (clothes, cleaner, batteries, chargers, etc) are in the drawers or in the backpacks. Spare bags (~5) are all stacked up next to the cabinet. I know, I know. I only have seven bags. I am truly an amateur.

    So what about you? How do you store your stuff? And do you have any recommendations for me? Thanks!

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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    You can make room by reducing the amount of clothes.
    Also, if you raise your bed, a pretty good size lens drawer fits underneath.
    If the rest of the bags are not full, you have plenty of room left.
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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    You can also make more room by buying/renting a bigger place or one with a garage. Alternatively you could also generate room by eliminating the GF... Or get a car with a bigger trunk
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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    I think I'm losing my space TO clothes
    For a diminutive woman, she is to clothes like Imelda Marcos is to shoes.

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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    You can also make more room by buying/renting a bigger place -- alternatively you could also generate room by eliminating the GF...
    Gee, Thanks Jack

    So how do you guys store your stuff at home?

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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    It all fits in one 18 by 18 room
    printer on top of cabinet that holds all printer supplies.
    Two floor to ceiling cabinets are files on the bottom, misc gear in the middle and lenses etc on top. 10 desk drawers add some more storage
    Closet holds bags, bins and office supplies.

    oops, I forgot,
    There is the studio downstairs, a 20 by 20 room with french doors that open to the great-room (30 by 40) for the longer shots. Autopoles hold a three roll seemless rack.
    Storage on walls and a cabinet and closet for lighting modifiers.
    The stuff just about disappears.

    clothes are limited to one walk-in closet for her and one for me.
    -bob

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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisDauer View Post
    Gee, Thanks Jack

    So how do you guys store your stuff at home?
    All the pods, light stands, empty gear boxes and gear bags are in the garage. In dusty, hard to get to corners or the very bottom or top storage shelves. That is because over the past 28 years I have lost all my prime garage space to my wife's stuff...

    When the kids finally leave -- I mean permanently, like after college and after my wife really cuts the umbilical -- I will (hopefully) convert one of their rooms to my own personal space. Again.
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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    Suggest you look into one of those vacuum bag clothing storage dealies. You know, stuff all the off-season clothing in a plastic bag and suck the air out of it until it's compressed to the depth of about an inch. Then stack those somewhere out of the way, like the attic. One must draw the line somewhere. Resist! (and if you're successful, then I'll be able to use you as an example with my wife!)

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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    Or just use the trash compactor
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    Jack.... they never leave.

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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    I have a bedroom that's completely empty. Want to rent it out?

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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    Quote Originally Posted by DougDolde View Post
    I have a bedroom that's completely empty.
    Obviously you are not married!
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    I have avoided the evil institution for over the last 30 of my 61 years. Marriage was invented by women to trap and ensnare men.

    Well I realize that sounds a bit harsh. Religion also had a hand in it. Another evil institution invented to make men feel guilty.
    Last edited by DougDolde; 20th February 2009 at 17:42.

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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    Well Chris....I have the solution.....do like me......have multiple homes and then you can spread out the gear in multiple locations.... which then means you will never be in the place that has the gear you want to use that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    ...have multiple homes and then you can spread out the gear in multiple locations.... which then means you will never be in the place that has the gear you want to use that day.

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    Re: Storage (Bedroom/Studio - not hard drive)

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Well Chris....I have the solution.....do like me......have multiple homes and then you can spread out the gear in multiple locations.... which then means you will never be in the place that has the gear you want to use that day.
    Yeah, that's the only thing stopping me from taking doug up on his offer to rent a room!

    And given that you've seen me look just about every piece of equipment I own to the beach... Not having the piece I wanted around would drive me nuts!

    I'm just going to have to get more creative. I'm thinking about replacing the printer cabinent with a larger taller cabinet that can hold more stuff. Right now it pretty small (2 drawers) stands 18-24 inches tall or so. If I got one w/ the same dimensions except 48 inches tall... it would significantly help w/ the current storage issue.

    Thanks all!

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