Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Use Golf Travel Case for Light Stands & Tripods

Freedom Golf Travel Case $80
The first thing you notice about professional photographer's gear is a lot of it is improvisation.  For example you will notice a Freedom Golf Travel Case that I bought many years ago to use as my light stand and tripod case.  I paid approximately $80 for it.  Today it sells for about $120.

HPRC 6300WE Wheeled Hard Case for Tripods $255
A similar case designed specifically for photography is the HPRC 6300WE Wheeled Hard Case for Tripods which retails for about $255.
Closed Up View

As you can see there is very little difference between the two items.

Before camera bags became well designed I knew of photographers who used boy scout bags for their cameras back in the 1970s.  This was before Jim Domke invented his bag.

I am curious what tips do you have for people on things that you have found work as well if not better for less money for your photography?  Tell us about them in the comments below.

1 comment:

Joseph Gamble said...

Good post Stan. Been using these for corporate travel work and they work great.