Lets pretend we're Norm Abrams. The bearded guy in PBS New Yankee Workshop and this OLD HOUSE.
I am sure most of the photographers wish there was a better way of lugging, schlepping, hauling all of our junk from car to wherever and then find out we left something at home. Ever happen to you? There are those that go commando minimal equipment. Well I am a firm believer in you can't have too much equipment. This meetup is for the equipment junkie, the guys that bring their light stands, umbrellas, softboxes, battery packs, Einsteins, white ligntings, Elinchroms, Profotos, reflectors, the overoptimistically named "beauty dish" , you name it , they wish they had it with them guys
This applies to MUAHs as well they lug around who knows what ungodly amount of junk as well.
Last Sat at the Boulevard 3 meetup, we had an inordinate amount of equipment of stuff to setup haul around and separate bags are great for the manufacturers that sell that stuff but you need 8 arms to carry all that stuff separate bag for this and another bag for this and so on and then you forget a bag or some scum sucking lowlife makes off with one. I watched Peter haul all his stuff he looked like a mule with all the round bags around him. I loaded my crap onto a convertible handcart from Costco. That lightstand bag ,I call the "bodybag" on the bottom of the pile ,my light kit, extension cords, my camera stuff all tied together nice and neat
I got 20 feet from my truck. that pile overturned in the parking lot in a heap, looked like a tanker truck that overturned on the 405 at 4:30 pm on a Holiday weekend. All those people trying to get into the parking lot honking cursing, what a pain in the ass. none of the guys were around to help cause they were hauling their own stuff!
We will meet over lunch some place hopefully someplace they won't kick us out of. We will discuss
1) what we carry
2) the design of the carrier
3) Amenities such as compartments and drawers
Ideas to consider:
a shooting station for laptop use, power station for bat pacs, places to store light stands, locking doors, tires and wheels, casters,
I have access to table saws, routers, nail guns, drills etc.