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Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers. by Zack Arias

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Packing gear.

Q: I KNOW YOU LOVE YOUR THINK TANK BAGS. HOWEVER, HOW DO YOU CARRY YOUR EINSTEINS, MODIFIERS, STANDS, AND OTHER ASSORTED BIG STUFF? I HAVE (AT LEAST) TWO ISSUES: FIRST, I USE THE BUFF BAGS, BUT WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOMETHING WITH MORE PROTECTION AND WHICH IS EASIER TO CARRY. SECOND, WHEN I DO A SHOOT, IT TAKES ME A LONG TIME TO DRAG ALL MY CRAP TO THE SHOOT AND THEN START SETTING UP. I AM MAKING TRIP AFTER TRIP TO GET STANDS, LIGHTS, BAGS, AND MODIFIERS. I WOULD LIKE TO REDUCE THE TIME ON THAT PROCESS.

A: I recently had a corporate job in Florida that pretty much required I pack my entire studio into my car and drive it to a hotel in St. Petersburg. I had to photograph 80 employee headshots on a pure white background. As there isn’t ...

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