If you’re a freelance photographer or videographer, your work sure can keep you hopping. One morning, you’re on the far west side of town shooting video interviews. Later that day, you’re doing corporate work on the other side of town.
Your work is creative and rewarding. The one drag? Carting around all the gear you need, which can be different for each assignment.
Happily, there is a solution to this issue.
Storage Solutions for Photographers
The first thing to do—before thinking about where your gear will live in between jobs—is to think about properly packing it. Whether you’re a photographer who can’t live without a backpack over your shoulders or someone who prefers the rugged security of a good hard case, making sure you invest in good protective carrying equipment is the best way to keep your gear safe from drops and spills. Cases aren’t just for camera bodies or lenses, though. Make sure you invest in something to carry your tripods, diffusers, light stands, clamps, and meters.
Even if you plan on keeping your camera gear and assorted accessories with you in your vehicle, these cases will help keep your gear in the best shape possible as you cruise around town. In addition, it can help keep your gear organized so you can avoid wondering where a specific tool can be found.
Consider Off-Site Equipment Storage
If you find your photography and filmography equipment is quickly outpacing the amount of space in your vehicle, don’t leave it in your home or office until you need it. Think about self storage. A good self storage unit in a central location will allow you to move quickly between jobs without having to sacrifice much time as you travel from location to location. In addition, using self storage to keep your camera gear in one place can add to its safety; instead of leaving it in your vehicle overnight, unload it into your self storage unit at the end of the day. You can even change the location of your storage unit if you find that your assignments are taking you in a different direction.
Camera Gear Storage and More with StorageMart
The number of self storage units in the United States has skyrocketed in the past two decades—and there’s a good reason for that. They are an affordable and easy way to increase your space without a long-term contract or commitment.
At StorageMart, we offer self storage units that are clean, well-lit, climate controlled (which you’ll want for your equipment), and available on a month-to-month basis. You get all the benefits of having more space without locking yourself into a commitment, allowing your photography or videography business to thrive without the burden of increased overhead. Check out our storage unit guide, or rent a unit online today.
Updated February 13, 2020