Adding yet another camera to your collection is always fun and exciting. As your collection keeps growing the problem becomes finding a proper place to store them. My camera collection found a beautiful home in my liquor cabinet.
About a month ago my dormant love for analogue lit up and turned from kindle into a full on forest fire. The result is an ever-expanding camera collection. My biggest problem became finding a worthy home for these beautiful gems.
As graceful as I think some of them look as a decorative piece, especially the vintage cameras, I am not a big fan of them collecting lots of dust. On the other hand I didn’t want to just chuck them in a box or hide them in a closet. Looking around my living room I noticed the antique wooden closet, discretely hiding the liquor cabinet, and decided it was time for a change.
Glassware and bottles moved to the kitchen, making way for my cameras. This way they are kept from gathering dust, and always at the ready whenever I need them or just want to show them of.
My cameras also travel quiet a lot. Let me share with you how I organize my cameras when I go out.
Having just spent a good amount of money on cameras, I thought it was just as fair to invest in a good camera bag. Not being able to choose which cameras to leave at home, I knew I was going to need a reasonably sized bag, but not so big it was going to way a ton. I settled on the thinktank Retrospective 7. I haven’t regretted it for a second!
The bag doesn’t look big from the outside, but holds everything I need and more! The best thing is the bag is very comfortable to wear, even with all this gear inside. The roomy padded compartment can be divided any way I want and it has a separate padded compartment in the back that holds my ipad.
So, if you think your cameras deserve to be safely stored in a beautiful home, take a look at your liquor cabinet and decide what you would rather keep in there, glasses and bottles or your beautiful camera collection?! And if you haven’t invested in a good bag to take your gear on holidays, check out the retrospective line. Though it is designed for SLR systems, it works very well for smaller analogue.