Tip Of The Day: Shed a Little Light

Keep a small flashlight in your camera bag to help you find those pieces of equipment on a night shoot or even in a dark building. The Pelican VB3 has two LED's that cover a larger area, it clips on to a pocket or strap on the inside of your bag and its inexpensive ($15, street). If you've got a book reading light,you can save yourself some money and use that. Another trick is to use glow in the dark inkjet labels on your lenses to ID them in the dark, but you’ll have to let your lenses out to p

Keep a small flashlight in your camera bag to help you find those pieces of equipment on a night shoot or even in a dark building. The Pelican VB3 has two LED's that cover a larger area, it clips on to a pocket or strap on the inside of your bag and its inexpensive ($15, street). If you've got a book reading light,you can save yourself some money and use that.

Another trick is to use glow in the dark inkjet labels on your lenses to ID them in the dark, but you'll have to let your lenses out to play every once in a while to charge them up.
—Matthew Panzarino
Contributing Blogger