Storage Ideas for your camera gear at home

We have compiled a list of the TOP50 questions that we hear on our workshops. From gear, to settings, to composition, and shooting styles, we have decided to post three questions and answers a week till we get through them all.

We hope they answer some of the questions that you may have. Here is today's question.

Question: How do I store my camera and lenses when I am at home?

Answer: There are a variety of ways to consider storing your camera gear while at home. But before you decide, consider three important reasons to store your camera gear. 1) Dust and particles. Keep your gear out of open air to eliminate dust and particles collecting on the camera, lenses and accessories. 2) Safety. They should be safe from damage. 3) Watch you do not store them in damp locations to avoid the presence of mold starting on the grease in your internal moving parts.

So, keeping in mind where you live and which of the above three you need to concern with the most, here is the advice I give.

You can store your camera gear in backpacks and roller bags and place them in a safe place. This can ensure your gear is ready to go at a moment’s notice and already packed for your next photo shoot.

Or you can buy a storage cabinet. IKEA is an inexpensive option. They sell workspace storage units that are inexpensive and will fit into most spaces. You can check out those units here.

If you have any further comments, please add them to the comments section below. The more feedback and ideas the better.

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Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: