Yet another thing I forgot to blog about!
Dale LOVES a project. And as winter dragged on in January, Dale decided to make his own sand bags. He didn’t want to pay the $25–$35 each (click on prices to see the styles he modeled his after) at the camera store for a bag of sand–he just couldn’t justify the price. He made a total of 10 and he said they cost him about $6.50 each to make, using the same materials as the commercial equivalents!
He borrowed a bag from our friend Pat and then reverse-engineered the bags to make his own. He’s even had photographers on message boards offer to buy the bags (empty, of course)!
Here’s a link to his photo gallery, showing step-by-step how he did it. And here’s a link to a PDF Dale created to give to other photographers with a do-it-yourself nature!
February 9, 2018 at 9:19 am
which fabric did Dale use for the sandbags?
February 11, 2018 at 10:12 pm
I used Cordura purchased from from Quest Fabrics.
Cordura is very durable, abrasion, scuff and tear resistant. Machine washable, will not rot or mildew.