Keep sand off your gear
There’s not much worse for photographic equipment than sand and saltwater. When you have a session on a beach, anything that touches the ground is likely to come up sandy. CGear offers a solution to keep sand at bay.
The dual weave design of the Sand-Free Mat allows small particles to fall through the blanket without being able to work their way back up. These mats allow you to set up a staging area for your gear with far less exposure to the type of grit that can cause costly problems down the road.
The Original Sand-Free Mat has D-rings on the corners so you can stake it down. It’s available in sizes from 6x6 to 12x12 feet. The Personal Sand-Free Mat is 3x3 feet and rolls up for easy portability. The new Sandlite mat is softer and lighter than the original, perfect if you want to lie down comfortably for low-angle shots without coating yourself in sand. There’s also a Drone Mat that eliminates sand and dust kick-up. The Original Sand-Free Mat, 6x6 feet, is $69.99.
Joan Sherwood is the senior editor of Professional Photographer.