DIY ~ Ford Transit Connect XLT Van [rollout kitchen finishings–potable water storage], 07/21

A 35-gallon water storage pod


To facilitate the many pieces of photography gear in the Xtreme trailer, I did not order water storage, a sink, or a cooktop. After all, it is to be a mobile photo studio. Anyway, I want those features and more. My van kitchen planning is coming along…

Today, I added the Norwesco 35-gal portable water tank. I built the stand and its base over the last few weeks. I built the base from 2″ x 12″ x 8′ lumber. I covered both the base and stand top with laminate leftover from my rollout tray [orange] and scraps [blue] my neighbor gave me from the sewing table I built. BTW, I built the stand so I can remove my Xtreme spare tire, should I flat with a full tank of water.

The tank is in. Next, I have to add the plumbing. I may do so next month or maybe in September. Stay tuned…

DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [Hairlight], 07/19

Untested–Nanoleaf Canvas [overhead lighting in a mobile photo studio]


Added a lighting board to the Xtreme ceiling, above the bench [hairlight]. Nanoleaf Canvas are square light panels that can be App or touch controlled. This board is mounted with 5 hinges like the two wing boards for left & right lights. Nanoleaf Canvas is to be available late-November, this year. Lighting for photography will be different and, I think, interesting. Stay tuned…


DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [TeleConverter Caddy], 07/17

One more caddy [a solo] is finished.

IMG_1640The teleconverter is tucked away beneath my 400mm telephoto lens + 2X Extender. I will anchor the caddies to the countertop with industrial strength velcro. I know I will not travel with the camera rig mounted. I am not yet sure about the lenses. I have my case beneath the bench. I must be safe, rather than sorry.


DIY ~ Micro-Lite Cargo-Go Lite Xtreme Trailer [Lens Caddy & More+…], 07/16

In addition to the “more,” there is more…

Okay! I have added a container for lens caps, camera cover, etc. I have also added my compass and modified my Lume Cube light stand to have one of the lights at different heights. The Lume Cube accessory rack is working for me… I even have holes to store the red & black test meter probes. They are is the wood block at the base of the LC accessory rack.