Speaking of lighting accessories, light stand is one of the most important options. What is the difference between the shape and size of the light stand? How to choose a light stand? Different users have different needs. This article will take you through the purchasing methods and key points of using professional photography light stands.
The picture contains heavy-duty light stand, C stand, and super light stand with boom extension
1. Usually we choose light stand based on the size, practical needs and budget.
②After finish installing the light stand, please remember to test and adjust the counterweight immediately and make sure it’s stable.
Godox series light stands are divided into the following 4 categories according to the size and weight of the light stands.
Lower height of center of gravity makes floor light stand a perfect choice for indoor background light or low-angle fill light. It’s also economical and practical for shooting. Except that, small light stand, C stand with adapter can also be used as floor light stand.
Reversible leg light stand usually suitable for external shooting, because it is designed with small power, lightweight, easy to carry and also can be used instead of hand-held stand. Convenient to fold and be placed on the side of backpack makes this light stand easy to carry outside.
The bottom structure is simple and can be flexibly arranged to form a intensive lights array
Light weight and the integrated folding design does not take up much space for storage and makes it work well for external shooting. It can be adjusted to different heights, and the light stand tube is strong and durable. It is also often used to support studio flashes without C stand.
There are other accessories such as reflector brackets can be installed to enrich the lighting solutions.
4.C-stand With Boom
A necessary accessory for the indoor creative shooting, made of high-strength steel pipe with chrome-plated for strong bearing capacity. The photography sandbag can be placed on the bottom light stand to increase the stability , which is enough to support large studio lights and diffusers. Godox offers different sizes as following for users to choose:
This kind of stand is divided into three components: boom ( grip head + arm), main stand, and C stand. The position and angle of the arm can be adjusted arbitrarily through the grip head, and the light position can be easily adjusted.
The c-stand can be separated from the main stand and stowed away, which is convenient for disassembly, storage and transportation.
(2) Super light stand with boom extension
It is used to support the top light source. In addition to the material difference with the C stand, the maximum height of this kind of light stand can reach to 422cm, and it has a long crossbar. It often requires the use of counterweights such as photographic sandbags.
(3) Steel Wheeled Pistol Grip Stand
With standard handle, varies accessories can be installed. The height of the handle can be adjusted arbitrarily by tapping the handle. It can be used with boom arm, like putting camera on one side and a computer tray on the other, so you can check the sample effect immediately.
These accessories can be used flexibly with light stand to greatly improve work efficiency.
LSA-03 Nano Clamp with Ratchet Handle
Flexible arm: It can install accessories and bend flexibly into various angles.
Boom: It is retractable, stable, and has excellent load capacity, can be installed on the light stand to connect with various accessories.
3.Light stand casters
This picture includes Steel Wheeled Pistol Grip Stand, C-stand, heavy-duty light stand, and Nano Clamp with Ratchet Handle
Above light stand and accessories can be purchased from Godox authorized dealer and Godox authorized online stores. You can check information of Godox authorized dealers from this link.