When you are setting up your lights so you can light your set, all you need are the lights and their stands, right? There is more gear that you need and they fall under the category of grip gear. In this movie, author Abba Shapiro explains what you might want in a grip kit to keep in your photography studio or take with you on location.
- A grip kit is the Swiss Army knife of tools and gadgets…that you may want to have in your studio,…or carry with you on location,…that will help you compliment your lighting set up.…Now, there isn't a magic formula for what items…should be in a grip kit.…As a matter of fact, most grip kits develop organically,…with photographers adding specific grip gear as needed.…Sometimes before the shoot, and more often…after the shoot, when they think to themselves,…"If only I had", well, fill in the blank.…
Once a photographer collects enough of these items,…they typically end up in some sort of a crate…or bag or box, and voila.…A grip kit is born.…You may also have different combinations of equipment…in your kit, depending on the nature of the shoot.…Whether you're shooting in studio, or on location,…or even remote locations.…Think of your grip kit as a packing list.…As a matter of fact, the best way to manage this gear…is to have multiple packing lists…for different types of shoots.…
- What is a grip kit?
- Organizing and transporting your grip gear
- Using stands and plates
- Mounting equipment with clamps
- Controlling and shaping light
- Powering your shoots
- Staying safe: important safety gear
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Why Do You Need Grip Gear?
What is a grip kit?1m 3s
2. Stands and Plates
4. Controlling and Shaping Light
6. Safety Equipment and Essential Items
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