Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting stands and booms, part of Up and Running with Studio Strobes.
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My understanding is that these lights kind of get hot…as we're shooting and we don't want to have to…stand around holding them or convincing our friends to…put on the leather gloves and stand there holding lights.…>> No, you can't buy that much piece to make people hold hot lights.…>> Yeah so you're going to need some…stands and your kit probably came with stands.…The good news is, is that these are fairly standard.…And you see that the top of the stand here, very consistent across.…You're going to…see all sorts of stands like this. This is a fairly wide use connection.…And it just connects from the bottom of the light here.…
Now, make sure you tighten this down.…Don't over crank it. Right?…>> Right.…I mean, a lot of times people think it has to be super tight.…And they end up stripping it. >> Yeah.…>> And you just need it to be finger tight.…And you want to make sure that if I picked up the light by the unit.…Which, by the way, you shouldn't do. But if I did.…>> It didn't fall off. >> It doesn't fall off. Exactly.…
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- Setting up your lights effectively
- Testing your strobes
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