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Fovitec's Guide to Photography C-Stands and Light Stands

Posted on August 27 2014

Choosing a light stand may not seem like an important aspect of your photography or videography, but think again! These light stands are an investment for your entire lighting set up. They stabilize and keep your lights right where you want them for your photography or video shoots. So how do you know what light stand is right for you?


StudioPRO Mini Light 30" Light Stand StudioPRO Mini Light 30" Light Stand

Mini light stands are not just adorable. They let you place lights where one could normally not go. They are great for hiding behind your subject for a background light or for lighting a subject that is on a table or near the floor.

Aluminum adjustable:

Light Stand

Professional Quality Aluminum Adjustable Light Stand, 7'6"

These standard light stands are lightweight light stands that are great for beginners. They come in variety of sizes (7’6”, 8’6”, 9’10”) depending on your needs. They are best suited for studio settings.

Air cushioned:

Air cushioning is an extra feature to help protect your lights. They allow the stand to lower down slowly so that the weight of the light does not force the light to slam down accidentally.

Century or C-Stand:  


C Stand with Boom Arm

StudioPRO 7'8" C-Stand With 3'6" Boom Arm

 C-Stands, as they are commonly known, are the most secure and professional choice for photographers or videographers. They are made of stronger metal materials and have a wider, more stable footing. C-Stands are perfect for photographers who are constantly packing up their studio and going mobile. They may weigh more, but they will take the beating of loading and unloading that other stands cannot, thus making them a great investment that will last you a while.


Accessories: Sandbags:  

Studio Stage Film Light Stand Sandbag, Blue

Studio Stage Film Light Stand Sandbag, Blue

A sandbag will be your new best friend in the studio when it keeps your light stable and secure. Prevent your lights from accidentally being knocked over with a sandbag on the leg.


Professional Swivel Caster Wheels

Professional Swivel Caster Wheels

Wheels make moving heavy lights a breeze. They easily glide and then lock in place.

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