No One To Hold Your Strobe: Neewer Light Stand
So what else do you need for your now growing still photography equipment kit? Well if you have your camera and got a flash or even two from my previous review, you need something besides always having an assistant holding the off camera flash or the second flash. This is a hobby or a small business and not a full crew production like we do when making BzS videos. The low cost solution is a couple of light stands and flash holders.
No, I don’t work for Neewer, but again I found a couple of tripods from them for a reasonable price
These are 9 foot light stands. Yes, I know that you can get shorter ones for a few dollar less, but ideal lighting is set about 45 degrees to the left or right of your subject AND also 45 degrees above the subject. The six foot stands, shall we say, “fall short” of this ideal? And at under $30 for two of them, you are still keeping your now growing photo equipment quite inexpensive.
Since light stands are made for more expensive strobe lights or video lights, you will need a bracket to mount your speedlight on the stand. Again Neewer beats all others on price:
When you look at the image of this on the Amazon page, don’t get confused at how you would mount this on the the tripod. The picture has it upside down.
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