You might have spotted that I recently tweeted about my new C-Stands.
A number of you have asked “What is a C Stand”.
Well as I discovered, a light weight light stand is sometimes no good. An outdoor photo shoot a few months ago with the lovely Ashleigh nearly turned to disaster. I had a flash and brolly on a light weight light stand when a sudden gust of wind took the whole lot, and I had to chase it down.
Well my lovely wife has promised me, that see will make me some very useful sandbags, but I felt I needed heavy duty stands. The C Stand with boom arms is an incredibly versatile stand. Heavy, sturdy, with the boom arm capable of holding a hair light above the model and support a background.
While difficult to get to the destination, once there the heavy stand is essential for out door flash use. Outdoor flash is a favourite of mine, off camera, either as fill in or as the main light, using the sun as fill, it gives great results.
Even if you only have a standard hot shoe flash. Give off camera flash in daylight a go. Its well worth the effort.