Chapter 9

Creative Support and Safety


Okay. You buy the idea that a great light stand is all about safety. That’s an easy sell. But we expect you to believe that there’s something creative about a tripod?

You’d better believe it!

This whole chapter is devoted to clever things that you can do with support systems. The operative word is “system.” Once you begin to establish support that has interoperability, you’ll see all sorts of creative possibilities that you have previously missed. Getting a light or a widget to do this, that, or the other thing not only brings solutions to challenges, but also opens new ways to explore new photographic concepts. ...

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