I was a picture taker for around four years before I encountered a C-stands. Perhaps this is because no one needed to haul around such a strong stand as a wedding picture taker. These days, I see C-stands being utilize for lighting gear more than spreader stands — to some extent via web-based entertainment. I’ve added many C-stands to my studio and every so often hauls them out for on the spot work as well.
They’ve become so famous that they frequently go with a photographic artist’s most memorable acquisition of off-camera lighting. Flashpoint clients routinely pair them with the Xplor 400 Pro, Xplor 600 Pro, and Xplor 600. By all accounts, this light stand appears to be extremely basic. It’s only several legs and handles, beyond difficult to mess up — correct?
C-stands are routinely applied to some unacceptable climates or utilized inappropriately. This can prompt lighting gear to spill and break or, in any event, hurt somebody close by. Thus, we should ensure it’s the ideal choice before you snatch one.
C-STAND VS SPREADER STAND
C-stands are incredibly well known on film sets. They gather proficiently. They are sturdy, frequently enduring a very long time with little consideration. The are adaptable, as they can be utilize for lighting, good stuff, scrims, reflectors, and a wide range of hold.
Many individuals accept C-stands are the most secure and sturdiest stand accessible due to their weighty turtle base, even though they can tip over effectively because of their restricted impression. A likewise estimated spreader stand will be more impervious to tipping because its impression is more extensive. This is particularly significant for picture takers working outside, like the smallest breeze on a huge light modifier can undoubtedly send a C-stand falling over — indeed, even with barricades.
If C-stands are incline to tipping, how could enormous film sets use them to such an extent?
Film sets have prepared experts; for example, the key endlessly grasps the group centred completely around gear cameras, lighting, and embellishments securely. They guarantee that lights are mount accurately, frequently with wellbeing chains. They guarantee lights have a lot of weight to hold the stand back from tipping. There are well-being conventions to ensure individuals don’t find C-stands, such as putting a tennis ball at the open finish of a grasping arm.
Also, films’ lighting rigs will generally be vastly different from the stills world. For film creation, the light (light source) will generally be mount freely from the light modifier — on the off chance that any stretch of the imagination adjusts the light. In the photograph world, it’s extremely considered normal to have a huge umbrella or softbox straightforwardly connected to the light source. These huge modifiers add influence and catch the breeze, making them bound to fall over.
For the reasons I referenced over, I figure anybody doing photography meetings outside ought to stay with spreader stands. I suggest a C-stand outside if you have somebody there to keep hands on the stand consistently. If you’re inside, it’s simply an issue of inclination. In our studio, we keep our C-remains on casters as it’s way more straightforward than moving spreader stands around.
To utilize a C-stand. Here are a few hints to ensure you are utilizing them securely.
C-STAND SAFETY TIPS
Continuously guarantee the middle segment is going straight up. Ensure you are not on an uneven surface. C-stands are accessible with a movable leg assuming that you utilize them on a lopsided landscape.
Ensure turtle base legs are lock before putting anything on the middle segment. The Flashpoint C-stand has notches to guarantee the legs are appropriately separated.
While utilizing a blockade, put it on the tallest leg to guarantee it isn’t connecting with the ground. This guarantees all of the blockade weight is being utilized to hold the light down.
While blasting, ensure the arm is straight over a leg. Blasting straight over the tallest leg and utilizing a stabilizer inverse to the light is ideal.
Be careful while utilizing a grasping arm; a weighty, light and enormous modifier can undoubtedly be an excess of influence. If you anticipate blasting an enormous light and modifier, I suggest considering a blast arm, spreader convertible blast stand, or junior stand with a blast arm.
Ensure the heaviness of the light is fixing the C-stand’s knuckle. This implies that when your light’s heaviness makes descending power, it is to one side of your knuckle and will fix more. Assuming you mount your light a contrary way, it will slacken your knuckle over the long haul and, in the end, discharge.