Shooting outdoors is great until you have to deal with Mother Nature and her unpredictability. A strong (or even not so strong) gust of wind can bring your light stand, softbox and expensive lighting gear crashing to the ground.
The classic solution is to tie a sandbag to your stand, but who really wants to carry around sandbags in your already overloaded bag? You could bring your own Voice Activated Light stand (aka assistant), but sometimes that is not an option either.
Enlight Photo shared this trick on their YouTube channel on how to “Steady Your Light Stands Easily and Fast” using your own camera bag (or water bottle). He shows us a simple way to tie the bag to the light stand and keep it steady with a few tools and a simple “Lark’s Head” knot. A simple solution to a common issue.
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