The Versatility of Camera Stands
Camera stands are essential for professional studios. From tripods to extension shooting poles, you can customize your studio, gear bag, or even your shoot, to meet the creative demands of a changing market.
Choosing the Right Camera Stand
Stands are available in a range of styles. They offer some of the same benefits that tripods do, but have a more substantial base of support, and as a result they are more stable. A counterbalance platform rests in the back to compensate for the gear attached to the front. Consider functionality when choosing the best camera stand for your needs. Camera stands may have casters that deliver mobility. In addition, you can outfit them with an extension pole, a utility tray, a laptop platform, or any combination to make a single-source photography workstation.
Camera Stand Heads
Choosing the right tripod camera stand heads depends on your camera stand model and how you need the head to function.
Ball heads are ball-joint mounts that can swivel 360 degrees, giving you the flexibility to get the ideal angle for your shot.
Pan/tilt versions are the most popular heads. They give you the ability to pan left to right or tilt front to back, and a grip allows you to move the head quickly and easily.
A gimbal head is made for heavy cameras, and it adjusts the tripod's center of gravity for stability. The pan/tilt functions are smooth, reducing the risk of tipping.
Fluid heads are hydraulic heads that move with more fluidity than pan/tilt heads do, and are well suited for use with smaller camcorders. Pistol grips have a joystick-style grip that you squeeze to rotate, and offer the precision of a ball head. Other camera stand heads are available to meet many of your studio's needs. Mini camera stands are scaled down versions of larger ones, and can be tripods or monopods.
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