Learning About Photography Clips and Clamps
Clips and clamps for photography equipment can vary in design and purpose depending on what you need to hold. Heavy-duty clamps are meant to hold heavier items such as large lights, softboxes, video recorders, and cameras. Some clips hold lightweight objects such as paper or fabric backgrounds, cords, and small props. Various clamp styles are also available for holding audio/video equipment like microphones, camcorders, speakers, boom arms, and more.
Types of Lighting Clamps
Small clamps, such as A-clamps, are suitable for holding lightweight photo and lighting accessories, like muslin, vinyl, and other fabric backgrounds. Mountable options like super clamps can attach to extension arms and poles for holding heavier equipment. Other clamps that are useful in photography and videography include:
- Cardellini: Meant for tight fit areas and general use
- Platypus: Made for C-stands, and holds boards and reflectors
- C: Holds heavier general equipment such as lights and cameras
Choosing photo lighting accessories that complement your existing equipment helps increase your range as a photographer. If you're an amateur photographer or videographer, purchasing kits can help get you everything you need without extensive searching.
Picture Clips and Other Accessories
There are several picture clips and accessories available to help you create a flexible equipment setup for your studio. Expand the reach and capabilities of your studio lighting with studs, receptors, and pins for lighting equipment, such as stabilizing extension poles in wall mounts. Use small photo clips to hold up pictures to dry after processing, or as accessories for hanging your photos on the wall.
B&H Photo and Video carries photo and video lighting and background kits, with clamps and clips included. Browse mounts, adapters, tripods, grip heads, and individual clips and clamps that'll help you get the perfect shot from any angle.