Using a gear cart as a light stand
The SPIG converts a painters pole into a light stand when you don't have the benefit of an assistant. My camera bag was used as ballast to steady the set-up and to reduce spill from the red gelled flash my Passport Colour Checker!
This set-up also works with a umbrella up to about 40" and soft box up to 80cm square - wind is a consideration when working like outside, so the heavier the load, the more ballast weight required!
The SPIG will be available shortly, I'm currently awaiting the arrival of new stock.
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