…Setting up my photography studio without a fat bank account,
I was forced to purchase cheap tripods and lighting like many of us.
The gear works ok…well sort of. Unless I would need to move positions quickly, accidentally knocking everything over. My light weight camera tripods worked just about as well…
…until I wanted nice shots (specially my slider shots) that needed a steady rest.Still, I plowed through until one day UPS dropped off an Amazon order, a $35 tripod boom stand kit with a 43″ reflector. Pulled it out of the box and put it together then wham… it hit the floor! Readjusted and retracted the boom all the way in and it hit the floor again.
Out of the box, this thing could not support it’s own weight, in any position. AND it ‘s a 5 way reflector- white, silver, gold, black, and diffusion, and the zipper that holds them all, runs around he whole 43″ disk! I was like WHAT?
This Item is no longer available, and probably why is the fact that such a HUGE reflector could not possibly be held in place by the cheapo Neewer stand… or could it?
Being a machinist and design engineer, I went out in the shop and designed and built the first StandDaddy™ prototype.
Grabbed my exercise weight plates gathering dust in the garage, and from then on my Amazon stands worked flawlessly. That $35 reflector boom stand kit is now stable. I can move it without falling over and place it where I need… even fully extended.
My perfect “cheapo” stand positions now can remain just that… perfect!
(Actual Photos of my Neewer Reflector Stand kit ($35) purchased on Amazon.)
This Reflector and Boom Stand is now solid and moveable when fully extended with 2.5 pound, $2.00 Walmart exercise weight plates and StandDaddy™.
People have been testing StandDaddy™ with all types of tripod stands… both inexpensive and professional models.
Studio Backdrop Stands, Lighting stands, booms, and microphone stands as well, in home studios and professional studios.
In recording studios and live shoots in the field, and more with outstanding results.
I’m happy to introduce StandDaddy™ Large. A new large version StandDaddy™ that works with all large diameter stands and tripods with any shape legs and arms for larger photographic equipment, recording studios, and land surveyors tripod stands in the field.
Today, our team is working hard to expand operations, and provide StandDaddy™ in many industries.
I think you will be happy with our product.
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