My favorite light stand is the Kupo High Baby Roller Light Stand.
This light stand is hands down one of my absolute favorite items in my photography studio! I haven’t even put the wheels on it yet and I’ve had it for several years now.
I really enjoy high end flash imagery so a light stand was something I did not want to skimp on. As I develop my lighting set up, I really want to go with the best of the best and rent until I can purchase. While renting expensive flash equipment, it is so nice to know I already have a nice enough stand to support all of it!
It still feels brand new but most importantly, it is incredibly sturdy. One of the biggest mistakes I made was purchasing a cheap light stand back in 2017. You might be able to work with cheap speedlights to get started, but do not skimp on a light stand if you don’t have to! The last thing you want is a cheap light stand dropping your equipment or falling over in the middle of a ceremony or first dance. Lucky for me, this never happened. However, it could have.
When getting started with lighting, I highly recommend splurging on the light stand first! I will happily purchase 2-3 more of these throughout my career and have full confidence the purchase will last my entire life!
Let me know if you have any questions! Mine expands to 13.8 feet tall and weighs over 20 pounds.
Let me know if you have any questions! I’ll probably finally stick the wheels on it later this week.
This is the only photo I could find of it since it usually is behind the camera with me!
My favorite Light Stand