The 5 Best Photographic Lighting Stands

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in February of 2019. When it comes to investing in photography equipment, it's not just the camera itself that will cost you a pretty penny. When it's time to purchase some high quality lights, you'll also need to choose sturdy, reliable stands to help project that light toward your subject at the right angle, while protecting your expensive accessories from falling over. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best photographic lighting stand on Amazon.

5. Amazon Basics 7 Foot

4. Neewer C-Stand

3. Impact Heavy Duty

2. Flashpoint Century

1. Fovitec Kit

Editor's Notes

March 14, 2019:

While there isn't a lot of variety in this category of equipment, we looked for the most durable options to keep expensive equipment stable. The Fovitic Kit took the top spot for including sand bags that are all but required when using any stand at it's highest setting, plus the heavy duty knobs are easy to turn. We also included the Amazon Basics model even though they won't last as long, for hobbyists who don't want to spend a lot, or someone who just wants to mount a lightweight reflector or umbrella.


Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on March 21, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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