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Grips and Clamps
Whether for holding up backgrounds for product photography or pinning clothing for fashion photography, grips and clamps are useful tools for any photographer.
Karl uses a number of different grips and clamps in studio. From the smallest (clothes pegs) to the more heavy-duty Kupo clamps, he explains what is what and why they’re a must-have for any photographer.
In this class:
- Why clamps are a useful accessory
- DIY, studio and specialist clamps
- Clamps best suited to:
- using on lighting arms
- holding heavy objects
- heavy duty work
Questions? Please post them in the comments section below.
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Happy to be here again!
I custom made a SCRIM and found so useful knowing about Foba Cokle Clamps, Thanks.
But can you share how is a regular scrim held in your studio??
Hi David, when you say regular scrim do you mean my scrims with wooden frames? If so then you will see how we clip them to C-stands using ‘hardware store’ plastic clamps in this video: https://visualeducation.com/class/making-a-scrim/
Do you have a link please for the convi clamp and a light stand with the horizontal pole being adequate for flat lay? I have an R6.
Sorry, let me ask those questions again ….
Do you have links please, for these 2 items, which are relative to Flat Lay Equipment. I know that you have these items listed, but the links would be so much better. I have a Canon R6.
1) Standard Convi Clamps
2) Backdrop stand with the horizontal pole being adequate for flat lay?
Thank you very much.
Hi, at what time in the video please and we’ll look it up for you.
Thank you for the thorough explanation of the different kinds of clamps.
Could you provide the names in the description below the video for reference purposes. That would be really helpful. I understand why you might not want to put a link to a product on a vendor site but the name would make it easier to search for
oops sorry found it, you already did
Hi thank you. Yes we try to put the equipment lists on each page, if there are any missing let us know and we update them.
Finally somebody explaining clamps! Now I know what to buy. Thank you Karl! KTE is definately the best education platform that I’ve seen so far. On the internet you learn a lot from other photographers as well and even get inspired by them. But when it comes to your classes, you get a clean explanation of why you are doing what. When I watched the live show about the red wine bottle shooting, it was the first time I really understood why and how to use a scrim and it’s effect. Most photographers use the same technique and make videos about it (I have watched a lot of them), but nobody ever explained it in the way you did. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Thank you Remziye.
Here is the “magic Arm”
Manfrotto 237HD Heavy-Duty Flex Arm
I use these when I have to do interviews with the media company I work with
Thank You Karl! I love all of the detailed information I’m receiving on light stands, c stands, grips and everything else! I couldn’t find this information anywhere else online with the kind of detail you are presenting…
Thank you Elizabeth.
Hi clampmaster Karl 😉
why didn’t i ever see the “real” magic arm in your setups? I personally use it a lot because it allows very precise positioning.
I mean this one: https://tinyurl.com/y6uuee6t
Ah yes Jens. I had one of those and it broke so, i don’t use it I still have the ones similar to that that have the double arms.
Sorry, there is a problem with my browser posting a comment… ?
What it meant was:
does anybody know where in germany I can order the coklo clamp?
Thanks for your help!
Hi Jens, from Foba of Switzerland
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Awesome thanks Karl. Looking at clamps online it can be hard to see the functionality and differences between them, now it all makes sense.
There are some equiments from RAM Mount USA which makes products which can used for special purpose.
Product :- RAM Triple Suction Cup Base with Medium Length Double Socket Arm & 2.5″ Round Base AMPs Hole Pattern
Can be used to Mount DSLR on Glass surface of building to capture those impossible angles.
Above not related to studio equipment but just wanted to let share the info as this can be creatively used.