Another useful tool…

… and another present from Mitchie (my wife), this time for what they call Eidul Fitri in Southern Malaysia, which means the end of Ramadan.

It has a counter weight:


Boom stand detail: counter weight. Olympus E-PL5 with 45mm lens.

It has a pivot:


Boom stand detail: pivot. Olympus E-PL5 with 45mm lens.

It is a boom stand!


Boom stand, carrying my studio strobe and a 20″ beauty dish. Olympus E-PL5 with Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm lens.

Very useful, even essential if you want to achieve what they call ‘butterfly lighting’. I made use of it for the family photo session today already (tho not for ‘butterfly’). It’s a Chinese product, but it seems to be pretty sturdy, so I trust it enough to hang it right above my own head in our dining room. And as you can see, it doesn’t come with the usual sandbag but with a solid 4.5kg counter weight – so this is meant to be kept in “the studio” (read: our home).

So thanks again sayang!

And thanks to you all for reading.