I've never used a beauty dish and I'm not sure what's the typical way of positioning it. I want to shoot on location and not in a studio setup, and I don't have an assistant.

What kind of stand do I need in this case? a regular one or a C-stand with the arms?

  • \$\begingroup\$ What type of lighting will you be using on location flashguns or studio strobes? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 8:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @HarryJamesSanderson Sorry I don't understand what do you mean by "what type of lighting" \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 12:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ @user1899082 He's asking if you're using battery-powered hotshoe flashes, or big plug-into-the-wall-outline studio flashes. \$\endgroup\$
    – inkista
    Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 22:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ !@inkista big flashes but cordless, Profoto B1 \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 12:26

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This question is a little abstract...

  • If your flash heads are heavy you need a sturdy stand.

  • If you are on the outside you could use a sandbag to add weight.

  • If you are using the light just a fill light or lateral, or whatever light you can use any stand.

  • If you are taking specificly butterfly lighting then a boom tripod or C-stand it is usefull, but not indispensable.

  • And if you are using it as a cenital hairlight, in this case probably a C-stand is the only way to go.


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