Use a DIY Super Clamp For Shooting in Confined Spaces

Use a DIY Super Clamp For Shooting in Confined Spaces

If you ever had to shoot in a confined space you know that getting your light in the place can be challenging .Limited space, cabinets and shelves all join hands in eliminating good lighting placements.

Photographer Allen Mowery put together a DIY Super Clamp that allows mounting your strobe on almost every semi-open door or shelf.

We have featured two similar products before, a DIY Clamp and the Nasty Clamps, each with its own merits. This design uses a controllable pressure clamp which I can see useful when the need to mount larger weights rises.

Here is a video describing the use of the clamp, followed by a link to the DIY guide on Allen’s blog.

Other Clamping Gear

Manfrotto Super Clamp [B&H | Amazon]

Manfrotto Super Clamp The Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp is made of lightweight cast alloy.  The Super Clamp is a very versatile tool and it holds just about anything: cameras, lights, umbrellas, hooks, shelves, plate glass, cross bars, even other Super Clamps

Nasty Clamp [NastyClamps]

Nasty Clamp Nasty Clamps are the incredibly handy (though somewhat obscene looking) flexible tools that you’ll want to use for mounting your portable strobes, point ‘n’ shoot cameras, digital audio recorders, smaller LED light panels, or just about any other piece of mid-weight gear that comes equipped with a standard 1/4″ tripod mount

[DIY Photography Super Clamp Tutorial at]