How To Build A DIY PVC C Stand

Feb 11, 2013

Udi Tirosh

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How To Build A DIY PVC C Stand

Feb 11, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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One of the core elements of any studio or on location system is the light stand. Those enables you to place your light in three dimensional space (i.e. here, there, above the model, at face level and so on).

We have featured a few PVC light stands before but this is the first C-stand that we have encountered. Usually C-stands are used when you need a super stable solution as they are far more stable and heavier that regular light stands.

With respect to sturdiness, I am not sure that C-stands and PVC make a good pair, but this design by Alex Sokolsky was kinda unique and worth sharing. It uses a few PVC fittings with the core element made of 3 PVC Tees glued to 45 degree elbows. (

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DIY PVC Light Stand via Alex Sokolsky]

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2 responses to “How To Build A DIY PVC C Stand”

  1. Colin Williams Avatar
    Colin Williams

    Good idea. I might not be able to get hold of light stands where I am going, but plastic plumbing parts are easy to come by anywhere….nice one.

  2. dellt Avatar
    dellt

    no one’s twisting your arm – hurling insults is just second nature to some people and most are ‘anonymous’. Please do, go buy a commercial one, hell don’t stop with the $40 one, I’m sure someone of your stature can afford one for four times that price……why the hell would anyone go to the trouble of looking for and viewing a DIY project just to criticize? Because they are a moron.
    Sorry, but idiots like anonymous drive me crazy!