The Studio of Photographic Arts ( and 941 Productions presents this seven minute presentation on Light Stands.

Using his odd, quirky, and sometimes irreverent personality, Bud Thorpe presents information on that most basic of photographic studio gear: the light stand. Often over looked and short changed, the lowly light stand is a key piece of equipment and this video gives due consideration.

Shot on location at SOPHA in Manchester, NH and Point of View Farm in Deerfield, NH.


The Studio of Photographic Arts is a photographic center located in historic Manchester, NH. With over 6,000 square feet of studio, classroom, and gallery space, SOPHA is a studio serving the needs of photographers of all levels.

Our mission is to provide a supportive environment which stimulates artistic expression through the study, creation, and presentation of photographic imagery.

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