Chicago based Food & Beverage Pro photographer Rob Grimm did an interesting video last month looking into Master Clamp (aka super clamp) with some tips on what you can do with them in the studio and outside.
Clamps are really essential tools for any serious photographer. They allow you to connect almost anything in any given situation. You can connect them to lighting poles, tripods or even just a flat surface such as a table.
Master/Super clamps typically cost between $20-$40 depending on the brand (Tether Tools Master Clamp shown on Grimm’s video is one of the more expensive ones costing around $35 on Amazon). There are an endless list of things that you can attach to a clamp as accessories including hooks, articulated arms, flex arms, umbrella connectors, video displays or computer tales as well as ballheads and many others. All of these gives you as a photographer the option to be more creative but still make sure you work comfortably and that your gear is secure.
Grimm is a recurring photographer here on LensVid and in the past year we had published several videos where he talks and shows his work including: “Shooting the Perfect Beer“, “Making the Ultimate Beverage Shot” and “Rob Grimm Interview: Product, Food, & Beverage Photography“.
More guides and comparisons of photographic gear can be found on our photography gear guides – here on LensVid.