How to Protect Your Floors when Moving a Light Stand with Tennis Balls

Our friend and colleague Udi Tirosh from DIYPhotography recently published a simple DIY tip for anybody who has a tripod or a light stand and hate the stains they leave on the floor.

This is a really simple tip – if you have either a light stand or even a tripod which tend to leave stains and scratches on your floor – one simple solution is to get 3 tennis balls – open them up with a cutting knife and put the ball on the end of each leg. According to Tirosh they will not scratch the floor any more and will not slip – simple DIY which cost close to nothing.

If you are into DIY related photography projects we have just recently published two videos – one on how we created an overhead camera rig using off the shelf components and the second, more recent one deals with how we created our own DIY video rig/cage we use for shooting here on LensVid.

You can check out many more photography related DIY projects on our dedicated subsection here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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