Event and Wedding Photographers: You Don’t Need Lightstands

Posted by: on Oct 05, 2018

Event and Wedding Photographers: You Don’t Need Lightstands

From carrying them into the venue to being nervous that party guests will knock them (and your lights) over, lightstands can be a real headache. But with the help of the revolutionary RapidMount system from Tether Tools you can mount a lot of lights and gear without the use of stands, which means you won’t clutter up the venue space, worry about trip hazards or haul in lots of extra gear.

RapidMount SLX

If you have a flat, vertical surface, you have a place to mount your speedlight. The RapidMount SLX mounts directly to any smooth, lightly textured or painted surface such as drywall, veneer, glass, mirror, laminate, fiberglass, metal, tile, porcelain and marble using the included specially-formulated, pressure-activated RapidStrips, which remove without damage, or leaving any residue.

In this shot, photographer Jared Platt uses the RapidMount SLX to mount two speedlights on the window behind the bridal party to provide fill and back light.

Here, Andy and Amii Kauth mount a speedlight with MagMod MagGrid to the bathroom wall to capture the bride getting ready.

A bride gets ready

RapidMount PowrGrip

The RapidMount PowrGrip mounts speedlights securely to any non-porous surface such as glass, mirrors, fiberglass and more. In these shots, Andy and Amy Kauth have mounted a speedlight to a mirror inside the bride’s hotel room, glass inside a gondola, and a DJ speaker at the reception.

A flash affixed to a speaker using RapidMount RapidMount affixed to a mirror The RapidMount suctioned to a window in a gondola

RapidMount Q20

The RapidMount Q20 also utilizes the same RapidStrips as the SLX and mounts to smooth, vertical surfaces. It includes a small 1/4″-20 arm that allows for 360° rotation and 180° tilt of all devices mounted.

In the below image, Andy Kauth is mounting a Nikon SB-910 speedlight to a wall in a very small space (it’s gridded with a MagMod MagGrid) to light and capture a bride getting ready.

Close up shot of a mans hands fastening the Q20 A man attaches the Q20 to a wall An up-close photo of the bride getting her makeup done

To learn more about all of the products in the RapidMount line, visit www.tethertools.com.