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Your next shoot might need a few tennis balls.

Tennis balls. You might need a few tennis balls on your next location photo shoot.

Today I was shooting a set of interiors photos in a condo here in New Hampshire. It was a nice space and the floors were brand new.

As I was pulling out my light stand, I gave the floors a moment of thought. "Do I really want to be the first one to scratch this floor?" The answer is a giant "no."

I was using a fairly large continuous light - a KinoFlo Diva 401. Yes, I usually use strobe, but that is another post!

KinoFlo Diva 401 on a baby stand.  Notice the small black tennis balls on the feet to protect the floors.

And while the legs of the light stand has little plastic protectors - but I didn't think it would be enough. Enter the tennis balls.

By placing little tennis balls on the "foot" of each leg of the light stand, I know I wouldn't damage the floor.

If you have visited our studio (SOPHA) and been in our office, you probably used these little tennis balls and didn't even notice.

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