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MFG# H386033
Samy's Part# S-004178

Designed for larger lighting fixtures, the Matthews Junior Triple Riser Rolling Steel Stand is built with steel legs and steel riser assemblies. These stands provide a stable rolling base for Junior and midsize lighting fixtures. Equipped with universal 1-1/4" Posi-V-Lock female receiver with...
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MFG# H386022
Samy's Part# MATTH386022

Junior & Senior Stands: Designed for larger lighting fixtures these stands are built with steel legs and steel riser assemblies. These stands provide a stable rolling base for Junior and midsize lighting fixtures. Equipped with universal 1 1/8" Posi-V-Lock female with pop up 5/8" male receiver....
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MFG# H386021
Samy's Part# MATTH386021

Designed for larger lighting fixtures, built with steel legs and riser assembly. The Matthews Low Boy Junior Double Riser Rolling Stand provide a stable rolling base for Junior and midsize lighting fixtures. Equipped with universal 1-1/8" Posi-V-Lock female with pop up 5/8" male stud.

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MFG# YVSA3100
Samy's Part# S-034604

The Phototools Junior Stand with Low Base is a heavy duty, chrome-plated steel and aluminum alloy support that features a low base for extra stability. Two risers allow this light stand to extend to a maximum height of  9.5'. 

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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty 
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MFG# KG006312
Samy's Part# S-018833

The Kupo Stand Adapter, Junior 1-1/8 in. Stud to Baby 5/8 in. Stud
is made of steel and allows you to mount a light fixture or accessory with a 5/8" receiver to any stand with a 1-1/8" receiver. This adapter is ideal for applications when you need to mount your chosen accessory low to the ground.
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MFG# L2.0034025
Samy's Part# S-066576

The Arri Orbiter Yoke Manual with Spigot Junior Pin is required to mount Orbiter to Light Stand (combo stand) or to hang from studio grid with Junior Pipe Clamp. Junior Pin diameter is 1 1/8".

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MFG# 429301
Samy's Part# MATT429301

Manufactured with the exclusive Matthews Posi-V-Lock design. 1-1/8" female to 5/8" female.
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MFG# YA040
Samy's Part# S-034609

The Phototools 4.5" Grip Head with Junior Pin and receiver is designed to allow a junior roller stand to securely support large butterfly and overhead frames.

Please Note: Old inventory, New, but packaging may show signs of age.
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MFG# 427803
Samy's Part# S-003199

The largest and heaviest duty Matthews Junior Boom (5.6-10 ft.) measures 68 inches (172cm) when fully collapsed and will extend to over 10 feet (300cm). The Junior Boom has a 25-pound (12kg) counter-balance weight attached and features the same tilt-locking and mounting mechanism found on the...
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MFG# 429617
Samy's Part# S-035547

The Matthews Junior Triple Header is especially useful when several light fixtures are needed in a relatively small amount of floor space. These headers are mounted on the light stand and allow four objects to be mounted on the Baby Double Header and five on the Baby Triple Header. The Junior...
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MFG# 430127
Samy's Part# MATT430127

The Matthews Hollywood Junior Offset Arm with 1-1/8" Receiver is a convenient tool when a lighting fixture needs to be placed off-center for the purpose of hiding the stand behind a set wall or coming over the top of the set. The Baby Extendable Offset Arm terminates in double 5/8" pins and the...
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MFG# 439008
Samy's Part# S-074785


Each clamp has a double Junior reciever. MSE manufacturers a Vertical only, Horizontal only, and a Universal Receiver clamp with infinite adjustment. Double Junior Receiver Clamps can minimize inventory requirements.

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MFG# 429619
Samy's Part# MATT429619

Both the Baby Pipe Clamp and the Junior Pipe Clamp have a uniquely designed hook molded into the clamp which keeps the clamp on the pipe even with a light fixture attached while the bolt is being tightened. The Baby Pipe Clamp terminates in a 5/8? Pin with a safety chain and cotter pin attached....
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MFG# KG003712
Samy's Part# S-064967

The Kupo Junior 4" Wall Plate allows you to mount a 1-1/8" (28mm) receiver on a wall, other flat surface or just about anywhere. This plate gives you the option of mounting it by using screws or nails through any of the 8 anchor points pre-drilled into the plate. Attached to a wood or metal base
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Lighting is a fundamental cornerstone of photography. Whether you're shooting candidly, setting up a professional photo studio, or producing high-quality product photo shoots, photography lighting is essential to getting creative with your image while still capturing the best shot you can.

At Samy's Camera, you'll find the perfect camera lighting to properly light a photoshoot, both in-studio and on the go. We carry a wide selection of on-camera flashes as well as professional studio lighting equipment, including continuous lighting, strobe lighting, light boxes, diffusers, light meters, reflectors, and photography backgrounds - everything you need to help properly illuminate your subjects for the best shot. 

Find a flash for when you're on the go during a wedding. Set up strobe lights with a wireless remote for creative lighting during a portrait shoot. Our collection of studio lighting supplies and accessories, as well as photography lighting equipment, will help you compose a well-crafted and well-lit picture. Shop our selection of studio lighting at Samy's Camera today!


Studio and Photography Lighting Reviews



Mola Demi 22 in. Softlight Reflector - Silver

"I love this reflector! Mola makes superior products, and this is a perfect example of that! The portraits come out nice and crisp. If you want images that are beautifully lit and will really pop, get the mola reflector with silver interior!"

Ashleigh R. San Francisco, CA.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How To Set Up a Basic Portrait

There are a few items you'll need to create a good studio lighting setup for portrait photography. A typical studio portrait setup will usually include a key light, a fill light, and a backlight. The key light is the main light and is usually located 35 to 45 degrees toward the subject. The fill light is then placed somewhere above the camera lens and helps to bring out the details by reducing contrast. Finally, the backlight shines from above or below but behind the subject, somewhat pointed toward the camera. The backlight helps to define the edges of the subject from the camera's perspective. A wireless remote would then let you move about your subject using different angles and lighting conditions to compose your images. With a good studio lighting setup, the creative possibilities are endless!

How To Light Product Photography

To get good lighting for product photography, a basic setup is to have three main sources of light. You'll need a main light which is similar to a key light. To even the light source, a common light modifier used is a diffuser. The diffuser scatters the light resulting in a softer and larger light source. Finally, you can also use a reflector, which helps balance shadows and reduce contrast to improve details.

A tabletop studio light box can provide these lighting elements, which can be really helpful for small product photography at home or when you're on the go. The more you practice with light, the more comfortable you can get working with light to craft your desired image.

Samy's Camera has great choices and everyday low prices on photography gear and studio lighting equipment. Set up your perfect photography studio with our selection of professional camera lighting today!


How to Use Light in Photography

You can use natural sunlight to capture warm photos in the early morning or golden hour - late afternoon if you are able to capture footage outdoors. When shooting in a studio, you can experiment with photography lighting, flashes, light intensity, and shadows to create the images you desire. Using diffusers, light reflectors, and filters can help you modify and control the light.

What Is a Light Meter in Photography?

Light meters measure light and help the user determine the ideal exposure for a photo. Some cameras have light meters built into the camera body, but you can also purchase a separate device. With a light meter, photographers are able to quickly and accurately measure the exposure.

What Kind of Umbrella Should I Use in My Studio?

There are many varieties of umbrellas available in sizes and styles. You can bounce light into the umbrella or project light through translucent umbrellas to get different results. Umbrellas are great on location as they are quick to set up and utilize.

How to Use Light Reflectors in Photography

When using light reflectors, always be sure they are positioned opposite the photography lighting source. Light reflectors help professional photographers modify studio lighting. The light bounces off the reflector, redirecting the light on the subject matter and eliminating shadows or providing a different color tone of warmth or coolness.

What Lighting Equipment Is Needed for Studio Photography?

Studio lighting is the key for any studio photographer. There are lots of options to choose from, but it comes down to consistency and control of light. The more control you have will give you more options to be creative and get the desired look.

How to Simulate Natural Light in a Studio

If you have a modeling light on your studio strobe, you can achieve a natural lighting look in your photography. You can turn off the flash and use the constant modeling light. You can also enhance the light by using warming gels, diffusers, and reflectors to bounce the light off the walls and other objects. Mirrors can be used to produce the effect of natural sunlight as well, as they have reflective properties that help to give the feeling of a larger and brighter space. You can also adjust the settings on the camera, such as white balance.

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