The best light stands in 2024: tripods for studio flash heads and LED light panels

One of the best light stands in a photography studio
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The best light stand is a vital piece of equipment for anywhere you're shooting indoors, whether its a professional working studio or a home setup. So we've brought together the top models on the market, to help you find the right one.

Whenever you're using one of the best photography lighting kits or an off-camera flashgun, a light stand will come in handy. They're also good for supporting reflectors, flash diffusers and backdrops. Plus you can use them to position a ring light when vlogging to cameras, or as a more suitable support for a 360 cameras than your tripod.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.