Light stands and the wind do not mix, especially with umbrella wind sails on top. While helping Brad Luttrell shoot a recent wedding, I hauled up some of my Strobist-inspired dumbbell weights. I used bungee cords to attach the weights near the bottom of the light stands.
Despite the 20 mph winds that were slamming the rooftop of Glassworks in downtown Louisville, the stands weren’t going anywhere, but it didn’t keep my umbrellas from flipping inside out. That’s a whole other problem entirely.
The rain clouds held off, though, and the rooftop ceremony went off with the bride and groom happily married. Congratulations to Jeanie Bradley and Michael Lawrence!