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Photography: Grip Gear for Photographers

Abba Shapiro

About this course

In this course, Abba Shapiro walks you through a variety of essential accessories and tools you need to get the shot. Learn how to use light stands and mounting brackets, flags and reflectors, clamps, multitools, and more. Professional photographers rely on accessories to help them get their shots. This course will cover the gear you need, whether you're shooting in the studio or on location, to create your perfect grip kit.


Topics include:

  • Building a grip kit
  • Organizing your grip gear
  • Using stands and plates
  • Clamps and other mounting equipment
  • Tools to control and shape the light
  • Power on set and on location
  • Important safety gear

Curriculum58m

  • Welcome
  • Who this Course is For
  • Why Do You Need Grip Gear?
  • Preview
    What is Grip Gear & Why is it Called That?
  • What is a Grip Kit?
  • How to Organize & Transport All This Stuff
  • Stands & Plates
  • Lighting Stands
  • Preview
    C-Stands
  • Roller Stand
  • Baby Plates
  • Arms
  • Boom Stand
  • Clamps
  • Grip Head
  • Mafer Clamp
  • C Clamp
  • Cardellini Clamp
  • Scissor Clamp
  • Pony Clamp
  • Platypus Clamp
  • Controlling & Shaping Light
  • Flags
  • Reflectors
  • Diffusers & Scrims
  • Gels
  • Preview
    Butterfly Frame / Hollywood Frame / Flag Frame
  • Cinefoil (Blackwrap)
  • Power
  • Extension Cords & Stingers
  • Power Strips
  • Power Cube - Heavy Duty 3-Outlet Tap
  • Safety Items - Gaffers Tape & Runners
  • Safety Equipment & Essential Items
  • Gaffer Tape
  • Sandbags
  • Gloves
  • Knife, Tool Set, & Multitool
  • Apple Boxes
  • Ladders
  • This & That
  • Conclusion

About this course

In this course, Abba Shapiro walks you through a variety of essential accessories and tools you need to get the shot. Learn how to use light stands and mounting brackets, flags and reflectors, clamps, multitools, and more. Professional photographers rely on accessories to help them get their shots. This course will cover the gear you need, whether you're shooting in the studio or on location, to create your perfect grip kit.


Topics include:

  • Building a grip kit
  • Organizing your grip gear
  • Using stands and plates
  • Clamps and other mounting equipment
  • Tools to control and shape the light
  • Power on set and on location
  • Important safety gear

Curriculum58m

  • Welcome
  • Who this Course is For
  • Why Do You Need Grip Gear?
  • Preview
    What is Grip Gear & Why is it Called That?
  • What is a Grip Kit?
  • How to Organize & Transport All This Stuff
  • Stands & Plates
  • Lighting Stands
  • Preview
    C-Stands
  • Roller Stand
  • Baby Plates
  • Arms
  • Boom Stand
  • Clamps
  • Grip Head
  • Mafer Clamp
  • C Clamp
  • Cardellini Clamp
  • Scissor Clamp
  • Pony Clamp
  • Platypus Clamp
  • Controlling & Shaping Light
  • Flags
  • Reflectors
  • Diffusers & Scrims
  • Gels
  • Preview
    Butterfly Frame / Hollywood Frame / Flag Frame
  • Cinefoil (Blackwrap)
  • Power
  • Extension Cords & Stingers
  • Power Strips
  • Power Cube - Heavy Duty 3-Outlet Tap
  • Safety Items - Gaffers Tape & Runners
  • Safety Equipment & Essential Items
  • Gaffer Tape
  • Sandbags
  • Gloves
  • Knife, Tool Set, & Multitool
  • Apple Boxes
  • Ladders
  • This & That
  • Conclusion