Making a lightstand from a mono pod?
This is my first time posting on instructables. I've found and used so many great photogrpahy ideas on here I figured someone might be able to help me out with a little problem I'm trying to solve.
I got 5 of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=u965992t2606681f30fp45859c0s701&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16830997069
I got all 5 of them for $5 total because of a $30 giftcard I had. They were on sale for $7 each.
I'm trying to figure a way I can use these as lightstands for my speedlights. I've had the thought of building an X type base out of wood with a bolt coming up through the base of the monopod but I was thinking of trying to find somethign that would be a bit more portable an X I could fold down somehow but that would still support the monopod.
I'd be grateful for any ideas?