Here is a quick how-to video for building a cheap lightstand. While light stands have come down in price, sometimes you can't wait for one the Chinese models to ship. This trick using a painters pole and gym weight will hopefully be helpful in this situation. Simple tip, I know, but hopefully it's helpful.

I have a bunch of old weights, large and small. What a great idea.

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