so I am looking into more lighting and stands and whatnot and a boom is one thing I know I want. I began my search looking at dedicated Booms. and then it moved toward convertible booms. I think I am doing this all wrong tho
- can any light stand be turned into a boom with the addition of an arm? I have 1 good lightstand and a few garbage ones
- what is the part called that connects the arm to the light stand?
and finally, I can install a speedlight on the end with just an umbrella swivel?
to be more specific - I am looking to buy a softlighterII 60" and use my existing speedlight (550ex) and cheap trigger.
any recommendations for a decent arm, stand, combo, and whatever connectors to make it all work. I am nothing more than amateur who owns too much money on gear who likes taking pics of his family