Hey guys, how do my fellow OCF photographer friends here all mount a flash (and preferably a battery back) at or even better to larger reception columns?
I have a venue that i'm back at this summer where i'm able to get one light stand up near the dj easy enough. and last time I shot there I ended up putting both of my stands at either end of his "stuff" but it was less than ideal for me. I prefer to cross light when I can, and really like to use 3 lights sometimes too. anyway I couldn't find a spot on the other side of the dance floor at all, between the amount of tables/chairs and the arrangement there just wasn't another spot.
i'll often mount a flash or two on a super clamp here or there, but the only spot I can think to mount one here is on one of the columns that is adjacent to the dancefloor and a super clamp won't do that! i'd say these are like 12-18" diameter columns
i'm half thinking of just bringing some long bungee cords to wrap around the column as I've done that before in a pinch too, but this is a nice enough venue that I don't want to kill the mood with a bungee cord job if I don't have to
any other ideas? here's a wide angle view of what I did last time, and you can see one of the columns on the right that i'm thinking about using. i'm standing at the other one. you can see that I had to use more on camera flash than I would have preferred.