Studio lighting stands come in all sorts of sizes and extend up to approximately 2 metres, so really useful for portrait photography. The stands are solid and well balanced. It is really easy to get a full studio system, as lots of the stands have the same size fixing, so can take other studio accessories like clamps and umbrellas. The stands can be weighted if extra stability is required which is especially useful if you are having to use arm extensions. The fast locking clips make sure that nobody is hanging around in the studio waiting and they are available in chrome or black finish and various minimum sizes.