Add a Tripod Screw to a Hand Clamp for a Versatile DIY Flash Mount

Photographer Allen Mowery has a step-by-step tutorial on how to build a useful DIY flash mounting accessory using a ratcheting hand clamp and standard 1/4-inch threaded screw. It’s a cheap DIY version of the Super Clamp or Nasty Clamp, and can help you place your flash in places that are inaccessible to light stands or traditional equipment.

DIY Photography Super Clamp Tutorial (via DIYP)

  • Zak Henry

    Quicker than a Super Clamp, and more secure than a Nasty Clamp, nice.

  • Robert Korn

    I wouldn’t count on that cactus remote receiver to support the weight of the flash.  The hot shoe is mounted with very weak, tiny screws…had one come crashing down off of a light stand because of it.

  • Mitchell Camps

    Awesome idea! Can’t wait to try it out! 

  • Allen Mowery

    I’ve used the same pair of cactus receivers for going on three years now without any kind of problem, and I haven’t had any issues with the clamp yet! :-)