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DIY photo studio compression pole

Tension poles aren’t just for shelving….over at Instructables, the aptly named usefulguy has posted instructions for how to use parts readily available at your local big box store to create a pole system to gold photo lights and backdrops. Not a bad solution, especially at under $10! Photo studio compression pole MK1

DIY Compression Poles for the Photo Studio

Over at Instructables, the aptly named ‘useful guy’ has detailed instructions, including annotated photos and a video, explaining how to inexpensively make compression poles for use in home photo studios.  These aren’t shelving systems, but are suitable for hanging backdrops and lights.  The post is well worth checking out; even if photography isn’t your thing, […]

Pole Shelving System: Rakks vs. ISS

Rakks and ISS are two of the leading sources for contemporary compression or wall-mounted pole shelving systems.  So which is better? Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer: it depends on your needs, your location, and your appetite for DIY projects.  In terms of market positioning, Rakks is known and well-respected among architects and has many commercial […]