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The ProMaster LS2(n) Light Stand is a medium duty light stand. With the 9' maximum working height is is perfect for most studio applications. The LS2(n) features a multi-position mounting stud allowing for flexible mounting positions for your light. The quick release mounting stud lets you easily and quickly change the lights in your setup.


This multipurpose 10 1/2 inch Brooder Clamp Light gives you the light you need, wherever and whenever you need it. The spring steel clamp, covered in a scratch resistant vinyl sleeve, in combination with its adjustable ball joint, holds the light securely to virtually any surface and allows it to be pointed right where it's needed. The 10 1/2 inch Brooder Clamp Light, with its Porcelain Ceramic Socket, will handle up to a 300 watt incandescent bulb. It has a 6 foot 18/2 SJT cord.

Two photoflood lights included in rental.


    Great for high-quality, basic laminating jobs, this unit features a single power setting that can be used with 3- or 5-mil pouches. The device comes with 5 letter-size pouches, and even allows a cold-run option.

    • Compatible with 3- and 5-mil lamination pouches. 
    • Cold option can be used with pressure-sensitive, self-adhesive pouches. 
    • Single power setting can handle different pouch thicknesses. 
    • Maximum document width of 12 1/2" can accept letter-size documents and photos. 
    • Laminates at 10" per minute.  Warms up in as little as 5 minutes. Ready indicator lets you know when the machine is ready.
    • Finished items lie flat to cool off. 
    • Jam release lever clears misfed, wrapped or jammed pouches instantly.
    No Lamination pouches included in rental.


      • Supports up to 2.2 lb
      • Legs each feature 1 section and a rubber foot for stability
      • Weighs 4.5 oz, measures 6.9" when folded
      • Includes tripod adapter for all GoPro cameras, plus tripod adapter for smartphones that are 2.5" to 3.5" wide


      The PROMASTER SCOUT TRIPOD has features carefully chosen and designed for the active photographer. Its 4-section legs can be independently spread and adjusted at multiple angles and heights so you can level your camera on uneven ground. The center column has a retractable weight hook so you can add stability, especially in windy situations. The column can be separated into two parts so the Scout can get your camera down to ground level, perfect for macro photography and/or a unique compositional perspective. The Scout ball head operates smoothly, and incorporates the ProMaster dovetail quick release system (arca-swiss compatible) so you can use the included quick release plate, an L Bracket, and a host of other compatible accessories. The Scout is a pleasure to use so you can enjoy photography even more while advancing your skills. Maximum Working Height: 67" / 170.3 cm Maximum Height with column down: 54" / 137.2 cm Minimum Working Height: 5 3/8" / 13.7 cm (legs flat on ground) Minimum Working Height: 10 3/4" / 27.3 cm (legs in lowest locked position) Folded Length: 18 1/2" / 47 cm Maximum Load: 8 lbs 13 oz / 4 kg Weight: 3 lbs 7/8 oz / 1.39 kg BALL HEAD SPECIFICATIONS Height: 3 1/4" / 8.3 cm Weight: 8 3/4 oz / .25 kg Uses Quick Release Plate #2738 TRIPOD LEG SPECIFICATIONS Maximum Working Height: 63 3/4" / 162 cm Maximum Height with column down: 50 3/4" / 128.9 cm Minimum Working Height: 2 1/8" / 5.4 cm (legs flat on ground) Minimum Working Height: 7 1/2" / 19 cm (legs in lowest locked position) Folded Length: 18 1/2" / 47 cm Weight: 2 lbs 8 1/8 oz / 1.14 kg 





      • Lightweight and portable for ease of use
      • Extendable from 25"h (countertop) up to 75"high (floor-standing)
      • Adjustable top and bottom clamps for holding a variety of frame sizes


        High resolution projection with additional brightness
        Projecting images at 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA)
        2400 lumens

        Includes USB to VGA Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Remote, power cord.

        Connects well with PC applications.


        Radiant Leader 40" by 40" screen, with the "million mirror" glass beaded fabric.

        Can be adjusted down to a 30" by 40" or smaller size. 

        Collapses for easy transportation.


        • 120-inch Diagonal, 16:9 Aspect Ratio. View Size: 59.0" H x 104.7" W. Overall Size: 88.9" H x 109.8" W x 36.7" Leg Size. Silver Aluminum Frame.
        • Screen Material: CineWhite, 1.1 Gain. 4K Ultra HD and Active 3D Projection Ready. Features 160 degree viewing angle with fully black backed front projection screen material. Mildew resistant, and easy to clean with soap and water. Compatible with Standard, Short Throw, UHD/HD projectors.
        • Assembles in minutes without the use of tools! Lightweight aluminum square tube construction easily transports with included padded carrying bag. Screen is mildly weather resistant, but should not be left exposed to the elements for extended periods of time
        • Features a fully tensioned, snap button frame that ensures a flat projection. Includes: single-piece aluminum frame with detachable legs, screen material, carrying bag, ground stakes, rigging cord, and support rings.

        book LIBRARY

        Available Titles:

        18th and 19th Century Paintings by Noortman & Brod, 1983

        The Art of Responsive Drawing by Nathan Goldstein, 1977

        The Art Spirit by Robert Henri, 1951

        The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer, 1968

        An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists by Fritz Schider, 1947

        An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists by W. Ellenberger, H. Baum, H. Dittrich, 1949

        Basic Drawing by Raphael Ellender, 1964

        Chinese Painting Techniques by Alison Styilwell Cameron, 1968

        Classical Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides, 2006

        Complete Sumi-e Techniques by Sadami Yamada, 1966

        Composition by J. M. Parramon, 1981

        Concerning the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky, 1977

        Drawing by Daniel M. Mendelowitz, 1967

        Drawing from Life by George B. Bridgman, 1920

        The Elements of Drawing by John Ruskin, 1971

        Figure Drawing by Nathan Goldstein, 1976

        Figure Drawing Comes to Life by Calvin Albert and Dorothy Geees Seckler, 1957

        Figure Sculpture in Wax and Plaster by Richard McDermott Miller, 1971

        Hawthorne on Painting by Mrs. Charles W. Hawthorne, 1965 (2-Copies)

        The Hidden Elements of Drawing by Joseph Mugnaini, 1974

        How Pictures Mean by Hans Hess, 1974

        Introduction to Cartooning by R. Taylor, 1947

        Metal Plate Lithography for Artists & Draftsmen by C. A. Seward, 1931

        Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters by Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, Volume 1, 1960

        Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters by Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, Volume 2, 1960

        Minimal Art by Gregory Battcock, 1968

        Modern American Painting by Peyton Boswell, Jr., 1940

        The Natural Way to Draw by Nicolaides, 1941 (2-Copies)

        New Tax Guild for Writers, Artists, Performers, and Other Creative People by Peter Jason Riley, CPA

        On Drawing Trees and Nature by J. D. Harding, 2005

        The Painters Secret Geometry by Charles Bouleau, 1963

        Painting with Acrylics by José Gutierréz & Nicholas Roukes, 1966

        Perspective by Alison Cole, 1992

        Persepective for Painters by Howard Etter and Margit Malmstrom, 1990

        Point and Line to Plane by Wassily Kandinsky, 1979

        Pottery Step-by-Step, 1976

        Pottery Step - By - Step by Henry Trevor, 1966

        The Shape of Content by Ben Shahn, 1957

        Tax Mess Organizer by KiKi Canniff

        The Watercolor Painter's Pocket Palette by Moira Clinch, 1991

        Willy Pogany's Oil Painting Lessons, Willy Pogany, 1954

        Women Artists 1550-1950 by Ann Sutherland Harris and Linda Nochlin, 1976

        World Famous Paintings by Rockwell Kent, 1939


        Available Titles:

        1 Watercolor Master (Frank Webb)

        2 Partly Cloudy / San Luis Obisbo (Jason Williamson and Milford Zornes)

        3 Acrylic Wash / Evening's Entertainment (Dick Phillips & Robert Oliver)

        4 Introduction to Watercolor Technique (Tom Lynch)

        6 Flowers in Watercolor (Charles Reid)

        7 Rocky Mountain Stream / Northern Mood (Irving Sapiro & Zoltan Szabo)

        8 The Sea in Watercolors (John E. Robinson)

        9 Barbara Nechis: Watercolor Artist (Barbara Nechis)

        10 Watercolor: Letting It Happen - Part II (Judy Howard)

        11 Man From El Dorado - Pastel Portrait (Anita Wolff)

        13 Oil Painting Techniques and Procedures (Helen Van Wyk)

        14 Oil Painting with Mickey McQuire - Vol 1 (Mickey McQuire)

        16 Landscape Painting in Oils - Cascading Stream (John E. Robinson)

        17 Painting Outdoor Scenes (Joyce Pike)

        19 The World of Paul Calle / The Nature Art of Robert Bateman (Paul Calle & Robert Bateman)

        20 Painting Barns in Watercolor (Tony Couch)

        21 Portraits in Pastel - Green Eyes ( Leslie B. DeMille)

        23 A Tour of the Louvre and Vatican Museums (2 DVD's)

        26 Making Rubber Molds & Casting Techniques (Robert Fida)

        27 Edges in Oil Painting (Clark Hulings)

        28 The Emergence of a Skyscape - Vol 1 (Wilson Hurley)

        30 Portraits in Watercolor (Nathan Goldstein) (2 DVD's)

        31 Capturing Life in Bronze (Kent Ullberg)

        32 From Clay to Bronze (Kent Ullberg)

        33 Making Watercolor Glow (Don Andrews)

        34 Water Media Techniques: Acrylic & Casein (Stephen Quiller

        35 Water Media Techniques: Watercolor & Gouache (Stephen Quiller)

        36 Watercolor in Action: Responding to Nature (G. F. Brommer)

        37 Watercolor & Collage (G. F.  Brommer)

        38 Watercolor Pure & Simple (Ron Ranson)

        39 Little Falls (Zoltan Szabo)

        40A Alto Mat Cutting

        40B Logan Mat Cutting

        42 Drawing the Landscape (Arlene Siegel)

        43 Sculpting the Reclining Figure (Bruno Lucchesi)

        44 How Jessica Zemsky Paints Children (Jessica Zemsky)

        45 Capturing Light / Watercolor Salvage Techniques (Tom Lynch)

        46 Windy Sunrise (Zoltan Szabo)

        48 Journey into Art (Ben Stahl) (6 DVD's)

        50 Exploring Watercolor: From Location to Studio (G. F. Brommer)

        51 Color Concepts (Stephen Quiller)

        57 OWS "Watercolor Ohio '94" @ Middletown Fine Arts Center (Edward Betts)

        58 The Figure in Watercolor / Flowers in Watercolor (Charles Reid)

        59 The World of Paul Calle / The Nature Art of Robert Batemen (Paul Calle, Robert Batemen)

        60 Exploring Color Workshop #1 (Neta Leland)

        63 Breaking Rules in Oil (Burt Silverman)

        64 Painting the Figure in Watercolor (Burt Silverman)

        65 Painting the Still Life (David Leffell)

        67 Exploring Watercolor from Location to Studio (Gerald Broomer)

        68 Imaging in Watercolor (Gerald Brommer)

        70 The Art of Still Life Painting (Gregg Kreqtz)

        71 The Captains Portrait (Richard Schmid)

        116 John Yardley Sunlight in Watercolor

        117 A Tour of the Louvre

        118 Mary Todd Beam An Acrylic Journey

        Frank Hitt Design Composition Baroque to Modernism

        The Mystery of Picasso

        Strokes of Genius De Kooning Jackson Pollock

        1981 Vincent van Gogh

        Steve Rogers 7 Secrets of Painting Reflection in Watercolor

        Drawing a Portrait from Life (Costa Vavagiakis)

        Anatomy for Artists: The Human Head

        Nudes from Life in Oils (Luana Luconi)

        Chinese Painting: Spontaneous Style (Lian Quan Zhen)

        Koi and Goldfish: Watercolor Demo (Lian Quan Zhen)

        A Delicate Balance

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