Gear Giveaway: Win a Modahaus Steady Stand SS300

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Light can be a photographer’s best friend or can be their worst enemy. The Modahaus series of photo accessories gives iPhoneographers and smartphone photographers some portable and easy to use tools to help better control your light and your scene when shooting isolated small objects. You can do a lot with these tabletop stands and cycloramas. We’ve got some examples down below.

Life In LoFi and Modahaus Photo Accessories have teamed up to giveaway a MODAHAUS Steady Stand SS300. To see how you can win one, keep reading past the jump. >>>

Modahaus offers several lightweight tabletop photographic accessories, including stands and cycloramas in several sizes. They’re all designed from the ground up for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Androids, and most compact cameras. iPhone 5 adaptors now shipped with SS200+SS300 and iPhone 5 user modification for SS100SP

The cycloramas can be used as a versatile backdrop for shooting small objects. This is a great accessory for using your iPhone, Galaxy, Nokia, or small camera to shoot your own product shots for your website or online business.

The Modahaus Steady Stand series are pretty ingenious. You can shoot pin-sharp, totally square-on, precisely composed, overhead product photographs with no harsh shadows in a snap with the Modahaus Steady Stand.The stands themselves also serve as light diffusers which gives you a nice overall soft uniform white and helps to minimize Or eliminate harsh shadows. Simply position your light sources perpendicular to the unit.

These small stands are surprisingly versatile. You can use your iPhone or smart phone for small product photography. Photo artists can create interesting collages. Use your iPhone as a scanner to digitize old photographs for archiving and restoration. The larger stands make a great way to quickly and easily scan and digitize paper documents. See the gallery below for sample images of the SS300 in use.

The Steady Stand series comes in 4 sizes. Each comes with complete accessory pack and ‘Smart Wallet’. The products are made of lightweight plastic that should hold up over normal use.

The Modahaus steady stands fold up and store nicely. They’re a lot less clunky than cutting up an old gallon milk jug to use as a homemade tabletop light diffuser.

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Modahaus Steady Stand SS300 with exposure strip
Using household items with the SS300
Original, unretouched document scan using Modahaus S300
Original, unretouched photo scan using Modahaus S300
Retouched on iPhone using Adobe Photoshop Touch
Original, unretouched photo scan using Modahaus S300
Retouched on iPhone using Adobe Photoshop Touch
Overhead collage created with Modahaus Steady Stand SS300

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Modahaus SS300 Giveaway

Let’s give one of these away! This week, Life In LoFi has teamed up with Modahaus to give away an SS300 Steady Stand kit with complete accessory pack and ‘Smart Wallet’. This is the largest, most versatile steady stand in their product range. It retails for over $40 US.

To be eligible to win one, simply enter the giveaway below. By following Life In LoFi and Modahaus on Facebook, you can get additional chances to win.

Cut-off time to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Sunday August 18, 2013. Winners will be determined by

Winners will be notified by email, Facebook message or Twitter direct message — be sure to check your spam filter. If you enter, be sure your email info is correct or your code will go to someone else. Please read the giveaway rules before entering. By entering this contest, you agree to opt-in to the Modahaus email mailing list. I’ve been on it for a while and they do not abuse your inbox.

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Big thanks to Lex at Modahaus for helping us put together this giveaway.

About Marty Yawnick 1808 Articles
Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Ramon

    Thanks !!!…want to try this !!

  • timmyozone

    Looks really useful when scanning docs on iphone or other smartphones. Thx for posting.

  • James Mochan

    This product would be perfect for photographing the jewelry my wife makes. Nice looking product!!

  • NickiFG

    What wouldn’t I use this amazing, versatile piece if equipment for? Product shots for my website, selling gear on ebay, experimenting with collages, scanning documents. Even though it folds away conveniently, I couldn’t imagine a time when I wouldn’t be using it for something.

  • Sergio Caballero

    Very interesting concept and great accessory.

  • Akhil

    Looks like a fantastic product for taking photos of small products and for scanning documents, etc. Would like to win it. Thanks

  • Diren Kanji

    Scanning Documents, Collages, Photographing objects, etc..

  • myztero

    This would be great for work scanning documents.

  • Dan Retz

    Nice product.

  • David Bird

    Oh man this would be perfect for filming my August Burns Red collection!

  • Steven Thomas

    Want it. Need it. Really a great addition to the iPhoneographers collection of useful items. Nice one, Life in Lofi and Modahaus.

  • melia

    perfect accessory for my iPhone art. thanks for hosting this

  • Jackson Mah

    Nice thought for designing such an excellent product!

  • Jana Shea

    What a great product and giveaway! Thank you for offering a chance to win one of these Steady Stands!

  • Norg

    Fingers crossed :)

  • Brad Grier

    Cool! I’m into Macro and card/product shots. This stand would immensly simplify my setup, lighting and teardown.

  • gericentonze

    Wow! I wish I had this when I was selling my sketch cards online! Would love to own it.

  • Barry Spock


  • Youri

    Cool! I’d love to use this for my business. I’m selling iPhone cases, so this would be an awesome way to display them!

  • badnobe

    would love to use it on my matchbox collection.

  • Igor

    I would use it for my Bug collection (1.250 pcs)

  • Daniele Martire

    Nice idea a useful tool!
    Would really like to try it!

  • Kelli Williams

    I would love to use this for taking pictures of miscellany for my Project Life album. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Lily Sheng

    This is the coolest thing every!

  • Federico Sardi

    Oh, this is awesome! I just got started in stock photography with my iPhone and was planning on buying a Modahaus tabletop studio for photographing jewelry. This will be a great addition to my mini iPhone studio.

    Thanks for the great giveaway, Marty!

  • Tricia

    Cool…would love to win :)

  • Christopher Cambell

    Looks so cool! My food photos for instagram would be amazing with this!!1!!!

  • rubenb

    This would be great for getting clean images of nonscanable works to my clients faster. Good luck everyone!

  • Abhijit Patil

    I have always wanted to re capture my old print images. This accessory would help me recreate those memories.

  • wineybrett

    Great piece of kit!

  • MiniBlueDragon

    Great and simple idea! This would be awesome for photographing my wife’s cake business stuff!

  • Contraria

    Great idea!

  • Kat L

    I actually would use it to help with my freelance work.

    • Marty Yawnick

      I use my iPhone and accessories for freelance work often.


  • Andi Perullo

    I’d bring it with my on all of my travels!

  • Axl

    great, I’d love to shoot some different stuff with that

  • Jack Varnell

    I love to do studio based miniatures and this would be a big help.

  • toastist

    I’d use it to scan old collectible paper items, ticket stubs, and other cool small things I find!

  • KJ

    wow! the product is very nice!

  • Beckognition

    I’d love to use it for old photos and smaller items of interest, like flowers!

  • MyMaria

    I’d very much love to use this to shoot items for my product reviews :)

  • Eric Breiland

    I would use it for archiving my kids artwork.

  • Bannie

    All iphoneographers’ dream kit. ‘Nough said.

  • Tanci

    I run a bird rescue and would love to have a chance at this stand. I take shots of the injuries and send them to vets. It would make it so much more simple.

    • Marty Yawnick

      What a great, unique use of the stand!


  • Moisés García

    Oh, that’s incredible. Would be great for photograph objects, Thanks guys!

  • Noel G

    I’ve actually never done this kind of lighting or use of an accessory this way before. I’d love to try it!

  • Carolyn Hall Young

    Very interesting. I am intrigued.

  • cbjack

    Jewelry photography, food photos, collages.

  • SmallBlackRoom

    I would use it in my design work, creating backgrounds and textures, playing with surfaces and shadows.

  • VA Silverio

    This would be of great help for my iphoneography. :)

  • Sharon

    How can I not be tempted by this offer to enable my mighty iPhone to become even mightier!

  • David Hayes

    Yes! I would love to win one of these!! Oops! How would I use this…for close up work where I need to have an even lighting platform.

  • David Hayes

    Oops! How would I use this…for close up work where I need to have an even lighting platform.

  • modahaus

    Wow! Love all this feedback guys! Good luck with the draw everyone! Many thanks, Lex

  • Mark Felder

    very cool stand. I would use this for making digital copies of my old prints and fthe occsional document. And the steady stand and the app ClearCam I bet I could snap some great macro’s.

  • Cristobal Fuentes Ruiz

    Good to use at home!

  • Yoni Mayeri

    I would use it to photograph objects of nature that I then turn into stunning iphone art pieces using an assortment of apps. I would also use it in my teaching in the photo studio at Berkeley City College, Multi Media Department, demonstrating it’s properties to students of photography.

  • Francesco Di Gesù

    I’m just packing

  • Cadu Lemos

    Excellent idea for my new abstract work!