The future of photography is computational mobile phones – a case study

Mar 11, 2023
David Williams

Mobile photography has made huge advances in recent years. Time and again, we see great photos shot on mobile phones. We even see images #ShotOniPhone…

Holiday Gift Guide – The best new tripods, sliders and gimbals of 2022

Dec 15, 2022
John Aldred

It’s December again, which means lots of us are sitting there wondering what to buy for ourselves or the photographer in our lives this holiday…

Hands on with the Platypod eXtreme

Apr 9, 2022
David Williams

We recently covered the launch of the Platypod eXtreme. It’s the latest of Platypod’s Kickstarter projects and it’s part f their flat tripod line, coming…

The new Platypod eXtreme tripod comes with hinged feet, more mounting points and an integrated handle

Apr 7, 2022
John Aldred

Launched in 2017, Platypod Max quickly became quite popular among action shooters and those working in rough terrain where a traditional tripod just isn’t practical….

The best vloggig rig – its quite unorthodox

Nov 27, 2021
David Williams

I’ve only recently gotten into vlogging with my new YouTube channel, and I’m far more used to being in front of someone else’s camera for…

2020 DIYP Holiday Gift Guide – Tripods, Sliders and Gimbals

Dec 11, 2020
John Aldred

Keeping cameras steady or having complete control over their position is important, regardless of whether you’re shooting photos or video. We’ve already covered cameras, lenses…

Platypod’s Platyball is an inverted tripod ball head with built-in electronic level

Jan 17, 2020
John Aldred

If you haven’t heard of Platypod before, they’re the company that makes that little flat kind-of-tripod of the same name to provide you with a…

Make a DIY low-angle quadpod under $20

Sep 29, 2018
Ilya Schiller

I love low angle photography! It brings fresh and unusual angles that makes your pictures  stand out. You can buy Platypod for this purpose but…

The flattest tripod in the world – Platypod

May 21, 2018
Udi Tirosh

Here is one of the weirdest products we’ve seen. It’s called the Platypod, and it’s the world flattest tripod. The Platypod is a small flat metal plate…