Reptile Photographer Zac Herr Uses Platypod Ultra For the First Time. Here's the (Adorable, Slithery) Results!

By Zac Herr. I have been a long-time user and fan of the Platypod Max, so I was very excited, and admittedly a little skeptical, when I recently received the Platypod Ultra model a few weeks ago. I was skeptical, because my primary use of the Platypod is as an extra hand to hold branches and other objects while photographing reptiles and the stability of the Platypod Max has never let me down.

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Ajna Adams
Gilmar Smith's Top Tips for Taking Fabulous Firework Photos with Platypod Ultra

On the first weekend of October for the past 11 years, thousands of photowalks have been led all over the world during the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk, a global movement that brings photographers together to socialize, take pictures and make new friends. Photographer Gilmar Smith took us behind the scenes on this year’s photowalk and giving her best, simplest tips for taking awesome fireworks photos along the way!

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Ajna Adams
Self-Portraiture with Platypod Ultra & Photographer Gilmar Smith

Back at the end of 2011, when I started playing around with my camera, I fell in love with self-portraiture. When you're starting with photography, you always have this urge to photograph people. I became obsessed with photography really quickly, and my family became really annoyed with it. I got a set of strobes, turned my garage into a studio and was absorbing all there was to learn online about photography and lighting. But, I didn't have anybody to practice on, so I bought a nice remote and started taking self-portraits.

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Ajna Adams