Why I Chose to Travel Without My Tripod -- And Still Got Amazing Shots
The Platypod Macro Photography Contest Winners ARE ...
By Rachel Sykes. I recently took a backpacking trip to Italy — 10 days, five cities and one critical choice. To bring a tripod — or not. As a long-exposure landscape photographer, this choice was not a simple one. Seeing that a tripod is the main tool I use to capture these photos, a tripod was almost a non-negotiable option.
... or was it?
Platypod Spotlight: Photographer Samantha Kennedy
Where do we even start? We were swimming in a sea of AMAZING macro pics since we kicked off our Platypod Macro Photography Contest last month! The submissions did NOT disappoint.
We had so many great submissions that we decided to bring on two of the best in Macro to help judge; a special thanks to Melanie Kern-Favilla, Zac Herr and our very own CEO, Larry T., for helping us pick our winners! So, without further ado, the Platypod Macro Photography Winners are …
Platypod Spotlight: Macro Photographer Justin Avery
With Samantha Kennedy. We came across this picture today, and it’s a DEFINITE favorite. We decided to find out more about this photo featuring both Platypod Max and Platypod Ultra — together at last! =) What perfect timing, too, with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, which made seeing this picture in our feed even more fun. Can we just go ahead and name this picture ‘Like two peas in a Platypod!?’
Under the Sea with Platypod Ultra
With Justin Avery. We found the work of macro photographer Justin Avery on Instagram, where we find tons of awesome photographers, during our Platypod Macro Photography Contest running through Jan. 29. And, wow, what great entries — see for yourself at #PlatypodContest!
Getting Low Angles with Landscape Photographer Mark Jinks
By Gilmar Smith. One of the main things I tell everybody when it comes to creating composite images is to have a clear concept in mind of what you're trying to achieve and follow it with a plan. Storytelling is the main element of the work I create. To me, it all starts with a story, and it's followed by a sketch. That allows me to have a clear vision of the image I will create, and to approach the tools I will be using in the process.
Travel with Dave: Stockholm Metro
With Mark Jinks. We are thrilled to share with you the work of one of our favorite landscape photographers — Mark Jinks! Mark first caught our attention on Instagram. His page is FABULOUS, and if you scroll through it for even just a moment, you will understand just why Mark has more than 100,000 Instagram followers.
Platypod Max Gives Different Perspective at Radio City Music Hall
By Dave Williams. Getting a tripod out on a busy public transport network is a challenge, so when I visited Stockholm to shoot what I saw of the metro system, my Platypod Ultra was just perfect!
With Dave Vasquez. Today, we are super-excited to share the work of photographer and Platypod Max user Dave Vasquez who came to our attention by way of his recent Radio City Music Hall shot and by way of our truly talented Platypod Ambassador Gilmar Smith!