How to get an unusual angle on your imagery using the Platypod Pro and lying on the floor!

 My Canon 6D on the Platypod Pro
My Canon 6D on the Platypod Pro

I find that getting unusual angles helps my construction product photography. This is a picture of my Canon 6D sat on a small ball head mounted to a Platypod Pro as I photograph one of the doors I wrote about yesterday.

The Platypod Pro is a metal plate that you put your camera on.  And then put your camera on the floor. A table. A wall. The beach (refer to the long exposure picture of the jetty in Corfu in this blog post).

The idea is dead simple. And completely genius. 

Sometimes I buy camera gear and never really use it, but the Platypod Pro is a permanent resident of my new camera bag, the Peak Design Everyday Backpack

And I have used the Platypod Pro on every commercial shoot since I bought it. 

Anyway back to the image. You can see the view on the screen of my Canon 6D. Below is the final edited image issued to the client. 

 Client issue picture of the door taken on the Platypo Pro
Client issue picture of the door taken on the Platypo Pro

This is another view of the Platypod Pro.

 Platypod Pro - my alternative tripod
Platypod Pro – my alternative tripod

And this is another picture I could not have taken without my Platypod Pro.

 Door - the view from the ground. 
Door – the view from the ground. 

I like to take pictures from high, low, left and right. I like to get different perspectives. 

One thing I forgot to mention about this kind of photography is that there is a lot of time spent lying on the floor! 


Construction Photographer

Friday 10th March 2017

Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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