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Dive into photography tool innovation with Larry Tiefenbrunn, the visionary founder of Platypod. In this exclusive interview, Larry unveils '<a href="https://www.platypod.com/collections/tripods-1/products/platypod-handle" target="_blank" rel="noopener" title="">The Handle</a>,' Platypod's latest tool to change how photographers manage their camera and lighting equipment. Discover the inspiration behind this product and get a firsthand look at its features. <br />
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About The Handle:<br />
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The Handle is the most diverse accessory in Platypod’s history. Weighing just 7.4 ounces, it will support up to 11 pounds with a maximum height of 10 ½ inches and a minimum of 3 inches. It’s ideal for landscape, studio, food, portrait, macro/close-up photography, and vloggers. It expands creativity with support for additional lights, monitors, and reflectors.<br />
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More on Platypod Handle: <a href="https://www.platypod.com/collections/tripods-1/products/platypod-handle" target="_blank" rel="noopener" title="">https://www.platypod.com/collections/tripods-1/products/platypod-handle</a><br />
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About Platypod:<br />
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Platypod specializes in compact camera tripods, ball heads, and other camera and lighting support. It is ideal for low-angle, macro, vlogging, and creative images. Our innovative Platyball ball heads allow for the single-handed operation to capture stunning images. Lightweight and highly portable, take Platypod everywhere to expand your creative potential.<br />
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About Larry Tiefenbrunn:<br />
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I first got into photography at age 15 by reading the popular magazines at that time, Petersen’s Photographic, Photo, and Popular Photography. First Camera: Konica T3. As a teenager, I attended a Nikon school seminar and a master darkroom photography course at the New School in NYC. I developed black and white in a walk-in closet on the west side of Manhattan back in the 70s.<br />
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The Platypod idea came about in 2014. After schlepping a tripod 1000 feet into Bryce Canyon and back up, I decided there had to be a better way. Although I had tried several mini tripods, there was none sturdy enough or compact enough to make it worthwhile packing into my bag and displacing a badly needed lens or flash. I searched high and low for a flat tripod option and came up empty. <br />
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One night, I woke up early and had this idea in my head of a small, lightweight aluminum plate with an embedded Titanium bolt that would require no tools, and the rest is history. We have had five successful&nbsp;Kickstarter&nbsp;campaigns, first for Platypod Max, then Platypod Ultra/Multi accessory kit, and the Platyball Elite/Ergo over 2200 backers! <br />
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Our company has an outstanding marketing team in Skip Cohen and&nbsp;Eryka&nbsp;Bagwell and a fantastic manufacturing group via&nbsp;AmTech&nbsp;International based in New Jersey. Together with our engineering team, we have several groundbreaking products in the pipeline. <br />
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We launched another Kickstarter in April 2022 for the Platypod eXtreme and April-May 2023 for the new Platypod Handle. Our blog site will show how we have had incredible support from the entire photography community.<br />
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxUwIQp2J6k<br />
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https://youtu.be/EVeZSmxYAAI?si=fcDTWABd9U_t64hz<br />
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This Week in Photo (TWiP)

This Week in Photo

Get a “Handle” on the Future!

AUG 29, 2023-1 MIN
This Week in Photo (TWiP)

Get a “Handle” on the Future!

AUG 29, 2023-1 MIN

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Larry Tiefenbrunn unveils Platypod's latest tool to revolutionize how photographers manage their camera and lighting equipment.

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