Photos and words by Scott Murphy
My pandemic silver lining was discovering toy photography. It’s become a daily pleasure that doesn’t depend on being able to leave the house. I’ve even set up a mini tabletop studio in a basement nook - perfect for shooting mini figures! My Platypod Ultra easily supports my medium format system, and allows me to make the precise adjustments I need to get the exact framing I want.
Similarly, I position my main lighting with a Platypod gooseneck arm on an Ultra tripod base that I’ve secured to my shooting platform. A pair of DIY bounce cards provide fill light, while background lighting on a black-painted wall completes my studio setup.