Several old items and one new–the PlatyPod..
If you want to shoot on the floor/ground with heavy gear [similar to pictures I took earlier today of my DIY ~ Charging Station for 4 Apple Devices], then a PlatyPod Pro may be a piece of kit you want to consider. It works for me!
This morning I removed yesterday’s brush-on black satin paint and replaced it with black satin spray paint. The texture is more in line with what I expect. There is imperfection with the wood after sanding it. Friday, I will cover it with a veneer and paint it with the black satin spray paint. Overall, I am pleased. I just want to get the aesthetics right. BTW, the lighting and effect is near what I want. Friday the 13th is the day for completion. Yeah!