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May 2012

Our Favorite #GorillaPod Photos from the Week on Instagram

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We think Instagram is great for a lot a reasons—an awesome community of photographers, snazzy filters and lots of fun hashtags. This probably won’t come as a surprise, but our personal favorite is #gorillapod. Here are some of our favorite #gorillapod photos shared on Instagram from the past week. It inspires us to see our GorillaPods in action and the amazing photos you take with them!

Thanks to all the Instagrammers out there for the GorillaPod love! You guys rock!

This just in! We are just 10 photos away from 1,000 photos in the #gorillapod hashtag! Whoever posts the 1,000th photo on Instagram will win a special JOBY prize!  

@lokicoon

@adorama

 

@keykode

 

@joshuadubya

@matescho

 

@new1mproved

 

@gwijkhuijs

 

@aviatrix_

 

@glovercover

 

@jazzyjackhaha

Want to share your Instagram photo with JOBY and see it on our blog? Tag it #gorillapod  and we’ll be sure to check it out!

Get Wrapped Up In Color with our Pinterest Contest!

By | Contests, Gorillapod, New Product Launch, Photography | No Comments

To celebrate the four fresh hues of GorillaPod Original, we’re hosting Wrapped Up In Color — a color inspiration contest on Pinterest.

More details on how to pin and win are here! Give them a glance and start sharing your color story with us today!

Maybe you’re wondering how we chose the four new GorillaPod colors? Well, satisfy your curiosity by reading all about the inspiration behind the hues and the JOBY design process!

Or maybe you want to watch a snazzy video of GorillaPod Original in action? Watch and be amazed at the GorillaPod wrapping and bending skills of the JOBY Team as they give GorillaPod Original a tour of our home base, San Francisco.

JOBY Loves Color! GorillaPod Original Color Inspiration Story

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Can’t we all admit that our photography life without color would be quite dull. Color catches our eye, changes the way we view the world around us and inspires our work. Because we love to look at colors, talk about them and take pictures of them (and we figure you do too!),  we thought we’d share the inspiration behind our four fresh GorillaPod Original colors— fuchsia, lime green, sky blue and charcoal.

Our GorillaPod Original is no stranger to color. In fact, we’ve almost wrapped the entire rainbow of primary and secondary colors around those little ball and socket legs.

But this time, we decided we wanted to adorn our GorillaPod with four completely fresh colors!  Colors that departed from the realm of simple red, orange or yellow and embraced the complex pallet that surrounds us everyday.

JOBY lead product designer Eric says that “every JOBY design project starts with a good look out into the world”. With this new color project “we wanted to express the fun and creativity that comes with our products, as well as the great outdoors where they work so well”.

Gather Inspiration

First, our design team gathered inspiration from all around them. From super cars to fashion runways, from flowers to consumer products, they took it all in.

Eric, who lead the project, tends to travel a lot for JOBY and he is always taking photographs and grabbing clips from magazines. He was most attracted to images that challenged the conventions of style, design and color. Companies that took a unique approach to fashion design, product design or photography and weren’t afraid to stretch the limits of creativity really caught Eric’s eye. Can you blame him? Innovation is always more interesting!

Create a Mood Board 

Eric complied his stash of inspirational images into a big board of color! By seeing all of the images arranged together, he could get a more refined idea of where color trends were going for spring and summer. Eric discovered that color had moved far beyond primary and secondary colors into the realm of complex tertiary colors like chartreuse, indigo, aqua and ochre.

The colors showcased on Eric’s mood board are tertiary colors that are popular right now throughout America, Europe and Asia. “It blows me away how trends can find their way around the globe so quickly these days!”  he said.

Narrow it Down

Certain colors in the mood board stood out more to Eric. He pulled those colors aside and consolidated his inspiration board. Eric’s goal was to create a unified color pallet that was modern and fresh. He chose colors that resonated with him emotionally—hues that were not only pretty, but ones he thought would inspire creativity in others as well.

“We decided to create a harmonic palette of bright, cheery tertiary colors. What makes this harmonic palette so special is that you can mix and match any of these colors with another color in the palette and they always look great together,” Eric said.

Eric’s final color choices were fuchsia, lime green, sky blue and charcoal. The end result—fresh, fun and photo-inspiring GorillaPods!

To celebrate the four fresh hues, we’re hosting a Wrapped Up In Color Contest on Pinterest. Share your color story with JOBY by pinning the colorful photos that inspire you this season for a chance to win one of our brand new GorillaPods (or even a set of all of four)! For more details on how to pin and win, visit JOBY’s Wrapped Up In Color Contest.

 

Hot New Hues! GorillaPod Original is Lookin’ Mighty Fine!

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We’re happy to announce four exciting new colors of our award-winning camera tripod GorillaPod Original for point and shoot cameras!  Just in time for summer, GorillaPod Original is now available in fuchsia, lime green, sky blue and charcoal. Can’t you agree they’re looking fresh!

In honor of our four new colors, we created a brand new GorillaPod Original demo video! Follow the JOBY Team as we bend and wrap GorillaPod Original all over San Francisco!

 

 

To keep the GorillaPod color celebration going, we’re also hosting Wrapped Up In Color, a color inspiration contest on Pinterest. Share the colors that inspire you this season for a chance to win a brand new GorillaPod Original (or even a set of all four!). All the details on how to pin and win right here!

Blogger? Member of the press? Here is our GorillaPod Orginal press release and additional images.

 

Our Favorite #GorillaPod Photos from the Week on Instagram

By | Gorillamobile, Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography | No Comments

We think Instagram is great for a lot a reasons—an awesome community of photographers, snazzy filters and lots of fun hashtags. This probably won’t come as a surprise, but our personal favorite is #gorillapod. Here are some of our favorite #gorillapod photos shared on Instagram from the past week. It inspires us to see our GorillaPods in action and the amazing photos you take with them!

Thanks to all the Instagrammers out there for the GorillaPod love! You guys rock!

@aviatrix_

 

@ike_dodge

 

@photosxjbeirne

@kneec0

 

@glovercover

 

@borrisss

 

@orangeuboard

 

@giupa5

 

@jessemrinka

 

@daroit

 

Want to share your Instagram photo with JOBY and see it on our blog? Tag it #gorillapod and we’ll be sure to check it out!

Our Favorite #GorillaPod Photos from the Week on Instagram

By | Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography | No Comments

We think Instagram is great for a lot a reasons—an awesome community of photographers, snazzy filters and lots of fun hashtags. This probably won’t come as a surprise, but our personal favorite is #gorillapod. Here are some of our favorite #gorillapod photos shared on Instagram from the past week. It inspires us to see our GorillaPods in action and the amazing photos you take with them!

Thanks to all the Instagrammers out there for the GorillaPod love! You guys rock!

@itsallgood774

 

@glovercover

 

@aviatrix_

 

@dakyoo

 

@safesolvent

 

@rosology

 

@orangeuboard

 

@neenja26

 

@millymccann

 

@kruphoto

 

JOBY Engineer @heidisfarrell

Want to share your Instagram photo with JOBY and see it on our blog? Tag it #gorillapod and we’ll be sure to check it out!

Just launched! miniSkates for GorillaPod SLR Zoom by Cinetics

By | Friends of Joby, Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography | 2 Comments

Our friends at Cinetics —the creators of CineSkates and CineSquid—have launched another great video product! Their miniSkates attach to our GorillaPod SLR Zoom and are designed for compact cameras and camera phones. Check out the new miniSkates in action in this demo video!

 

miniSkates Video Dolly from Cinetics on Vimeo.

miniSkates, a smaller version CineSkates, are a set of wheels that attach to the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom tripod to create a portable and versatile dolly system. miniSkates work with cameras up to 1.5 pounds, which includes compact cameras, smart phones, and point of view cameras like GoPro and Contour.

Justin Jensen, the founder of Cinetics, says that their goal is to get your cinematic ideas in motion. These new products are designed to allow anyone to create high-quality moving video with the cameras that are in their pockets already. We think that is rad!

 

 

 

April JOBY Team Photo Contest

By | Contests, Office, Photography | One Comment

We’ve got quite the talented team here at JOBY and a few months ago I decided to test their skills with a monthly photography contest. Each month features a new theme, folks submit their best work, then we vote for our favorites. Now that spring has sprung here in San Francisco, I decided a Color theme was only proper. Here are our photos!

by Monique

 

by Barry

 

by Eric

 

by Yevgeniya

 

by Noah

 

by Emily

 

by Kate

 

by David

Your Day—Your Way Photo Contest with FX Photo Studio

By | Contests, Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography | One Comment

We’ve teamed up with FX Photo Studio to bring you another iPhoneography Contest! With weekly prizes of a GorillaMobile for iPhone 4/4S and a grand prize of a GorillaPod SLR Zoom with Ballhead, be sure to enter your best work!

 

Enter the Your Day—Your Way Photo Contest here! Be sure to “like” both JOBY and FX Photo Studio on Facebook for your entry to be considered for the GorillaPod prizes!