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November 2012

Last Day of Our Holiday Sale! Get 20% OFF ALL JOBY.com!

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Today is the last day of our Holiday Sale! This is the best time to get great deals on all of our awesome products, including our new GripTight Stands for iPhone & Android, new camera straps and all the old favorites, GorillaPod, GorillaTorch and GorillaMobile. They make great gifts!

Get your coupon and start shopping today! Not sure what to buy? We’ve got a snazzy gift guide and a list of our favorite products to help you out.

How about talking pups and a GorillaPod Focus for your Friday?

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It’s almost the weekend and so it’s time to enjoy some cute puppy footage! Our friend photographer Corey Rich just shared this super cute video that he and his wife Marina made last weekend featuring their dog Preta. A GorillaPod Focus makes it’s appearance at the 30 second mark, plus it’s our policy to never say no to a video with a talking dog!

Enjoy this adorable video and then go have a great weekend! Thanks Corey for brightening our days with this video!

“Preta” A day in the life of our dog w/ Nikon Coolpix P7700 from Corey Rich on Vimeo.

I never know what to get my wife Marina for her birthday, but this year I updated her Nikon and gave her the P7700. Best gift in years and I was even able to bank some points with her : ).

That Sunday I found myself sitting in our living room capturing video footage of our dog Preta. Marina walked in and told me to hand over the camera—she wanted to shoot Preta and reminded me it was her camera, after all.

Next thing I knew we were fully consumed with shooting an impromptu short film, capturing a day in the life of Preta. We’re not crazy, but Marina and I will often project Preta’s emotions and thoughts; other dog owners do this, right? Our little game turned into a key part of our film, “Preta,” and our Sunday quickly bloomed into a full shoot day, documenting everything that Preta did. We even decided to strap the P7700 to Preta’s back by using her life vest and a Gorilla Pod for a POV shot. With a camera this easy to use, Marina said we had to try everything. By the way, if you sent me an e-mail and I didn’t reply two weeks ago, I apologize, I was completely consumed with shooting this video.

What started as a simple Adobe Premiere edit on my laptop turned into a legitimate post-production project. I even brought out my audio kit so that Marina and I could do voice over for Preta (and Preta’s friend, Royal). By the way, Dane, thanks for letting us rope you and Royal into our little production.
Marina and I couldn’t stop laughing at each other the whole time. At one point in the shoot Preta looked at us and we knew she must be thinking: should I start filming the two of you now? Making “Preta” was a total blast, and Marina and I realized something important. We live in a time where sophisticated compact cameras like the Nikon Coolpix P7700 provide us with easy to use features and tools to seamlessly become still photographers or filmmakers. This camera has all of the necessary technical functionality that allows the user to focus solely on creativity. For Marina, the birthday girl, it left her with a final project that has great sound and a cinematic look—a look she totally takes credit for (I’ll let her have it).

Whether it’s your dog, your cat, or your kid, get a camera and tell your story. Our world is amazing, go capture it!

P.S. Don’t forget: if you’re going to blow off work for the day to shoot, make sure you turn on your e-mail auto-responder so others will think you’re busy actually working!

 

 

 

 

GripTight & FX Photo Studio Pro Giveaway!

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We’ve partnered with our friends at FX Photo Studio to bring you an awesome GripTight iPhone Stand giveaway, plus a chance to get the newly updated FX Photo Studio Pro for Mac for FREE!

Here’s how to WIN!

1. Take & edit a photo using FX Photo Studio for iPhone or non-Pro for Mac

2. Email your photo from inside the app to gift@macphun.com

3. Receive your FREE copy of FX Photo Studio Pro & be entered to win 1 of 3 GripTight Stands!

Hurry! Ends 11/23/12!

PLUS, we’ve also got a bonus offer of 50% OFF FX Photo Studio for Mac! 

Win our new gear, plus awesome prints from CanvasPop!

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We’ve hooked up with CanvasPop to put together an amazing prize pack including some of our best new goodies for both mobile photographers and the DSLR crew.

Prize Pack Includes:
• GripTight GorillaPod Stand
• GripTight Micro Stand
• UltraFit Sling Strap
• 3-Way Camera Strap
•  20″ x 30″ CanvasPop canvas print

Rules:
• Winner must reside in the continental USA or Canada.
• One entry per person.
• Contest closes on November 11 at 11:59pm PT.
• Entrants opt-in to JOBY + CanvasPop’s mailing list for cool promotions and inspiration, post-contest.

Now is your chance to score this amazing prize pack – enter now!

Plus, you’ll save 25% off your next CanvasPop order with code GREATGEAR25 through November 11. Sweet!

How to Scout in Crowded Cities, plus UltraFit Sling Strap Review!

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Professional travel photographer Elia Locardi shares how he scouts and shoots in busy European Cities with his favorite gear configurations, including the new UltraFit Sling Strap! Learn how to scout and shoot in very crowded cities, plus check out a great review of our new strap and enjoy some awesome photography of Venice from Elia on his website Blame the Monkey!

Questions about our camera straps? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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