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How to take Better Phone Photos with Allan Hinton

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We sent our new GripTight smartphone tripod to a few of our favorite Instagrammers, asked them to give it a whirl and then share their photos and experience here on the blog. Lodon-based photographer Allan Hinton does wonders with an iPhone. His photographs first caught our eye a year ago because of his knack for capturing the atmosphere and emotion of a scene. He also has an amazing eye for color. Thanks Allan for sharing your thoughts and photos with us! 

Allan Hinton
London, England | @chaiwalla 

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What is your best tip for using the GripTight?  

My biggest tip is to always have the GripTight in your possession, in your bag or chained to your key ring.  It is portable enough to not take up too much room in your pocket. Most of my photographs are spontaneous while I am on the go and I’m often inspired by moments in time that I cannot plan for.

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Tell us about a time that you really stretched yourself creatively because of the GripTight?

I haven’t done this yet but I was thinking the GripTight would be perfect for taking photographs at my local swimming pool. I have a bulky waterproof case for my phone and the GripTight would have no problem in gripping around my iPhone and its case. I could then place the phone steadily at the edge of the pool and get creative with multiple exposure shots!

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What are your favorite apps for shooting? For editing? 

My favorite app to edit photos are Snapseed, PicFx and Blender. Blender this is a great way to blend two of the same image together if you can’t pick which edit you prefer – sometimes a slight blend of the two can result in a perfect finish.

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What is your advice for someone just starting out as as photographer? 

Be brave enough to try something new and enjoy being a beginner and making early mistakes. You will feel proud when looking back at early photos and seeing how far you’ve come. It’s very easy to feel insecure when comparing your photos to someone with many followers on Instagram. It’s likely that they’ve been photographing for years and have had their own time to grow.

 

 

How to Shoot Better iPhone Photos with Simon Dark

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

We sent our new GripTight GorillaPod smartphone tripod to a few of our favorite Instagrammers, asked them to give it a whirl and then share their photos and experience here on the blog. We fell in love with Simon Dark‘s photography last year when we found him on Instagram. He captures beautiful landscapes and has a great sense of color. There is levity to his work that’s always a breath of fresh air. Thanks Simon for sharing your experience and photos! 

Simon Dark
Wales, United Kingdom | @simondark 

How did your GorillaPod change your photography? 

I’d been taking photos for years in the woods where I walk with some old mobile phones and a point and shoot. When I finally got an iPhone and a GorillaPod, things started to change really quickly. I started thinking about how I could shoot differently, take more interesting photos and also get a few shots of myself, maybe with a prop or two to make things more fun. It’s been an interesting process for myself as a photographer—I’m having fun.

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What makes the GripTight most useful for you?

That little GripTight has really helped with my creative process. When I’m out walking in the woods or down by the beach, I don’t want to spend a long time trying to find somewhere to balance my phone or prop it up against something. I have taken a lot of shots around or above water and I can trust the GripTight to keep my phone safe and shoot the angle I want. I also take a lot of shots from the ground or on uneven surfaces and I haven’t found a place yet where I haven’t been able to use the tripod.

The GripTight GorillaPod is handy and it’s simple to use, I don’t want to spend loads of time taking photos and setting up a shot. I just want to take a quick shot and keep on walking. The GripTight makes life so much easier. There are so many more possibilities of where I can quickly set up the GorillaPod and take a shot, on a rock or tree or branch, and I have learned so much in such a short period of time from using it.

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What have you been shooting lately?

Lately, I have been getting some nice portraits at a local beach using a waterproof case and setting up the GorillaPod in some rock pools so the lens is half in half out of the water. I’ve been really happy with the results. Also skating through puddles has given some great results using the Gorillacam app.

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Photographer Simon Dark & his JOBY GripTight from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

What is your best advice for new photographers?  

My best advice for new photographers is to look at other people’s shots and think ‘how did they do that, what angle did they use?’. Don’t be afraid to try something different and really have fun. Lighting is also always important to keep in mind. I would recommend pairing a small GorillaPod with a wide angle phone lens—it’s really fun combo to use.

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What are your favorite apps for shooting? For editing?

My favorite apps for shooting are Camera+ and also JOBY Gorillacam. I will crop and edit my shots a little using Snapseed. I mostly share my iPhone shots on Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

Get GripTight GorillaPod & GripTight Micro in Your Favorite Color!

By | Gorillamobile, Gorillapod, GripTight, iPhone, New Product Launch, Photography | No Comments

We’re happy to announce that our GripTight GorillaPod Stand and GripTight Micro Stand are now available in a rainbow of colors! You’ll be able to choose your favorite color to match your  your personality, your outfit or your phone case!

Our GripTight GorillaPod is our signature flexible tripod for your smartphone. It fits most bestselling smartphones, with or without a case, and you can position it just about anywhere making it the best phone tripod out there!  Plus you can detach the GripTight Mount from the GorillaPod Original and use the GorillaPod with your point and shoot camera or use the mount with any other tripod. Two products in one—pretty neat!

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Check out our GripTight GorillaPod rainbow and choose your favorite color today!

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GripTight Micro Stand is the smallest phone tripod available! It folds down into a super tiny package that will easily fit in your pocket. You’ll never be caught without a tripod ever again! While it is awesome for photos, it is also great for video chats, watching YouTube, playing music, using your GPS, or following recipes in the kitchen. The uses are endless for GripTight!

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Check out our new GripTight Micro rainbow and pick out your favorite today!

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Want to share a photo that you shot using a GripTight GorillaPod with us? Tag it with #griptight #gorillapod on Instagram or share with us on Facebook.

Introducing … GripTight GorillaPod Video!

By | Gorillapod, iPhone, New Product Launch, Photography | One Comment

Are you looking to transform your phone videos from shaky Blair-Witch-Project-esque disasters into smooth, cinematic masterpieces? Well, look no further than GripTight GorillaPod Video!

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GripTight Video with its pan & tilt videohead, 180 degree leveling ball and magnetic feet is the solution to your smartphone videography woes. Use it to capture 360 degrees of smooth pan and 135 degrees of tilt with the video arm. Plus with our signature GorillaPod legs,  you can set it up on just about any surface.

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And it gets even better!  The GripTight GorillaPod Video is modular, meaning you can detach the GripTight Mount and use the GorillaPod Video with your mini camcorder or point and shoot camera OR you can attach the GripTight Mount to just about any other tripod, if you need a tripod with a little more height or even something more pocketable like our Micro tripod.

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We’re so excited about this awesome little tripod, we got our designers to write up their best tips for using it. Find our GripTight Video How To Guide at the bottom of the project page and get the inside scoop on how to make the magic happen with GripTight Video.

If you take a GripTight Video home, don’t be shy. We’d love to see your video creations! We’re @jobyinc on Vine and Twitter or share with us on Facebook.

 

Introducing … GripTight GorillaPod Magnetic!

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GripTight GorillaPod Magnetic is your iPhone or Android’s new BFF. Even more versatile than our GorillaPod Stand because of the addition of super strong magnets in the feet, you’ll be hard pressed to find something you can’t postion it on! Plus, the innovative design of our GripTight Mount means that GripTight Magnetic fits most smartphones and you don’t even need to remove your case!

 

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And it gets even better!  The GripTight GorillaPod Magnetic is modular, meaning you can detach the GripTight Mount and use the GorillaPod Magnetic with your  point and shoot camera OR you can attach the GripTight Mount to just about any other tripod, if you need a tripod with a little more height or even something more pocketable like our Micro tripod.

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GripTight Magnetic is a favorite of JOBY Pro *safesolventTM. He shares his best tips for using the GripTight Magnetic at the bottom of the product page and also in the awesome video below.

Joby GripTight Demo 4 from *safe solvent™ on Vimeo.

Want to share a photo that you shot using a GripTight GorillaPod with us? Tag it with #griptight #gorillapod on Instagram or share with us on Facebook.

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Get Better Photos of Your Kids This Holiday

By | Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography | One Comment

It’s holiday portrait time and photographer Eric Wood has a great solution for getting the perfect smiling photo of the little ones in your life. Pair your GripTight Mount with a 1/4″-20 flash shoe mount, stick that it on your DSLR, turn on their favorite TV show or the front-facing camera and you’ve got yourself a portrait-ready smiling kiddo!


Find the GripTight Mount here.

And here’s a tripod hot shoe adapter for just $4.00.

12 Days of Giveaways! Last day to enter!

By | Contests, Gorillapod, Photography | No Comments

GorillaPods love to party and we think there is no better way to ring in the holiday season than with lots of awesome giveaways! For twelve days starting December 3rd, we’re giving away a different prize every day! Prizes include all of our new products like the GripTight iPhone & Android tripods and Camera Straps,  plus some great gear from Cinetics and Olloclip and GorillaPod and GorillaTorch favorites. Enter for your chance to win a GripTight GorillaPod Stand, UltraFit Sling Strap, GorillaPod SLR-Zoom and more!

Today’s prize …

GorillaPod Focus with Ballhead X and Cinetics CineSkates for Focus! Put our professional-grade GorillaPod Focus on wheels and you’ve got an unstoppable combo for photos and video! Capture smooth panoramic shots or experiment with timelapse photography – there are no limits to your creativity with this pair!  Today is the last day to enter so ENTER NOW!

 

Hike Through Te Araroa with Olivier Moly and his GorillaPod

By | Artist Profile, Friends of Joby, Gorillapod, Photography | One Comment

Hankering for a getaway, but stuck at the office? Us too! Thankfully, our friend Olivier Moly is on a grand adventure hiking a 3000 km long trail called Te Araroa in New Zealand and you can follow along! Check out his site Hike Through Te Araroa where he posts updates and beautiful photography for a daily dose of inspiration. 

Here is a little from Olivier about his trip and his favorite tripod the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom.

I’m Olivier. The main idea of my adventure is to cross New Zealand hiking via a long trail called Te Araroa. This path was inaugurated in 2011, so it is the newest long trail in the world. This is a 3000 km trail stretching across New Zealand from the Top North (Cap Reinga) to the bottom South (Bluff). I think it will take me about 4 or 5 months and I started on the 3rd of December.

I started my blog Hike Through Te Araroa to allow people following my trip on the Internet.  I studied photography for three years in France and so this blog will be more a photography documentary than a writing documentary. I brought my GorillaPod SLR-Zoom with Ballhead for the trip because I needed the best tripod and the lightest one. 3000 km is a long way to go!

Here are some snippets from Olivier’s trip so far … 

Good luck Olivier! We cannot wait to see more!

12 Days of Giveaways! Day 10!

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

GorillaPods love to party and we think there is no better way to ring in the holiday season than with lots of awesome giveaways! For twelve days starting December 3rd, we’re giving away a different prize every day! Prizes include all of our new products like the GripTight iPhone & Android tripods and Camera Straps,  plus some great gear from Cinetics and Olloclip and GorillaPod and GorillaTorch favorites. Enter for your chance to win a GripTight GorillaPod Stand, UltraFit Sling Strap, GorillaPod SLR-Zoom and more!

Today’s prize …

GripTight Micro Stand for iPhones and Androids and a GorillaPod Original in the color of your choice! Because it’s the  smallest smartphone stand ever, you’ll never leave home without your GripTight Micro! Take the GripTight Mount off the GripTight Micro Stand and put it on your handy GorillaPod for even more positioning possibilities! GorillaPod Original is also perfect for point & shoots! Enter to win one today!