We received this awesome email the other day from a customer, that was too fun to pass up. I love the image of the Gorillatorch holding on for dear life as the car surges down the road.
I received a gorillatorch as a Mother’s Day gift. I was playing with it to see if it would attach to my van. It did. It worked so well, that I forgot I had placed it on the outside of the van. I drove at 70+ mph for over 30 miles before I realized that I had left the torch attached to my van. To my amazement, it never moved! The bulb still worked despite all the road vibrations. Very good product. Thank you.
Biking Season is Clearly Here
Apparently, people got the memo. The sun is out and it is time to start biking. This week you can choose from a charity cycle in the English country side, some hills in a Vancouver neighborhood or a quick city trip in Slovenia.
Biking Gorillapod Style: England
Biking Gorillapod Style: Vancouver
Biking Gorillapod Style: Slovenia
Gorillatorch, the hands free flashlight with personality, makes an appearance in Parents Magazine this month.
Ahh, the joys of constructing – Ikea style. This time-lapse video taken with a Gorillamobile and Gorillacam is a study in what putting together an Ikea bed is supposed to be like. For the most part everything goes smoothly, he doesn’t spend hours the way I do hunting for tools which I happen to be sitting on. Nevertheless the result is pretty entertaining, especially the headless wife inspecting the work at the end. Added bonus, the background music is sure to make you start doing a little dance at your desk…It’s tricky!
Best Gift for Tech Moms
To celebrate Mother’s Day WPIX, a local news affiliate in New York, welcomed Rebecca Dogin, the Executive Editor from thenest.com, to suggest great last minute gifts for moms. The Gorillapod Magnetic with its adorable wrapping legs and magnetic feet was selected as the Best Gift for Tech Moms. Our little guy was so embarrassed by the attention that its feet turned red, but I think we’ll all get over it.
Playing it Oh-So-Cool
What do you Joby Gorillapods and George Clooney have in common? Other than being both so ruggedly handsome, of course. Apparently we are both hip enough to appear in the Weekender Version of Urban Daddy.
Pretty Pretty Time-lapse Sky
@andyhadfield makes me jealous with this perfect lapis blue evening sky with the help of a Gorillapod.
Yet another gorgeous spring day in San Francisco, the sun is shining and we are all looking forward to enjoying it this weekend. But first, a look back.
East Bay SmugMug Meetup
This week Joby went to the far reaches of the East Bay to participate in the East Bay SmugMug Meetup. Many photographers were present to mix, mingle, discover new products and critique each other’s images.
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This Week’s Favorite Photo from the Flickr Gorillapod Love Pool
Skunkwork Photography captured this great perspective of a Corvette on his Nikon D90, with Sigma 10-20mm and of course a trusty Gorillapod.
Pretty in Pink Care of the UAE
The Pink Panther has left his mark on advertising in the United Arab Emirates. This very pink advertising ran throughout the country for a bundle deal with Panasonic cameras.
Gorillapod Magnetic Travels Well on Gadling
Gadling, the self-professed top travel blog, gave the Gorillapod Magnetic it’s seal of approval this week. The tweets for the post summed up the review nicely; “perfect for the perpetually upside-down, traveling, photographer.
Great Title – Flickr Style
Clever names and titles crack me up, even better when it is used to explain a new found devotion to Joby products. You can see this new convert to Joby Ballhead with the post “life, AB.”
I came across this mesmerizing video on the Picture Perfect blog today and loved it. I then read that some of video was shot using a Gorillapod and I had to share. Composed of 35,000 stills stitched together, the video shows a day in the Life of New York but with Lego sized proportions. Some details on how the film was achieved from the artist Sam O’Hare:
It is shot on a Nikon D3 (and one shot on a D80), as a series of stills. I used my Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 lenses for all of these shots. Most were shot at 4fps in DX crop mode, which is the fastest the D3 could continuously write out to the memory card…
I did some initial tests a while back using a rented 24mm tilt-shift lens, which is the standard way to do this. However, after my tests, I found it made much more sense to do this effect in post, rather than in camera. Shooting tilt-shift requires a tripod, as it is very hard to stabilise afterwards, and gives less flexibility in the final look. I opted to shoot it on normal lenses, which allowed me options in the depth of field and shot movement in post. I used a tripod for the night shots, and my Gorillapod (which is much more portable) where possible, but many locations—like hanging over the edge of a roof or through a gap in fencing on a bridge– had to be shot hand held, and the inevitable wobble removed afterwards.
Montreal City Time-Lapse by Martin Reisch
Awesome find on twitter this week by the Canadian Artist Martin Reisch aka @safesolvent. Joby fan that he is, he posted his spontaneous time-lapse photography of the Montreal Skyline that he captured using a Gorillapod Focus.
Here are the details of the shoot from Martin’s perspective:
so i went out with my 5D Mark II, 40D, MacbookPro, iPhone as usual (yes, i tend to travel light) and the sky looked fantastic so i found myself down by the waterfront near Montreal’s Peel Bassin (one of several classic skyline vantage points) looking for a perfect place to shoot from.
As always, the best place to view un-obstructed skyline is in the middle of the water, but with a Gorillapod i was able to hug the railing on the bridge and stick my lens through the frame giving me a centered and perfect FLOATING clear view of the city!
I shot a frame every 4 seconds for 4.5 hrs and It held for the entire time without even a slight shake or slide! I keep my Gorillapodmobile 3G for my iPhone in my bag too, so i managed to snap a shot of myself waiting beside my timelapse with my laptop.
Joby in the International Press
Joby was feeling quite continental this week with a feature of the Gorillamobile in the Italian Vanity Fair and a piece on the Gorillapod Magnetic in DSLRmagazine.com in Spain.
It’s Friday and its time to share a little bit of the fun that has been happening around here.
Last week a few of us from Joby had the pleasure of attending Swagapalooza, an at times raucous event where companies showcase their products to a gathering of social media greats – and some others. Guy Kawasaki keynoted and a bevy of hard core twitterers joined in the fun. The live twitter feed made for some “interesting” moments. Joby CEO Forrest presented some of the creative ways Joby products have been used for photography including an awesome shot by our Director of Industrial Designer inside Notre Dame in Paris. Despite rules against tripods, our wily Gorillapod was welcomed into the venerable cathedral, allowing for some great photos even with the low lighting.
Here is the image that was taken inside of Notre Dame and the set-up:
Here is a video of our CEO Forrest speaking:
Joby was thrilled to be involved in the San Francisco Twestival event last week, which successfully raised over $10K for Concern Worldwide, an organization which seeks to bring education to the world’s poorest children. Concern has been implementing innovative programs and solutions for over 40 years. The worthy caused brought together a number of people from the social media to tweet, drink, listen to music and drink some more.
We love the press love…here are some recent hits which make us feel – oh so very happy.
Best title of the week goes to Graphic Design & Publishing Center who wrote an article entitled “You need a tripod…a Gorillapod.” While the title may not be subtle, they certainly get the message across.
Honorable mention from a few weeks goes to this ultra long but very funny title from Cult of Mac; “iPhone apps weekly digest: The day Mr. Mediocre came to town and got smashed in the face by Gorillacam.”
Other great press clippings this week include a piece on the Gorillatorch for in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and a piece on the Gorillamobile for Smart Computing.