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Scuba Suit for Your DSLR? Check it out on Kickstarter!

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Our friends at Outex just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new DLSR drysuit with fully accessible viewfinder. If you’re interested in a scuba suit for your DSLR that is flexible, affordable and adorable, check out their project! And, their products are compatible with all GorillaPod tripods and JOBY camera straps!

Check out the video below and find out more information on Kickstarter. Or read up about it on TechCrunch!

Last minute gift? How about a macro photography eBook!

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Need last minute gift ideas for the photo-obsessed in your life? How about a gift that is just a download away! Check out the newly released eBook by photographers Jay and Varina Patel The Workflow Series: Details and Macro, part of their series of eBooks that delves into their photography techniques and how to become a better photographer. PLUS, use code joby6022 for a 10% discount on any ebook order greater than $20! 

In The Workflow Series: Details and Macro, you’ll join professional photographers (and JOBY Pros!), Varina and Jay Patel, as they discuss their vision, their thinking process, and the post-processing workflow they use for six of their most popular macro images.  Learn about circular polarizers, focus stacking, depth of field, and so much more! They’ll show how you can use a wide variety of techniques to create stunning macro and detail photographs!

The Vision – Varina and Jay invite you to join them in the field as they explain their thought processes and the challenges that arise when they are shooting. You’ll find tips and suggestions for improving your own photography! This is the next best thing to learning on location!

The Process – Take a look at rarely seen, un-processed images, and pick up tips and hints as the pros walk you through the process of preparing and finishing a photo!

The Result – When all is said and done, take a look at the finished product. Compare it to the original, scrutinize the changes that were made, and think about the decisions the photographer made in the field and while processing the image.

Check out the sample pages below and take home your copy (or give as a great last-minute gift) today!

 

 

12 Days of Giveaways! Day 5!

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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 …

Our new UltraFit Sling Strap! With one version designed for women and another designed for men, this awesome camera strap is the only camera strap on the market whose length instantly adjusts so you can wear it cinched tight against your body and then extend it to shoot in less than a second. Enter to win one today!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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!

First, the 1,000th #gorillapod photo and winner of a GorillaMobile for iPhone 4/4S was … Sandi @pollard209! Now let’s get to 2,000 before the year is out!

@pollard209

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

@joshuadubya

 

@safesolvent

 

@photosxjbeirne

 

@ike_dodge

 

@lokicoon

 

@talalobaidi

 

@aviatrix_

 

@djisupertramp

 

@adorama

 

@bravespear

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!