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Our Favorite #GorillaPod Photos from the Week on Instagram

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It inspires us to see our GorillaPods in action and thanks to the #GorillaPod hashtag on Instagram we can.  Thanks to all the Instagrammers out there for the GorillaPod love! You guys are taking some seriously amazing photos!

Now for our favorite #gorillapod photos from last week …

@miltoncross

 

@timothygirard

 

@tonydecoste

 

@matescho

 

@aineyzion

 

@safesolvent

 

@cmjdavies

 

@hsdpa

 

@_andyy

 

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

Our Favorite #GorillaPod Photos From the Week on Instagram

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

It has been a while since we shared our favorite #GorillaPod photos from Instagram. Shame on us— because you guys have been taking some seriously awesome shots! 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!

Now for our favorites from the last week or so …

@crose6584

@simondark

 

@panda_love_6

 

@dezjeff

 

@misvincent

 

@sebpa

 

@seacannon

 

@ike_dodge

 

@the_hightech_redneck

Want to share a photo with JOBY? Simply tag it with the #gorillapod tag and we’ll be sure to check it out!

Wrapped Up In Color Contest Winners!

By | Contests, Gorillapod | 5 Comments

To celebrate the four fresh hues of GorillaPod Original that we launched last month, we hosted Wrapped Up In Color — a color inspiration contest on Pinterest— with our fabulous new GorillaPods as prizes. All month long, folks have been pinning their own color inspiration stories and we’ve been blown away by all the gorgeous color popping up in our feed! Now it’s time to announce the winners!

Winners of a full set of all four new GorillaPod Original hues are … 

Gian Pacaña for My Color Inspirations – Red is the New Black! 

Meghan Hare for Color Inspiration ~ PINK!,  Color Inspiration ~ LIME!,  Color Inspiration ~ BLU, and GorillaPod Love – Color Inspiration ~ RED

Michelle Vanstrom for Wrapped Up In Color #GorillaPodLove

Susan Lawrence for Color Inspiration Pink & Fuchsia

Teresa Reid for Plum Crazy

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Winners of a GorillaPod Original in the color of their choice are … 

Adeline Burke for Color Inspiration – Taste the Rainbow

Annabelle Pamisa for Pieces from the Land of the Rising Sun

Danielle Green for Color Inspiration – Blue 

Dawn Phimister for Color Inspiration – Orange and Color Inspiration – Lime Green

Elise Marks for My Color Inspirations – Fuchsia 

Elliot Gear for My Colour Inspirations

Jodie Jeweler for GorillaPodLove

Jun for GorillaPod <3 Sky Inspiration 

Katy Derby for Color Inspiration – Fuchsia 

Maraina Brown for All About Orange 

Mark Elliot for Color Inspiration – Lime Green 

Samuel Dantowitz for My Color Inspirations – #GorillaPodLove

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Thanks to everyone for pinning! We loved seeing your color inspirations!

If you are a winner, please email community@joby.com to collect your prize!

 

 

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. 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_

 

@saraemjay

 

@millymccann

 

@emilyfrias

 

@diegobot

 

@drmcdermott@dezjeff

 

@borrisss

@kruphoto

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!

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.

 

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!

 

 

 

Your Day—Your Way Photo Contest with FX Photo Studio

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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!

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!

@giupa5

@citizenerased85

 

@aviatrix_

@photosxjbeirne

 

@safesolvent

@beanieboy

@stillmusician

@initialsmsf

@glovercover

@jmgriffin

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!

iPhone Portrait Studio on the Cheap!

By | Gorillamobile, Gorillapod, How To, Photography | 6 Comments

Kurt Manley is professional fine art photographer  based in San Francisco. He primarily shoots medium format color film in night environments, but you’ll also find him snapping away with his iPhone. 

Just like us here at JOBY, Kurt is all about creating amazing art with with little gear and limited resources. In this tutorial, Kurt shares how to shoot studio quality portraits without the studio set up. All you need is an iPhone, a clamp light, a GorillaPod and a few creative backdrop and diffuser materials and you’re in business! Thanks Kurt for sharing your portraits-on-the-cheap secrets with us! 

Joanna
For Joanna I wanted a low-key look and soft light. First, I draped a black table cloth over a door to use as a neutral backdrop. I then hung a thin, white bedsheet in front of the clamp light to act as a diffuser to soften the light. Placing the clamp light approximately 45 degrees camera left and about 12 inches higher than her eyes gave me the lighting I was looking for. I attached the clamp light to the GorillaPod and used the GorillaPod as a handle to maneuver the light while I snapped a few frames using Camera+—one of my favorite unintended uses for the tripod. To finish, I processed the image using the Black & White filter in Camera+. The whole portrait session took just 10 minutes.
Liz
For Liz’s portrait, I used the same bedsheet diffuser technique against a neutral white background as I used for Joanna’s portrait. The only difference was this time the clamp light was positioned camera right and approximately 16 inches above her eyes. I also angled her body away from the light, providing a more dramatic effect to the lighting on her face. I shot with Camera+ and edited the image with the Camera+ Silver Gelatin filter.
Carlos
For Carlos’ portrait, I tried to emulate a ringflash look. Using tinfoil, I first flagged center of the clamp light to produce a round light source. Then I used a GorillaPod to secure my iPhone in the center of the light so that the area completely surrounding the camera would be illuminated. I used a ladder to secure the clamp light and attached the GorillaPod to a C-stand, but a stool or back of a chair would work just as well. Because of the brightness of the light, I could not see the screen of the iPhone so I fired off a couple dozen shots and hoped for the best!  It took a few tries to get the composition right but it was fun to create something that I had never seen done with an iPhone before. I used Camera+ to shoot and processed with the Camera+ Low-Fi filter. The final effect is high contrast and high saturation—perfect for the fashion look this lighting technique suggests.
Michael
For Michael, I used the same ringflash technique as I did with Carlos’ portrait. Again, I shot against a neutral white background and then processed with Camera+ Ansel filter. The lighting and filter combination gives a harsh, high contrast look that I think works great with this particular shot where I caught him with his eyes closed. He looks like he’s transcending to a higher place.
Thanks Kurt for sharing your tips with us! If you’re interested in viewing more of Kurt’s work, visit him online.  Photos of Kurt in action by Carlos Arrieta. 
Update: For this tutorial, Kurt used a 2700k 23w compact flourescent bulb. He says that something in the 3000-3500k range would be good to try as well.