Guess what? We are having a 20% OFF SALE on all GorillaPod, GorillaTorch and GorillaMobile products on JOBY.com! Find a perfect gift for Dad (hint: Father’s Day is June 17th!) or pick up a little something for yourself!
If there is one thing that JOBY couldn’t be more thankful for it is our amazing customers. We really lucked out! Maxwell, our distribution partner in Australia, is a long-time supporter of JOBY and a very creative one at that! We really appreciate all of the fabulous things that they’ve done to promote our GorillaPod and GorillaTorch lines. For example …
… this fun image shot using both a GorillaPod and a GorillaTorch. A GorillaPod Focus supported the camera and a GorillaTorch Flare was used write the text. I say that is doubly awesome!
And even more impressive is this super-sized model of the GorillaPod Original that they built from molded Styrofoam! Originally used to promote JOBY tripods at a tradeshow, the Godzilla of GorillaPods now lives on the main sales floor of Australia’s largest independent camera store, Michaels of Melbourne. How cool is that?!?
Thanks Maxwell! You rock! Now if you could just make another 8 foot GorillaPod for us to display at the SF Office …
Now is your chance to improve your photography with a free webinar hosted by our friends at Lowepro. Professional photographer Jack Atley from Australia with share his advice on how to take award-winning shots and also answer any of your photography questions. The webinar is on Wednesday October 19th from 4 pm – 5 pm PST or 8 pm – 9 pm PST (EDIT: If you missed it, here’s the recorded Jack Atley Webinar). Sign up and more information are here. I’ll sure be there! And below are a few of Jack’s amazing photos to get you psyched on the class.
Winner of the Open Section of The 2011 Moran Photographic Prize …
And a few that caught my eye …
Have an awesome weekend folks!
Happy Friday Creactives!
Let’s just talk a little bit about our dogs, shall we? Dogs are a constant in our lives — they are unconditionally loving, they’re silly, they chew up our newspapers and our keds. And we love them for all of this. As I was scrolling through my photo library the other day, I noticed that the majority of my pictures are of my dog. It’s official, I’ve been snared in her web of cuteness. And I probably won’t be able escape. I’m sure you’re all dying to see her now …
It turns out, a lot of folks are just as into their pets as I am. Pet photography is a serious business and requires a lot skill. Like toddlers, those pups don’t really hold still. Earlier this week, I stumbled across the portfolio of Carli Davidson, a successful photographer of pets (and other things as well). Her images are cute, fun and really showcase the personality of each pet. My favorite images were from her Shake series. She took some fabulously funny photos of wet dogs shaking themselves dry, capturing the few seconds that most of us duck and cover from. Here are a few images. They’ll make you smile. To see more, visit her portfolio.
Do you have an adorable pooch? Or cat? Or salamander? Link, tweet or Facebook your photos so we can gush over our pets together. Don’t leave me hanging!
Summer continues to be a great season for the GorillaMobile and GorillaTorch lines. The GorillaMobile Yogi was featured in a beach vacation survival kit on Beach Tomato and the GorillaTorch Flare was lauded one of the top four camping products in the newest issues of FYI Apple Magazine.
We agree that it’s pretty fabulous!
Our loyal band of creactives has also been very busy this summer using their GorillaPods in a variety of different ways all over the world. Here are a few Instagram images they’ve shared with us from their travels.
Just gorgeous! I love summer! Why don’t we get out there and enjoy it while it’s still around (and send me photo evidence of a good time had on Monday)!
Let’s Get This Party Started
A reliable source tells me this is an awesome track by Swedish House Mafia. While this may not be the best version of it, the Joby Gorillapod walk-on roll is stellar.
Engadget admires Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X Strength and Flexibility
Yes, it does sound like the Gorillapod is moonlighting as a gymnast, but the review of the super sturdy flexible tripod and ballhead is all good. Check out the Engadget review of the Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X.
Another smart use of the Gorillamobile takes places many feet up in the air, this enhanced cockpit makes for some friendlier – or at least more easily navigable skies. Thanks@egid for the photo!
Joby Gorillapod Tip
This short and sweet Gorillapod tip can be really useful when filming indoors (or at the very least close to a door). The basic premise of this tip, is to use the natural swing and smoothness of a door on its hinges to pan a space easily and fluidly for filming or taking time-lapse photos.
Flickr Gorillapod Love Favorite Recent Photo[Annabanana] recently upload a number of beautiful long exposure night shots of London. The vibrant streams of light captured using her Nikon D40, Nikkor AFS DX 18-55mmF/3.5-5.6G II lens and of course a Gorillapod SLR Zoom brings new life to a familiar view of the London night sky. I particularly enjoy the ghosting of the man in the red parka on the right and the point in the distance where the beams of light begin to curve against the Parliamentary Buildings.
Gorillatorch is Hot for Father’s Day
So, you have less than 3 days to get your act together for Father’s Day and according to many sources, one of the best gift for father’s day is the Gorillatorch and the Gorillatorch Flare. On Wednesday, we were featured as part of the “Best Father’s Day Ever.” The quality of the video is imperfect but the Gorillatorch does shine (sorry had to go there).