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iPhone or Android? Either! Our NEW GripTight fits all best-selling phones!

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

We are stoked to announce our brand new GripTight Mount, GripTight Micro Stand and GripTight GorillaPod Stand for smartphones! For the past few years, you’ve been asking for a GorillaPod that worked with your Samsung, Nokia, new iPhone, iPhone with an Otterbox case, Motorola, the list went on and on. We heard you. Our team created an awesome tripod mount that will expand to fit your phone and case—whatever phone you’ve got— and keep it securely positioned wherever your adventures take you.

GripTight will take your phone photography and videography from acceptable to awesome. Get more creative with photo and video apps. Watch movies or read books on the go without craning your neck. Skype or Facetime without exhausting your arm muscles. Use turn by turn GPS without looking down at the phone in your lap. Everything you love to do with your phone, but even better because it’s handsfree.

Check out the video to the GripTight in action!

JOBY GripTight Mount & Stands for Smartphones from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

GripTight Mount- Any phone, any tripod, anywhere!

The GripTight Mount works with any best-selling smartphone with or without a case, plus any tripod, including our GorillaPods. It is compact, lightweight and super versatile, making it the perfect smartphone accessory.

How to Use the JOBY GripTight Mount from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

GripTight Micro Stand – Smallest, sleekest smartphone stand

The GripTight Micro Stand is the most portable smartphone tripod ever! A tiny 3.2″ long when folded, it is so compact you’ll never leave home without out. It’s perfect it for impromptu group portraits, watching YouTube, reading the newspaper, or browsing your Flipboard.

How to Use the JOBY GripTight Micro Stand from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

GripTight GorillaPod Stand – Adaptable, flexible smartphone tripod

Everyone’s favorite tripod is transformed into an unstoppable force of smartphone photo and video production when paired with the GripTight. Position your phone just about anywhere to capture a self-portrait, try a new perspective or record shake-free video.

How to Use the JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

 

Our Favorite #GorillaPod Photos from the Week on Instagram

By | Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography | No Comments

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!

How to Shoot Photos of Fireworks with Your iPhone

By | Gorillamobile, Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography, time-lapse photography | 2 Comments

With Independence Day upon us, I thought it only proper to give a quick tutorial about the how to best capture the fireworks displays that will be shooting up all over the USA. You don’t want to miss the shot because you’re fumbling with your iPhone, right?

Fire at Night

So here we go …

1. Don’t forget a tripod!!! Bust out your iPhone + GorillaMobile or GorillaPod and position it appropriately to capture the action. Watch out for trees, buildings and other spectators who might block your shot.

2.  Turn off the flash! 

3. Use out our free camera app Frame X Frame.  Choose the Time Lapse setting. We’d set it to take 1000 shots at 2 second intervals to capture the most of the show as possible. Set yourself up for success, which means lots and lots of shots. Sit back, enjoy the show and let Frame X Frame do all the work for you!

4. Use a self-timer (also a feature on Frame X Frame) to avoid camera shake when you hit the shutter button.

5. Test out long exposures. An app like SlowShutter will do the trick.

the forth of july

What are your fireworks photo tips? Have a favorite fireworks photo? Share in the comments and we’ll add them into this post.

Our Favorite #GorillaPod Photos from the Week on Instagram

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

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!

Our Favorite #GorillaPod Photos from the Week on Instagram

By | Photography, Uncategorized | No Comments

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!

This just in! We are just 10 photos away from 1,000 photos in the #gorillapod hashtag! Whoever posts the 1,000th photo on Instagram will win a special JOBY prize!  

@lokicoon

@adorama

 

@keykode

 

@joshuadubya

@matescho

 

@new1mproved

 

@gwijkhuijs

 

@aviatrix_

 

@glovercover

 

@jazzyjackhaha

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!

Our Favorite #GorillaPod Photos from the Week on Instagram

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

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!

@aviatrix_

 

@ike_dodge

 

@photosxjbeirne

@kneec0

 

@glovercover

 

@borrisss

 

@orangeuboard

 

@giupa5

 

@jessemrinka

 

@daroit

 

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!

Your Day—Your Way Photo Contest with FX Photo Studio

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

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

By | Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography | No Comments

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!

Our Favorite #gorillapod Photos from this Week on Instagram

By | Gorillapod, Photography | 2 Comments

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 few weeks. 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!

 

@safesolvent

 

@aviatrix_

 

@danfreemanphoto

 

@marcusx

 

@anthonybenussi

 

@shotfrommypocket

 

@matescho

 

@citizenerased85

 

@donnyjiang

 

@lukeleo

 

@chaiwalla

 

@stillmusician

 

@diegobot

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!

Everyday, Up Close with Amanda Jasnowski

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

Ohio-based photographer Amanda Jasnowski shoots an inspiring mixture of film and digital photography. Her work has recently been featured by the Impossible Project and she is a contributor to Fixation Magazine. Also very active on Instagram, we caught up with Amanda to talk about her approach to iPhoneography, her inspirations and her tips for improving how we capture our everyday lives. Thanks Amanda for sharing your thoughts and photographs with us! 

First, tell us a little bit about your photographic journey. Where did you start? Where you are now?

My photographic journey began in high school (freshman year? somewhere around there!) and it began as something curious and tame. I liked the idea of being able to take a pretty photo and share it with others to see. It began as a form of expression, a way to deal with my angsty teenage heart. Although I still use it to express myself on a personal level, it’s grown and evolved into something much bigger now—something that has shaped my life. Now in my journey I feel like for the first time I have a level of work that I am confident in sending to places, showing proudly. I feel like it’s only uphill from here! The most exciting part is that I will continue growing as an artist, that growth is endless. Photography has consumed my life and not long ago I made the decision to stop denying the fact that this is something I want to do with my life. I still have so much to do and learn.

How do you approach your iPhone photography? What are you looking for when you’re composing a shot?  

My iPhone has grown to be my favorite point and shoot camera. It’s funny because I work in a camera shop and had been keeping my eye out for a good point and shoot camera, and although there are some good ones on the market, I realized that at the rate I use my iPhone I get more use out of it than any point and shoot camera I’d purchase. It’s always there, always ready. Not to mention, it fits in my pocket!

When I’m composing a shot, it’s either something already present and fleeting and so I quickly snag my phone to take a photo, or I pause and take a minute to look at what’s around me. I notice the placement of objects, people, the negative space. I notice the colors and the light and the shadows. I tend to see this way all of the time, as if I’m looking through a viewfinder composing an image, which can be frustrating and distracting at times. I’m always looking for interesting details, and how they look altogether as a whole.

What app do you shoot in? How do you edit your iPhone photography?

I shoot with the native camera app most of the time, and I normally edit in Instagram using their filters. Sometimes I use the Photoshop App to fix the brightness or straighten the image. I try to avoid over-editing; I feel it takes away from the pocket-camera-day-to-day aspect of my photography.

Your photographs beautifully capture the small moments that make up our everyday lives. What inspires you?

Everything in every day inspires me! I can’t remember the last time I went a whole day without seeing something or someone that struck me, inspired me. It’s never-ending! I think the honesty in documenting the personal, small moments in your day is one of my biggest inspirations. I enjoy interesting compositions, whether it’s balanced or not, minimalistic or full of negative space. I could go on forever with the things that draw my eye. I have always enjoyed the #fromwhereistand and #drivebyshooting hashtags on Instagram—both provide such interesting perspectives! I think most people overlook the views that are right in front of them so hastags like #fromwhereistand reinforce that there are interesting things all around us, all the time.

What photographers to do look for when you need inspiration or as references for improving your own technique?

It’s so hard to answer this question since there are so many artists out there and we have access to almost unlimited amounts of work. I created a blog to house things that inspire me  that I can share with folks when they ask me what artists inspire me. I draw inspiration from artists creating in all different mediums, not just photography. There is such a range in artists, all with unique perspectives, the inspiration never ends. Plus, there are so many insightful platforms that share the work of so many talented individuals; Booooooom, The Impossible Project’s blog, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr are just a few. However, I can confidently name off Duane Michals, Sally Mann, Vivian Maier and Tim Walker as never ending inspirations and masters. I really admire photographers who shoot large format and practice the collodion process.

If you could give one piece of advice to photographers looking to improve their photography, what would it be?

I think the most valuable advice I’ve found is to shoot often, and to take a minute to stop and notice the details around you. I think everyone can train their eyes to become more observant and then they’ll begin to see things differently—both of my suggestions reflect that belief. I read somewhere that communities like Instagram have helped people shoot more often, and they’ve found themselves observing details like light and shadows like they never had before! That to me is so exciting, knowing that people’s eyes and senses are being awoken, evolving.

To view more of Amanda’s photography visit her website or follow her on Instagram @hokaytokay. And for more frequent updates, outtakes and random tidbits, check out her blog.