First, we’d like to extend a huge “Thank You!” to everyone who participated in our contest! You thrill and inspire us, and also make our job a lot of fun!
We received over 300 entries to our Phone Photography Contest. We are absolutely blown away by the quality of the photographs and inspired by your creativity! It was incredibly difficult to choose our favorites and almost impossible to narrow it down to just three winners of a GorillaMobile for iPhone 4/4S. Over the past week, our judges debated, deliberated and fought for their favorites. Now for the winners!
GorillaMobile for iPhone 4/4S—the fabulous prize for our contest winners—takes in San Francisco
First Place: Human Rides by Piyasil Kalayanakoul
From the photographer: I took this image from a bus when I was in Vienna for leisure. The app I used is QuickPix with the burst snap.
Second Place: Trying to Beat the Ocean by Eelco Roos
From the photographer: I shot this with the native iPhone 4 camera app, used crossprocess app with the basic settings, over to snapseed app to adjust colors and contrast. Used the “selective adjust” function in snapseed to highlight the boy a bit.
Third Place: Critters by Ninotchka Beavers
From the photographer: Unplanned shot, as some of the best ones tend to be; kids were splashing in the inflatable pool on a hot summer day and playing with my collection of creepy animal masks.
Honorable Mention: Aftermath—Tsunami Tohoku, Japan by Remo Camerota
From the photographer: This photo was taken one year ago while I was in Tohoku, Japan just after the earthquake. This is what is left of Kesennuma train station, holding a Freighter 4km inland. Being armed with my phone camera I documented the devastation that went on as far as the eye could see. The feeling to be at ground zero is indescribable.
Sweet! It’s time to announce the winner in the Frame X Frame, Stop Motion Contest. We had a great time watching all the entries as they came in and were really curious to see who was going to win. The videos have been amazing and we are stoked to see such creativity in our community – not to mention how awesome it is to see Frame X Frame stop motion videos in all their glory.
A quick reminder on the purpose of the contest for new arrivals:
Of course, what would be a contest without prizes:
–Grand Prize: 7D + GorillaPod Focus plus Ballhead X plus featured at Renderyard film festival
–2nd prize: choice of GorillaPod SLR Zoom plus ballhead and your choice of a GorillaTorch Blade or GorillaTorch Switchback
-Runners Up: prize: GorillaMobile for iPhone 4
–Fan Favorite: Point and Shoot Camera
Making the video took a lot more work than I originally thought. I started planning at 10am and finished at midnight. First I looked at all my stuff lying around for ideas. Then I sketched out the sequence. Next I mounted the iPhone to the ceiling of my garage by the attic hatch so I could still see the screen with my head in the attic. I then started the time lapse and realized I couldn’t do it alone. So my wife helped me and I started again. All the clothing and items were pre-staged just out of frame so I could get to them fast. Then I edited the video in Adobe Premier adding titles and sounds. Sorry for the cheesy music I wanted to make sure I used open source (non copyrighted) midi files.
Dr Who Cybermen upgrade Lego by Doctor Me Doctor You
Rubber Duckies by Kirstin AC
Stop Motion Sunset by Steve Rumsby
Concert by Baar Photo
Road Barrier by Mr. Grumaldy
Caterpillar by Stefano
We would like to thank our awesome contest judges; Mark Reid, Founder and Director of Renderyard Short Film Festival, Estafania Merino, Co-Director of Renderyard Short Film Festival, Trevor Hardy, Animator of Watermill Farm on Nick Kids, Gregory Han of Apartment Therapy and pro-photographer and JOBY pro-team member, *Safe Solvent.
PS Congrats winners! Please contact send me for follow up at EWeinstein @ JOBY.com
What an amazing assortment of fabulous photos! Although summer has just arrived in San Francisco, it is winding down in the rest of the world. With that, the Candid Summer Contest has ended and the 5 lucky winners below will receive up to $100 in Joby products. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who entered the contest.