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Leveling Up Your Twitch Stream

By | Gaming, TelePod, Tutorial, Uncategorized, YouTube | No Comments

Live streaming on Twitch has become a very popular way for steamers to get noticed doing what they love. If you put enough effort, time, and quality into your streams with your one-of-a-kind personality, the goal of becoming a Twitch partner and having a solid fan base may be achievable.

To help on that journey, having the right lighting gear is a must and quite easy to set up based on your current budget. Let us walk you through a couple options that hopefully will fit your needs as a streamer. You can also watch our detailed video going through a couple super-effective options with JOBY products and Lightstream streaming software.

One Light Setup

If you’re on a tight budget, a one-light setup that shines a good light on your face is where you should start. Your typical bedroom light is usually not ideal as it’s not pointed at your face and doesn’t give enough light where you need it.

The Beamo Ring Light 12″ RangePod Smart Kit is a great package to start with that won’t break your bank. You can stand the RangePod Smart full size tripod on your office desk behind your monitors and mount the Beamo Ring Light 12″ easily on top as what is called a key light. Point the Ring Light towards your face and make sure to adjust the brightness and temperature to your liking.

Additionally, if you want to use an external camera, you can mount that easily on the Ring Light, using the provided cold shoe adapter.

Two Light Setup

If you want to take your one light setup up a level, it’s as simple as adding what is called a fill light to brighten the opposite side of your face from the key light. You can use a Beamo or Beamo Mini LED light mounted on a TelePod Mobile

and place it directly on your desk or on top of something raised like your desktop PC so it’s high above shining down towards your face.

To keep your Beamo Mini shining, you can plug it directly into an outlet with any USB-A to USB-C cable cord.

Three Light Setup

To fully invest in great lighting for your stream, adding background ambient lights really will take your stream to the next level. Based on what you have placed in your background, a bookcase, shelves, etc. you can add color with any of the various RGB lights in fun ways. You can use string/tape LED lights and stick them over or under shelves or along your walls to create a nice look. An RGB light pointed at your wall behind you can change your boring white wall into any color you want to match your stream. Check out our video for some great ideas.

Live Stream Software: Lightstream

And to give your stream a final touch of quality, use live stream software like Lightstream so you can add text, graphics, and audio all with an easy-to-use interface to give your stream a more professional and impactful touch. You can add things like your handle, additional camera feeds, background music to spice up your stream.

Lightstream is powered by the cloud so everything you set up is saved and accessible from anywhere you go, no download needed. You can personalize your Twitch streams from your PC, console streams from your Xbox and Playstation, and Facebook and YouTube live streams.

What GorillaPod Is Right For Your Phone?

By | Gorillapod, Mobile Filmmaking, Mobile Photography | No Comments

Looking for a GorillaPod for your phone but don’t know which one is right for you? Watch our handy guide that will walk you through all our models so you can find the right GorillaPod for your phone!

We have a GorillaPod for every level of creator. From the GorillaPod Mobile Mini for the beginners who don’t want to invest a lot to start out, to the Mobile Rig that enables you to mount lights and microphones to get the best quality out of your content.

Check out all our models here for more info:

The JOBY Mobile Vlogging Kit

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Have you always wanted all the gear you need to get your vlog started in one box? We’ve taken our popular Mobile Rig and paired it with our new Beamo Mini LED light, and our own microphone, the Wavo Mobile, for the complete vlogging kit for your phone.

The Mobile Vlogging Kit makes creating quality content easy for those starting their own YouTube channel. All you need is your phone to create in horizontal for YouTube and vertical for your Instagram Stories and TikTok videos. The Wavo Mobile improves the quality of your sound when background noises get in your way. The Beamo lights up your content when the sun goes down or there’s just not the perfect light indoors.

Check out all the features straight out of the box in our tutorial below with Tim.

Scooter Riders Get Tricky at Flushing Triple Crown 2019 with #JOBYAmbassadors Jon Reyes

By | iPhone, JOBY Ambassadors, Vlog, YouTube | No Comments

JOBY Ambassadors Jon Reyes hosted the first Flushing Triple Crown scooter competition in New York. Contestants showed off their best tricks for a chance to win some amazing prizes, including JOBY GorillaPods and TelePods. Watch all the highlights below.

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Who Needs an Assistant When You Have a GorillaPod

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Mark of Gold Hat Photography, shares his experience using his GorillaPod 5K effectively during wedding shoots.


I’ve been a wedding photographer for around 6 years and have been fortunate enough to shoot all over the world.

When I travel, it’s important for me to pack light and only carry one bag.

Not only am I able to breeze through customs with my camera backpack on my shoulders, but having my precious gear near to me at all times greatly reduces the possibility of something going missing – lost luggage would be a disaster!

When packing light, I need to be able to justify every item of gear. Bulky items such as full-sized tripods or light stands are a definite no-no, and everything needs to be as light as possible.

The whole mirrorless vs DSLR camera debate is getting a little tedious, but one thing’s for sure – shooting with smaller mirrorless bodies/lenses has definitely enabled me to reduce the overall size/weight of my camera gear.

In addition, products like the Joby GorillaPod 5k which serve multiple purposes have allowed me to create images that would have been difficult otherwise… at least, without enlisting the help of an assistant.

Most photographers think of GorillaPods as devices to support cameras – I prefer to use mine to attach lights in obscure places.

In the image below taken at a destination wedding in Montreal, the GorillaPod is supporting an LED light panel, which I attached to a wooden post directly behind the subjects.

(See this GorillaPod guide for more examples of what you can attach to our bendy 3-legged friends!)

Being able to quickly illuminate a subject from any angle, in any location, makes the GorillaPod + light an essential tool in my wedding photography arsenal… and rightfully deserves its place in my tightly packed travel bag 🙂

The GorillaPod 3K PRO

By | Gorillapod, Photography, Travel, Vlog, YouTube | No Comments

The serious GorillaPod for premium Mirrorless camera users. This brand new design featuring CNC machined sockets and Arca Swiss compatible BallHead sets a new standard for Content Creators using the latest hardware and techniques. Grip It, Wrap it and Stand it supporting Premium Mirrorless Cameras or other accessories up to 3kg (6.6lbs).

Check out all the details here.

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