Category Archives: creactive

Lunar Eclipse Live – Not quite the impact of a shuttle take off

For those of you who are into astronomy and the cosmos, you can watch live, for the next few hours, the lunar eclipse which is currently occurring in the Southern Hemisphere. This sounds really cool (and still is) but it does require a lot of staring at your computer screen for small changes to occur. […]

Friday Finds: Photography that makes you think and the GorillaPod – the Outdoorsman’s Best Friend

Happy Friday Creactives! Today, I stumbled across this intriguing image with  a scary JOBY GorillaPod plus camera peering ominously over fright-filled cigarettes. The story behind the image is even more arresting as it is by a  Spanish photographer, J. Tiogran Solana who recently quit smoking and used the money he saved from not smoking to […]

Happy Valentine’s Day from JOBY

Well, the day that many people love and perhaps even more people dread has arrived.  To celebrate the simple and beautiful core of the holiday (and not the hallmark or the snide consumerism), I offer up these two lovely odes to love. As a lover of modern dance, the lyrcisim and amazing lines of this […]

Friday Finds: Stop Motion Videos and Gorillatorch Blade Shout Outs

Hello Creactives, It is still Friday…really… and somewhere in the Pacific it is the middle of the day, so it must be time for Friday Finds. We have some absolutely fantastic stop motion videos this week.  Executed,  of course, with a Gorillapod. The first one has a lovely twist about halfway through and is beautifully […]

Friday Finds: Sock Photography, a Large Gorillatorch and a Mini Car

Happy Friday Creactives, Having spent this morning freezing on the Golden Gate Bridge (you’ll find out soon enough why). This tender ode to socks really captured my fancy. Shot with Nikon and Gorillapod SLR Zoom and Ballhead as part of a 365 project, exhibits a gentle journey in reverse motion. Gorillatorch Goes Big This lovely […]

Friday Finds: Inc 5000, Alternative Perspectives and Photography Contests

Hello Creactives, Thanks to a lovely 3 day weekend last week, Friday has arrived sooner than usual. Joby has been blazing trails for a handful of years now and we were thrilled to find out that our hard work has paid off! Joby came in at #924 in Inc.’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing […]

Slightly Shmaltzy with a Heavy Dose of Inspiration

Move over Susan Boyle, China’s Got Talent just  upped the ante with this inspiring performer. I just wish my feet could keep me from tripping, forget playing the piano.

Obsessing Over Things That Are Not In Photoshop

Maybe it is a new form of back to basics, with actors doing their own stunts, models with moles and performers actually singing at live concerts.  But, the trend towards making it super clear that the items are not done in Photoshop reached a new high (or maybe low today) with the amazing Darth Vader […]

DIY with iPhone 4 – How to Build a Steadicam

Hello mechanically minded photographers out there!  Here is a fun weekend project, easily explained and with some very impressive results. This step by step approach to building a Steadicam is super informative, easy to follow…of course doing it might be a whole other ball of wax.  As always, be careful when handling heat and pvc […]

Delightful Design: A blend of old and new

Move over paintbrushes, time for your fingers to do the heavy lifting (not quite like my kindergarten). Watch as artist David Jon Kassan uses nothing but his fingers and his iPad and the brushes app to create  a distinctly old world portrait.  Originally, filmed as a live demo over 3 hours in his Brooklyn studio […]