GripTight Winners from #HauteAsEver13 in San Diego!

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Last weekend, our friends @igerssandiego hosted the world’s largest instameet in San Diego, CA. Over 450(!!!) Instagrammers showed up to hang out, meet new friends and make awesome photos. We chose three of our favorite photos taken during the Instameet to win a GripTight tripod for their phone. Now, without further ado, our winners from #HauteAsEver13!

By @johntorres

By @johntorres

By @chucka95

By @chucka95

By @pixelmama

By @pixelmama

 

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GripTight Winners from #MtScottInstameet!

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Last weekend, our friends @darrenisreal and @i_like_boring_things hosted an Instameet in Mt Scott, Oklahoma. Instagrammers showed up to hang out, meet new friends and make awesome photos. We chose three of our favorite photos taken during the Instameet to win a GripTight tripod for their phone. Now, without further ado, our winners from #MtScottInstameet!

By @benandphotos

By @benandphotos

By @nathanwinfrey

By @nathanwinfrey

By @carsynabrams

By @carsynabrams

We loved the photos so much from this tag, we recommend you check them all out! Here are two great shots from the hosts!

By @darrenisreal

By @darrenisreal

By @i_like_boring_things

By @i_like_boring_things

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GripTight Winners from #Instameet_PGH!

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Last weekend, our friend @caulingrant hosted an Instameet in Pittsburg, PA.  Instagrammers showed up to hang out, meet new friends and make awesome photos. We chose three of our favorite photos taken during the Instameet to win a GripTight tripod for their phone. Now, without further ado, our winners from #Instameet_PGH!

By @kevinswx

By @kevinswx

By @genericpieces

By @genericpieces

By @rmacoustic

By @rmacoustic

 

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How to Take Slow Shutter Photos of Water with Chris Burkard

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Chris Burkard is a California-based travel and surf photographer. As a staff  photographer for Surfer Magazine, he spends a lot of time taking photos in and around the water. After just a few minutes of looking at Chris’ work, you can tell that his love for the ocean runs deep. Today, Chris shares one of his favorite ways to take photos of water. Be sure to follow him on Instagram to see some incredible shots from all over the world! Thanks for sharing Chris! 

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Tripods can be cumbersome and tough to lug on trips.  Or they can be small and awesome like Joby.  I have attached my Joby tripods onto boats in Alaska, atop a military vehicle in Russia, at the base of the waterfalls in Iceland, and used in many places in between.  The tripod is great for run and gun shooting when you want to stay light and mobile. One of my favorite applications of the Joby tripods are around water when I am looking to shoot slow shutter speeds.

Shooting around water gives you a lot of creative options.  You can freeze the action of the water with a high shutter speed resulting in great detail making every water droplet sharp.  Aiming for the opposite, using a shutter speed 1/25 or lower, results in an image that has a milky blurred water trail. To me it’s a bit more dreamlike.  It’s also a great way to convey the movement involved in a setting like a waterfall.  I’d recommend placing the GorillaPod at a low angle to convey the magnitude of the waterfalls and landscape.  I’d also recommend shooting either early in the morning or around sunset for light that isn’t as harsh.  This image is taken about a half hour after sunset. I used a wide lens and an exposure of 6 seconds.  I also used a lamp to cast some interesting light on the subject.

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You can apply this same technique to rivers and the ocean.  In this river shot, the long exposure showcases the flow of the water.  The river is true to its mood with the mossy rocks still as the water moves around them.  I shot this with a wide lens and an aperture of f13 to keep the background in focus as well.  This helps to showcase the entire scene rather than just the river.  The exposure was 2 seconds.

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This image of the shoreline looking out across the ocean is shot at a lower angle, giving a dramatic sense of scale bringing you closer to the water.  With long exposures you often can shoot well after the sun goes down.  Often times water moving around objects will make for a more interesting image.  The exposure was 30 seconds.

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On all the shots I try to keep my ISO low, under 200 and adjust my exposure depending on the water movement.  Have fun trying your hand at photographing water in your area and on your travels.

2013, ICELAND, LAND ROVER, ERIC SODERQUIST, MIKEY DETEMPLE,

Say Hello to MPod Mini & GPod Mini Magnetic!

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We’ve added two new products to the JOBY family and boy are they fun little guys!

MPod Mini is a great on-the-go stand for your smartphone. It’s jaws expand to fit just about any smartphone, including the massive Galaxy Note II! iPhone 5, Galaxy SIV, HTC One—they all fit (even with a case!), no problem!  Plus, MPod is just $14.95!

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We’ve also got GPod Mini Magnetic! A tiny tripod with super strong magnetic feet that is great for your point and shoot camera, GoPro or Contour camera. He might be tiny, but we are not messing around with those magnetic feet! They are STRONG!  Take him home for just $14.95!

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Want to see more of MPod Mini and GPod Mini Magnetic? Follow @jobyinc on Instagram!

GripTight Winners from #MusicCityInstaWalk in Nashville!

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Last weekend, our friends @timothygirard and @mattpbrock hosted an Instameet in Nashville, TN.  Instagrammers showed up to hang out, meet new friends and make awesome photos. We chose three of our favorite photos taken during the Instameet to win a GripTight tripod for their phone. Now, without further ado, our winners from #MusicCityInstaWalk!

By @michaelthinks

By @michaelthinks

By @veritaseeker

By @veritaseeker

By @darren2112

By @darren2112

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How To Use Your GorillaPod & iPad Together!

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We get asked all the time how you can use your GorillaPod with your iPad, iPad Mini, or Galaxy tablet. Well, our friends at Tether Tools have a great solution for attaching just about any any 1/4-20″-mounted accessory—like all of our GorillaPods—to your tablet. Using the Wallee iPad/Tablet Case and a Tether Tools Connect Lite you can add GorillaPod legs to your tablet. Now you can achieve your ultimate viewing angle, whether that’s reading a book, watching movies, surfing the internet or checking emails.

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GorillaPod Hybrid with iPad Mini, Wallee Case and Tether Tools Connect Lite

The GorillaPod’s flexible legs allow you to adjust the position of your tablet for a comfortable resting position across your body while reclining, in your lap for comfortable viewing while seated, or even wrap the legs around the arm of a chair or wheelchair. The Wallee Case provides a secure fit without getting in the way of key features for all iPad models and Galaxy 10.1 Tablets. The Tether Tools Connect Lite connects case and Pod, and because you can mount any 1/4-20″ accessory to it, it is a super versatile, modular solution. Because the Tether Tools Connect Lite is 1/4-20″ screw compatible, you could even use your JOBY camera strap with your iPad if you wanted to give you GorillaPod a rest!

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GorillaPod Hybrid with iPad Mini, Wallee Case and Tether Tools Connect Lite

JOBY and Tether Tools products combine to give you  the ultimate flexibility to use your iPad or Galaxy Tablet anywhere! So if you want to use your GorillaPod with your iPad, iPad Mini or Galaxy Tablet, check out the Wallee Case and Tether Tools Connect Lite.

GripTight Winners from Instameet #IGerCo72713 in Bend, OR

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Last weekend, our friends @IgersCentralOregon hosted an Instameet in Bend, OR.  Instagrammers showed up to hang out, meet new friends and make awesome photos. We chose three of our favorite photos taken during the Instameet to win a GripTight tripod for their phone. Now, without further ado, our winners from #IGerCo72713!

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By @bendbrewdaddy

By @chadcarpenter

By @chadcarpenter

 

By @jessemac00

By @jessemac00


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JOBY & Cinetics Gear Giveaway!

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To celebrate the new Cinetics additions to JOBY.com, we’re having a GIVEAWAY! Enter to win 1 of 5 awesome prizes featuring both JOBY and Cinetics gear. Check out all the details and enter on the contest page!

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GripTight Winners from #instameetinstanbul!

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Last weekend, our friends @gseymas and @tanergungor hosted their first Instameet in Instanbul, Turkey!  Instagrammers showed up to hang out, meet new friends and make awesome photos. We chose three of our favorite photos taken during the Instameet to win a GripTight tripod for their phone. Now, without further ado, our winners from #instameetinstanbul!

By @cuytherock

By @cuytherock

By @mikhailbakunin

By @mikhailbakunin

By @umitko

By @umitko

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