New JOBY Camera Straps! UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate & DSLR Wrist Strap

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Our camera strap family is growing! We’re happy to announce our newest camera straps, the UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate and the DSLR Wrist Strap!

Streamlined, versatile and super cool, you’ll have to take one of these puppies home!

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Introducing the JOBY UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate

The UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate combines a streamlined hand strap with our super rad UltraPlate baseplate. Because the hand strap is paired with a universal quick-release plate, you can keep the hand strap attached to your camera while mounting it to a tripod or even using another camera strap. The UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate is compatible with standard and pro DSLRs with or without a battery grip.

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The hand strap features JOBY’s UltraFit Layered-Pad Technology™, which provides lightweight support without the bulk. The thin strap pad conforms to the shape of your hand and won’t interfere with use of the camera’s controls. The UltraPlate’s practical design also provides easy access to a camera’s battery door for changes on the fly.

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Comfortable for handheld shooting, the UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate is also ideal for shooting with a tripod. The UltraPlate features a universal tripod quick-release plate with built-in Arca-Swiss compatibility. Unlike most baseplates on the market, the UltraPlate has two additional 1/4″-20 screw mounts so you can attach all types of accessories (like camera straps or flash brackets) to the UltraPlate without removing the hand strap, unlike most other hand straps on the market. This innovative hand strap + baseplate design makes the JOBY UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate compatible with all camera tripods and camera straps! No more strap-tripod hassle!

Get yours here!

Introducing the JOBY DSLR Wrist Strap

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The DSLR Wrist Strap is a simple cinching wrist strap designed for DSLRs or mirrorless/CSCs. Lightweight and comfortable – weighing less than a half ounce – it is our minimalist solution to keeping your camera safe and secure. Featuring a strongly braided cord with a smooth, soft-to-touch finish, the strap is designed to automatically tighten around the wrist if the camera is dropped. The DSLR Wrist Strap was designed for photographers who don’t want a camera strap that gets in their way but do crave the security a camera strap provides.

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The DSLR Wrist Strap connects to a DSLR or mirrorless/CSC via universal shoulder lug attachment. The DSLR Wrist Strap comes in one adjustable size to fit most wrists and in two colors: charcoal and neon green.

Get yours here!

 

GripTight Winners from Instameet #IgersJAX in Jacksonville, FL

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Last weekend, our friends @igersjax hosted an Instameet in Jacksonville, FL. 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 #Igersjax_instawalk_2ab!

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GripTight Winners from #InstameetCFL in Florida

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Last weekend, our friends @fltall and @nickline  hosted an Instameet all over central Florida. 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 #InstameetCFL!

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GripTight Winners from #IGLAMeet_GrandPark Instameet!

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Last weekend, our friends @igla hosted an Instameet at Grand Park in LA. 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 #IGLAMeet_GrandPark!

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GripTight Winners from #HAE_JOBY 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 #jumpstagram photos taken during the Instameet to win a GripTight tripod for their phone. Now, without further ado, our winners from  #HAE_JOBY!

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GripTight Winners from #InstaPDXtheDeck!

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Last Monday, our friend @dlsoanphoto hosted an Instameet in Portland, 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 #InstaPDXtheDeck!

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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!

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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!

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

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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!

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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.

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