Gorillapod: A useful tool for you content creators
Over my lunch hour I stopped at Best Buy and picked up a Gorillapod for $20. I normally don’t play fanboy and gush about products on this blog, but this little product instantly met a need: steady low light photography with my new Lumix as well as being able to place the camera in places to snag video…and I’ve fallen for it.
The Joby Gorillapod firmly secures your camera to just about anything- anywhere and everywhere! Unlike traditional tripods, the gorillapod doesn’t require an elevated surface for you to take the perfect shot.
On the way back to my office from Best Buy, I attached my camera and wrapped the Gorillapod around my rear view mirror and grabbed some video. It was shaking a bit and there was some rattle being picked up (I hadn’t secured it very well) but I shot 10 minutes of video of me talking in the car. While not useful for anything but ridicule (which is why I’m *not* posting it), it did allow me to test a quick proof of concept and it worked!
It’s so laughingly lightweight that it’ll fit in my briefcase alongside the tiny Lumix camera and I’ll be able to capture steady video and low light snapshots easily. They also have beefier models for prosumer and heavier SLR cameras if you need that capability.
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.