Using a GorillaPod for those hard-to-get shots

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Rich Harrington of Photofocus is a fountain of useful and inspiring photo/video advice. In this article, Rich outlines The Benefits of Using a GorillaPod for your travel (and everyday) photography.

I've found that the Gorillapod's ability to mount cameras by wrapping around objects like tree limbs, railings, and posts is really useful. Here's a cool trick – wrap the three flexible Gorillapod legs around your shooting hand to make some super-smooth video moves with your small camera (or smart phone).

From Photofocus:

I recently visited Tokyo and spent a day at Disney Sea. This is one of the most photogenic places I’ve seen in a long time (I’ll be sharing some of the images I made on Photofocus in the coming weeks). The park (like many tourist destinations) has a no tripod rule. With a little but of pre-planning however, I knew to throw my GorillaPod into my bag.

There were lots of opportunities for nighttime photography, but I wanted to capture longer exposures like this image.

ƒ 18 | ISO 100 | 6 seconds

ƒ 18 | ISO 100 | 6 seconds

ƒ22 | ISO 400 | 60 Seconds | Developed with Intensify Pro

ƒ22 | ISO 400 | 60 Seconds | Developed with Intensify Pro

To see the setup how these images were captured, check out Photofocus' article: “The Benefits of Using a GorillaPod

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(cover photo credit: snap from Photofocus)

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