Go, Go, Go Gorillapod!

GorillapodUsing a tripod definitely makes a difference in one's photography. And, over the last couple of months, I've been lusting after different types of tripods. Since I already have a basic one, I didn't really want to look in to getting a really expensive one just yet. But, I wanted to have a more flexible, more portable tripod that I can easily set-up and use. So, I started hunting for one.

Anyway, about a month ago, I mentioned here that I wanted to have my very own Gorillapod. Well... it didn't take long for me to hold out on that one. You see, my Gorillapod arrived a few days ago. And, I've been happily testing it out.

Some of the things that I love about having a Gorillapod:

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  • It's so light and portable! I love that I can just put it in my camera bag - or even handbag.
  • It's so flexible. I can put the tripod on a tree branch, a fence, a chair... Yes, on just about anything and anywhere you can wrap its flexible legs around.
  • It's great to have a tripod either on a very low level (great when you're doing macro photography) or very high (esp. for a different perspective).
  • It's a relatively inexpensive tripod. You can find one for approximately $60 or less.
  • It works with standard mounts. And, you can even attach a ball head, if you wish.
  • It can be used with my point-and-shoot camera, my digital SLR, or my video camera*.
  • Taking horizontal (landscape) or vertical (portrait) shots can be done. Having different angles are possible too!

If you love Gorillapods, you might also want to check out Gorillapod Love, a Flickr group. All members of the group have been offered a 15% discount on all Gorillapod products from Joby (the original manufacturer of Gorillapods) until the end of 2008.

* This is if you buy the bigger, more stable Gorillapod. There are smaller ones that can just carry point-and-shoots and small dSLRs. If you want to know which Gorillapod is the right one for you, check out Joby's Gorillapod online tool.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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