All posts tagged: Gorillapod

Making Friends with Gorillapod

I tried out the Gorillapod in the studio today, after debating how to transport it there. It’s got strong magnetic feet, so I didn’t want to put it in my backpack with my computer or in my purse with my phone and credit cards. I decided to carry it separately in a little bag. In the studio my metal standing lamp made a handy portable pole to attach the gorillapod to with my camera phone in it. It was at times clumsy and awkward to twist the pod legs to just the right angle without dropping the phone. Once I got used to it, it was fun. I finally found the timer on my camera phone and set up some timed shots with me in them. It’s so great to be able to take a clear non-wiggly shot using the Gorillapod to steady the camera. My studio neighbor popped by and he mentioned a similar device, but a clamp style, made by a company called Dinkum. Those too look like they could be useful. Speaking of things that …

Technology, Travels, and Toulouse-Lautrec

There are so many things I enjoyed about the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit, from his graphic mastery of line and composition, to the descriptive atmosphere the collection paints of a time and place, to the use of color and coloring techniques to achieve dimension and texture.