Today i finished college at 10am, that’s right 10am. I started at 9am. Just to insult your intelligence, that means i had one hour of classes today. I could have blogged about what a waste of my time that is and how college is ‘stealing’ my time but i decided i wouldn’t give college the pleasure of taking over yet another blog post on smemon.com. So here’s what i did instead…
Note: At the time of posting this, a video i’d prepared for this post failed to upload twice to youtube and i’m trying to upload it for the third time. Once the video is uploaded, i’ll add it below. I wouldn’t mind but i had the video done and dusted by about 6pm this evening which is earlier than normal for me… so i’ve spent the last 6 hours or so waiting on the damn thing to upload without errors. I blame youtube & pathetic 0.4mb upload speeds but that’s another rant for another day!
Yeah i went out and bought a GorillaPod. It’s like a double jointed cousin of the traditional, rigid camera tripod with straight metal legs only this one has legs made of plastic and rubber. The net result is that this yoke can bend and twist it’s way around pretty much any object and act like a traditional tripod for your camera, only from the most obscure locations.
I had it on the arm of my swivel chair, on the handle of my window, on top of my wardrobe, on the leg post of my bed, wrapped around my arm… there ain’t much it can’t cling on to and as you can see it’s a great way to inject more creativity in to photos & videos.