view from my wardrobe


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 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.

Joby GorillaPod

Joby GorillaPod

Joby GorillaPod

1 thought on “view from my wardrobe”

  1. Hmmm, it definitely looks like something I might be worth investing in, seeing as I could do with a small tripod for when I’m using my camcorder without really breaking the bank on a huge expensive one.

    Although looking at Argos now, I can only find one left of the normal Pod (24 until the end of today), whereas they don’t seem to have any stock left anywhere for the “SLR” version – no difference other than the “SLR” supposedly can bear more weight, which I’d ideally need for my Canon HF100 – and at a good price as well (36 until the end of today)…

    Just when I thought Argos could’ve been very useful 🙁

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