Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Camera Stand - 100 Follower Giveaway!

Howdy everyone! 

As you can see from the title, this post involves a giveaway! Yay for free stuff!

 First of all I am going to review/show you my gorilla pod camera stand, and then one of you lucky folk can win one!

 So... Those of you who know anything about cameras will hopefully have seen these Gorillapod stands as they have become pretty popular these days. I bought mine on that little known site called eBay! I got it pretty cheap compared to what they can go for so I was happy with that! They have different weight limits for different types of cameras, but I went for the heavy duty DSLR version just to make sure my camera was never dropped! I must admit that using it at first was a little bit scary. Putting your faith into something that has your camera holding onto a tree was pretty scary, but it really does hold on well!

Now I take it everywhere with me when I go out shooting as it's light and can really be used anywhere. Plus if I'm doing some macro shots of things on the ground I just whack my camera onto self timer on the stand and there is zero wobble in the photo, brilliant! Also if out and about with nowhere to put the camera, I can still take photos of me and my girlfriend. I actually did this on holiday with the camera resting on a steep hill in the middle of a bush, it actually worked!

One issue with the stand is that it isn't very tall so obviously if you want to have an eye level stand this isn't the one for you unless you find something high up to hang it on, but if you want to go exploring in the woods or on some walks then it is ideal as it is reasonably small and light, and can be used anywhere!

It comes with a 1/4" adaptor so for most modern cameras it fits, and can fit compacts aswell as DSLRs. If you have a camera with a 3/8" mount an adaptor has been supplied with it so yours can fit on too! yay!

Here are some photos showing you what it can do. Now, I apologise for the quality, these have just been taken on my iPhone in my dark bedroom, so they are grainy and rubbish, but they do show what the stand is capable of!

And now for the competition!


1. All you have to do is enter the competition below to get your name in the hat! Once I reach 100 followers I will give it 2 weeks for the competition to close, to give the new followers a chance to enter themselves!

2. There are 4 ways to enter the competition -
a) Follow me on Bloglovin for 3 entries
b) Follow me on Google Friend Connect for 3 entries
c) Grab my button and share it on your blog for 10 entries! Yes, TEN! Also if you let me know, I will share your button on mine too! Buttons must be shared until the competition closes, you can keep it on there longer if you want!
d) Write a post about the competition for 10 entries! Yes, another TEN! Simply write a post about the competition and include either a link to this post or include the rafflecopter competition widget itself by following this link: Rafflecopter Widget and pasting the HTML into your post.

3. The winning entry will be checked before the prize can be awarded. If the winner is found to have entered without completing the entry rules, for how they entered the competition, they will be disqualified and the prize will be awarded to someone else. Let's be fair folks!

4. I will send the prize to ANYWHERE in the world! Once you are announced the winner, we can have a chat and I can get your address and I will post it as soon as I can!

5. Once posted I will inform the winner and all responsibilty for the item shall then be theirs. Should it not arrive for any reason, a new stand will not be re-sent, I only have the one!

6. Good luck!

Any questions then just post a comment or email me!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Great giveaway - Will be sharing your button over on my blog as you did it for me! :)

    1. Thanks Saida!

      Much appreciated!


    2. Will make a tweet about this to hopefully gather some more attention :)

    3. Ah that would be awesome! Thanks so much!

  2. Button on my blog! With a post to match :)


    1. Awesome, thanks!

      Get your entries in then if you haven't yet, you've earnt them!