Fantastic Sochi 2014 Adventure by David DiGregorio and his XShot Pro
February 19th, 2014
As you can imagine, our week at CES was a blast and we saw a lot of great products this year. Some fabulous, some fun, some strange and some were quite nifty and worked really well with our camera extenders.
CES 2014 was buzzing with wearable technology, connected homes, big curved TVs, Amazing 3D printing and a lot of new cameras and accessories.
We are not going to share with you today the mainstream trends you may have discovered on TV and news covering the show, but more about our finds off the beaten path and our favorites. Let's start:
Professional photographers and amateurs all know the Datacolor and Spyder products, helping them to control color while shooting in Raw mode. We met with Michael Ritzer from Datacolor on our booth and we were delighted to hear that he was a big XShot fan for many reasons, and none of them was to take better selfies!
How to use the Spyder and XShot by Patrick Stanbro, professional photographer:
The Datacolor's Spyder Cube is a 3D color reference for setting white balance, exposure and black levels.
Attach the cube to the XShot tripod mount, extend it into the scene and take a reference shot under your lighting.
Remove the telescopic XShot pole and the cube and take your photos.
In your Raw processor or photoshop, set your white balance / levels. Then copy and paste onto all shots under same lighting.
The 3D nature of the cube gives a better representation of your subject than a flat card.
The Cube is made of hybrid resin that is fade proof, extremely durable and shock resistant.
It includes a white, 18% grey, black with detail and infinite black area, along with a chrome ball to measure catchlight.
More info and "How To" video here: http://spyder.datacolor.com/portfolio-view/spydercube/
Join XShot in Salt Lake City at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014
January 22nd, 2014
XShot January 2014 Picture of the Month : I spy a moose in my selfie
January 21st, 2014
Moose alert in Timmins, Northern Ontario, Canada, when jessica Fenton took a self-portait with her XShot in the snow. What a fun result picture with a big friend in the background!
Enjoy the XShot Moose Selfie by Jessica from Turquoise Compass travel blog, during an Ontario Wildlife Tour.That's the way to capture perfect travel memories…
Photo Jessica Fenton
More about Turquoise Compass and her extraordiany adventures around the globe: follow her travels and feel free to ask her any question on facebook or her blog, she has tons of great advice!
"Turquoise Compass means traveling, teaching, navigating, learning, and trying new things. Extreme adventure- Yes! Backpacking- Yes! Exploring a new destination solo-Yes! Trying something new- Yes! Do you want to try it?- Yes!" Where is she going next? Australia.
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XShot Inc. at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show 2014
January 16th, 2014
Join us this week-end at the 16th LA Times Travel Show.
We will be thrilled to see you and show our latest travel gear at BOOTH 125 in the LA Convention Center.
Have you tried you the XShot Pro yet with your GoPro camera? The perfect camera combo to capture all your travel memories and winter rides.
The LA Times Travel show will allow you to meet all the big players in the Travel industry and dream about your next vacation while discovering the best travel gear ever. Experience a week-end of travel information, inspiration and savings you won't find anywhere else.
- Speakers include Travel experts, Travel journalists and professionals like Arthur Frommer, Mark Boster, Catharine Hamm and Adam Richman among many others.
- Get a chance to meet Alyssa Mylano, actress and philanthropist, who is a UNICEF National Ambassador.
- Conferences, films, videos, tips, dream vacations and top Travel Gear for a wonderful week-end in Los Angeles.
Come and say hi to booth 125, we may have some surprises for you!
January 18th & 19th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown LA. More information: http://latimes.com/travelshow
Fantastic XShot and GoPro Selfie in Mexican Clear waters
January 16th, 2014
Happy new year Ryan!
Thank you for stopping by the XShot booth at CES 2014!
January 15th, 2014
by Mike Shepard, President of XShot Inc.
What a great CES 2014!
Your time and interest in XShot and our products is greatly appreciated. We all want to extend our thanks for helping us have a great start to 2014 at CES – we hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did.
Your response to the new XShot Pro was amazing, and we can't wait to introduce you to more innovative GoPro, camera and smart phone accessories in the selfie and action photography area in the coming months.
The XShot team and myself will be in touch with you in the coming days via email or phone to provide you with more information and to follow-up on conversations. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions in the meantime.
Join XShot at CES 2014 and discover the XShot Pro
January 8th, 2014
The first day at the Comsumer Electronics Show was awesome. It was a pleasure to be there for the 4th time, and to be able to show our brand new camera and GoPro accessory, launched at the end of 2013.
Join us until Friday on our booth #63004 in the LVH iLounge. We will be delighted to meet you and show you the new XShot pro ultimate GoPro Pole and our new exciting product development!
The XShot Pro was featured on the 2014 International CES Daily Magazine in the New and Noteworthy selection! "XShot unveils camera extender for action video".
Congratulations to Cade Palmer and Becca Bredehoft for your fun XShot group self-portrait in Guatemala!
"How many para kooks can you fit in a Guatemalan super Tuktuk?" . Cade and Becca are traveling down Central and South America, paragliding and connecting with local communities along the way.
Photography by Becca Bredehoft
Best wishes for a wonderful new year guys, full of adventure, laughter and new friendships !
"Just got back from a three week trip across Europe, the attached video wouldn't have been possible without the XShot 2.0."
Epic Moto Roadtrip 2013: Frankfurt, Germany – Paris, France by Scott Mc Queen
Thank you Scott for sharing this great video, what an amazing and quite romantic trip. Your selfies and 360 angles are perfect!
Source Scott Mc Queen YouTube