Ryan from Pause The Moment Travel Bag Check : an XShot and what else ;) ?
February 23rd, 2013
This week, we would like to introduce you to Liz and Ryan, awesome world travelers and bloggers from Pause The Moment.
Check them out for great travel inspiration, tips and advice, travel photography, gear recommendations and just for the pleasure of discovering their adventures.
All in there but ultra light and we sure loved the XShot / GoPro / Flip-Flop combo!
So, what’s in the bag?
(1) Pair of Jeans
(1) Pair of Travel Pants
(1) Zip-up hoodie
(1) Long Sleeve
(1) Rain Jacket
(1) Pair of Flip Flops
(4) Pairs of socks
(4) Pairs of underwear
(7) To check out all the cool photo gear and electronics Ryan takes with him, please visit Pause The Moment.
XShot Accessory for GoPro in L’Equipe, Number One French Sports Magazine
January 31st, 2013
Awesome! The pocket XShot was in "L'Equipe Magazine", the French equivalent of Sports Illustrated!
" The Extender for GoPro : Using a GoPro camera becomes easier with the XShot 2.0 Camera Extender you can attach to the small camera and film yourself in action" by Christophe Sefrin in his CES 2013 High-Tech Selection
Let's see more XShot action in the Alps this snow season with your GoPros! For French and European fans, you can already find the XShot extenders and iphone tripod cases for sale in France at MacWay , Crazyphonics and Plein Air Aventure.
Photos: Bruno Garay – L'equipe
We are very pleased to start the 2013 "XShot Picture of the Month" Series with our dear Italian friend Giufo Soulboarder. His creativity with his XShot extender and GoPro camera is endless and we always lookf forward to discovering his new stunts and self-portraits.
Photo: Giufo Soulboarder
Thank you for a wonderful year and all the best for 2013 from the XShot team!
December 29th, 2012
Thank you dear friends and fans for an awesome year with you. Your support, enthusiasm, photos , videos and XShot stories meant the world to us and we are very thankful…
Best wishes to you and your beloved ones for an amazing new year.
Stay tuned for more XShot adventures and new gear in 2013.
Happy New year!
Jeremy Neal Fischer is a very talented photographer and traveler. He managed to capture wild and gorgeous shots during his recent backpacking trip throughout
1. Why did you choose your path and how did you get started?
Knowing that I had been an inspiration was an incredibly rewarding feeling. And it was this kind of feedback that helped me realize that I would do whatever it takes to fully pursue this path. I am currently planning and building a website with the goal of inspiring others to seek out experiences and self-discovery through travel.
2. How did you hear about the XShot?
I was resting at a hostel in
XShot self-portrait in Las vegas <3
3. What do you always carry in your camera/travel bag?
- Camera Bag: When it comes to footage, some say that I carry way too much, but I feel that I can never be too prepared.
I always have my XShot and small digital camera, my DSLR camera and intervalometer, and my video camera and external microphone.
I also make sure that I have my tripod, extra batteries, extra memory cards, and the related plugs and chargers to recharge the batteries.
- Travel Bag: I tend to travel with a large amount of gear. I always bring my tent, sleeping bag, air mattress, and hammer for the tent stakes. This allows me to sleep pretty much anywhere. I also carry a small pot, utensils, and gas stove to cook as I go.
I also carry water bottles, a compass, flashlights, a first aid kit, a swiss army knife, a pen, a sharpie, a small rope, and a towel. I also carry clothes of course, but as little as possible.
And my favorite items to carry are duct tape, trashbags, and plastic bags. These three items have been lifesavers. Duct tape can fix just about anything. By the end of my last trip, my tent, tripod, and pants pocket were all held together with duct tape. By placing trashbags underneath my tent, rainwater was kept from soaking underneath. And plastic bags waterproofed anything that could fit inside.
4. Where is your favorite location to take pictures?
- Anywhere with a beautiful view, whether atop a mountain, fjord, canyon, or just about anywhere high up. I will happily go out of my way to seek out a breathtaking view with my camera equipment.
- I also love taking pictures at night. Using long exposures and painting with light is definitely high up on my list.
5. Can you share an anecdote or funny story you encountered while using your XShot?
I was using my XShot in
7. Tell us about your new exciting trips and projects to come.
- Projects: I am currently planning and creating a travel website that will feature written content about philosophy, travel advice, and true travel experiences. The website will also feature travel photos, travel-related videos, and "How-To"/ Advice videos. The goal of this website will be to promote travel outside one's comfort zone. I am hoping to have it all up and running within the next few months.
- Trips: Once my website is up, I plan to get back on the road. I have four trips that I am very eager to experience. Hiking throughout Patagonia is at the top of my list, and exploring
"Traveling, filmmaking, and photography have been my biggest passions for as long as I can remember, and I often embark on backpacking journeys with my camera equipment. I have traveled to more than 25 countries, studied in 5, and worked in 3. I am also a Film and Television graduate of
Matthew Barrett traveled to
Photo : Matthew Barrett
"I loved using the collapsible/extendable XShot 2.0 camera extender with the GoPro 2 camera while diving, it brought me closer into the reefs and sea life while keeping me still at a distance, like having longer arms! Very useful piece of equipment that attaches to any camera with a standard screw set. Also the XShot 2.0 with the GoPro 2 camera has negative buoyancy which is good because it hangs below you versus the normal cameras when attached to a D ring is constantly trying to float to the top and gets wrapped around your head! — with GoPro and XShot.
I use the XShot in the sense that is lengthens my reach an I can get closer in shots without a danger to myself or the sea life. I do not use it to get myself in picture. I mainly shoot videos i will post some. The XShot works great because as humans approach the fish swim away, but with the XShot you stay a distance but can get close shots." Matthew Barrett
Great Photographer’s Gift Ideas : B&H selection of 50 gift under $50
December 10th, 2012
Like every year we are getting crazy trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on our list, and we happily stumble upon the B&H gift selection, a paradise for all shutterbugs.
Thank you for including the Pocket XShot in your Gift Selection!
The XShot Pocket XShot is a telescopic camera extender that can extend out to 30.5” and collapses to 6.5”. It allows you to take stable photographs of yourself and it has a 1.25 lb (0.57 kg) maximum load capacity.
Our personal favorites this year are :
-Cute National Geographic Pouch NG 1150 Earth Explorer Mini Camera Pouch (Beige)
-The Brunton Echo Pocket Scope 7 x 18 Monocular is a pocket-sized scope with Bak-4 prisms and multicoated glass. They feature objective focus rings and fold-down eyecups.
-The Live! Cam Socialize Webcam from Creative Labs is an affordable, easy-to-use webcam with a built-in mic. Specifically designed for IM video chat applications, like Skype and Windows Live! Messenger, among others, this webcam is also plug-and-play with a built-in USB 2.0 cable.
Check out the whole selection on B&H : 50 gift Ideas for photographers and gadgets fans.
XShot Camera Extender in the Honolulu Star Advertizer Travel Gear Section
December 6th, 2012
Thanks to John from Honolulu, a wonderful XShot fan, we were able to get the Honolulu Star Advertiser article where the XShot camera accessory was featured in the travel gear section. Thanks John , you are the best!
"We go on cruises & I saw one being used by one of the passengers during a boat ride on the Thames River in London just before the Olympics earlier this year, but forgot to ask the guy…and I've always wondered where he got it. It just so happened that I was reading the Sunday Honolulu Star Advertiser last week and lo & behold there was a short article about it in one of the Sections. It was a "Godsend" – I take lots of pictures when we travel, but end up taking pictures of things and other people most of the time without me in the photo." John.
"The more you use it, the more you'll want to use it." McClatchy Newspapers
Read more on Honolulu Star Advertiser
Stocking Stuffers and Gift Ideas for Photographers
December 4th, 2012
Holidays are just around the corner and you are getting stressed out when you look at your gift list? No worries, Datacolor's got you covered if you have a shutterbug to treat.
Their experts, David Saffir and C. David Tobie, gathered an amazing list of about 40 Stocking Stuffers that will be perfect for anyone who loves photography. The list includes: Spyder products, lenses, tripods,monopods, lens filters, camera bags, and you guessed it right : an XShot camera Extender, to take great self-portraits and hard to reach shots.
Happy gift hunting
Read more and download the PDF list on Datacolor's
XShot November 2012 Picture of the Month : Petra Travel Self-Portrait
November 21st, 2012
Gary Frecknall is a passionate traveler and photographer from the
It was hard to choose one for the November Picture of the Month so we picked a lovely one with his fiancée Kirsti Ball in the amazing ancient city of
"The XShot is an important bit of kit to capture our travels."