SANTA BARBARA, CA PressReleasePoint — Some of the biggest names in the blogosphere
will be convening at IZEAfest 2009 from October 1-4 in Orlando, FL. The interactive event connects social media experts with the latest trends – including the XShot camera extender, which has been gaining popularity among bloggers and social media enthusiasts for its ability to enhance their everyday life – for both work and play.

Originally designed to help people photograph themselves without the inevitable arm extension, the XShot camera extender has captured the attention of bloggers and social media audiences, due to its versatility and added functionality including special effects for self-portraits and video diaries.

XShot is a proud sponsor of the event and IZEAfest participants are encouraged to share their photos on the IZEAFest online photo album at and facebook.

IZEAFest 2009 Speakers include: Aaron Brazell, Ted Murphy, Brett Bumeter, Chris Brogan, Chris HeuerDavid Binkowski, George SmithJoseph Jaffe, Julia Roy, Lucretia Pruitt, Bob KodzisMichael Gray, Rae Hoffman, Sarah Austin, Sarah Evans, Brian Clark, John Andrews, Liz Srauss, Warren Whitlock, Wayne Sutton, Wendy Piersall, Zena Weist.

“Ted Murphy and his IZEA Insiders have been great fans and friends of the XShot and they were quick to see the potential of the Camera Accessory for their blogging and personal needs,” said Michael Daoud, co-founder of XShot. “It is a pleasure to be sponsoring this great event and finally meet everyone in person. Look for us at IZEAFest because we’ll be unveiling some great new products and surprises.”


About the XShot
The XShot is a telescopic camera extender created by XShot LLC to provide everyday photographers with a great way to get themselves in the picture while capturing the background. Camera users no longer have to try and stretch their arms as far as possible to try and get a picture, let alone capture the background. When the XShot is collapsed, it fits easily in a pocket or purse. The XShot is compatible with digital compact cameras and camcorders (including the Flip), and has become popular with social media users, independent travelers, honeymooners, outdoor lovers, families, and digital scrapbook fans.

Whether seeking self portraits, blog or video diaries, the XShot 2.0 brings a fresh, new focus to the future of photography and Social Media.

The XShot sells for $29.95 and is available online at

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