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How to Keep Your Gear Clean and Protected : Summer Edition

Tips & Tricks

Summer is full of outdoor excursions, worldwide travel, and photo/video projects which take advantage of the long sunlit hours.  Among all the wonderful outcomes of summer exploration it’s good to keep in mind how to best protect your gear when the tides may turn for the worst.

Sailing Adventures

© Nate Stone

Sea Sand Sun

Considering your next photo shoot or outdoor adventure at the beach or on a boat?  Do it!  Just be prepared for the elements.  The beach and open waters are littered with hazards that can be potentially harmful to your gear. (more…)

BorrowLenses Gear Rentals of the Week: 25% Off Discount

Gear of the Week

Save 25% off the following rentals now through Sunday, July 27th, 11:59 EST:

Place any of the following items in your cart for rental. Enter BLDOW in the promo code section at checkout and automatically receive 25% off those items!

Good for any future rental period so long as the order comes in before Sunday night.

This week’s discounted items are as follows:

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Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D AF-S IF-ED

 

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens

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Arri 300 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel Light

Discount codes are for rentals only, are not transferable, are not valid on “for sale” or items for purchase, and may not be combined. Discount codes are good for any rental duration. BLDOW coupon code is valid until Sunday, July 20th, 11:59 EST. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.

Seeking Inspiration — July 20, 2014

Cool Stuff

Welcome to Seeking Inspiration, an irregular column where we talk about the things that inspire us as artists. 

This video came through my RSS feed last week, and got me thinking of a lot of different things all at once.

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Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUE

BL News

Want to get your photography featured on our blog and Instagram accounts? Each Wednesday BorrowLenses is announcing a theme of the week and you will have until the following Tuesday to submit your entry. You may already have a photo that suits the theme or you can view it more as a weekly photo challenge. Continue reading to discover this week’s theme and how to enter! This is an exciting new opportunity that we hope will get more of our users and fans showing us what they shoot.

Images from Last Week:

Last week we had some great entries of people showing us their favorite “Golden Hour” shots. Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLGoldenHour. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Zach Rogers! Congratulations to Zach for winning a $50.00 rental credit to BorrowLenses. Here are a few of our other favorite images collected. Feel free to comment and let us know what image is your favorite in the bunch! Check out all of the #BLGoldenHour entries here. 

New Theme: BLUE!

This week we want you to show us anything BLUE! What is blue in your life? The color blue is known to be both powerful and calming. This week we are asking the BorrowLenses community to share their impressions of the color blue. Snap a photo, tag it, and reveal to us what the color blue means to you! The contest is open to your own creativity so show us your best!

How to Enter:

1. Select a photo that fits the weekly theme.

2. Upload the image to your Instagram profile.

3. ”Follow” the BorrowLenses Instagram page

4. Add the weekly tag to your image: #BLSomethingBlue

5. Entries must be posted within the past week and not just re-tagged.

6. Make sure your Instagram profile is Public.

You are done! Track all the entries here.

The weekly theme is open to your interpretation and creativity.  We can’t wait to see what you are photographing. Deadline is July 22nd at 11:59 PM (PST). To honor your efforts, we’ll award a $50.00 gift card good for rentals at BorrowLenses.com to our favorite image of the week.

Good luck and happy snapping!


Headline Image Courtesy of Joe Ercoli @ Anvilimage.com

Instagram Gear Giveaway Contest

BL News

#BLGoesVintage with our friend, The Phoblographer, for our first ever Instagram Giveaway! You have a chance to win a vintage medium format rangefinder camera. This leaf-shutter, fixed lens aging beauty shoots 6″×9″ exposures on 120 or 220 film. You can also take home a $250 BorrowLenses.com gift certificate so that you can still rent something from the modern age.

4 runner ups will win one of the following:

  • Oben Monopod
  • Custom SLR Camera Strap
  • Think Tank Turnstyle Sling Bag
  • BL T-Shirt, Sticker, and Tote Bag

HOW TO ENTER:

1. FOLLOW us on Instagram (@borrowlenses and @phoblographer)
2. REPOST the image below with #BLGoesVintage to your Instagram account.

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Contest ends on July 29th so enter today and tell all of your friends about it! Winners will be announced August 4th. (more…)

Win a New Camera from BorrowLenses: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Panasonic GH4 4K Mirrorless Camera, or Canon 6D

BL News

Tired of shooting with the same old camera? Take 1 minute to enter our camera giveaway!

You could win your choice of a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Panasonic GH4 4K Mirrorless Camera, or Canon 6D Digital SLR with more chances to win runner-up prizes, including great gifts from Cinevate, Zacuto, Think Tank Photo, SmugMug, Videopixie, and many others.

One entry is all it takes for a chance to win a brand new camera and change the way you capture the world around you. Enter now below!

Full sweepstakes official rules and list of bonus prizes can be found at the bottom of this post below the entry form.

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BorrowLenses Gear Rentals of the Week: 25% Off Discount

Gear of the Week

Save 25% off the following rentals now through Sunday, July 20th, 11:59 EST:

Place any of the following items in your cart for rental. Enter BLDOW in the promo code section at checkout and automatically receive 25% off those items!

Good for any future rental period so long as the order comes in before Sunday night.

This week’s discounted items are as follows:

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Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

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Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift

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Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Tilt-Shift

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Fuji XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens

Discount codes are for rentals only, are not transferable, are not valid on “for sale” or items for purchase, and may not be combined. Discount codes are good for any rental duration. BLDOW coupon code is valid until Sunday, July 20th, 11:59 EST. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.