BL Blog

SmugMug Films Showcase the World’s Most Exciting Photographers

Photographers

We are ecstatic about the new SmugMug Film series that showcases the world’s most epic and exciting photographers working today. The dedication and drive of these photographers is demonstrated in the short videos that give a behind-the-lens look at the people who capture beauty and wonder each day with their cameras.

_bes4326

Extreme sports videographer Devin Graham at work. Photo by Dustin Bess.

Each video is hand made by SmugMug’s very own staff using some of BL’s gear. They sometimes brave harsh conditions in order to capture the spirit of the photographer’s working style – other times they get to bask in the sun and absorb some of the fun that photographers help create. SmugMug created this series to inspire passion and encourage you to get out and push yourself to new photographic limits.

(more…)

Get the Perfect Light Writing Sparkler Shot

Tips & Tricks

Every wedding photographer is always seeking to get the perfect image that will capture the unique setting, timing, and location of the big day. Bobby and Tanya of Frozen Exposure Photography + Cinematography have written up a quick tutorial on how to create unique wedding portraits using sparklers. Check it out and make your own photos shine!

(more…)

Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Adventure

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.

(more…)

Behind the Shot: Mermaid Swimming with Tuna

Behind The Shot

Behind The Shot is a recurring feature where we dig deeper and find the backstories that accompany amazing photos. Do you have an awesome photo or know of one that we might want to feature? Send in tips to [email protected]! Find out the backstory of how marine photographer Kurt Arrigo captured this scene with the help of Japanese Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Saho Harada.

(more…)

BorrowLenses Gear Rentals of the Week: 25% Off Discount

Gear of the Week

Save 25% off the following rentals now through Sunday, August 3rd, 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:

BLDOW-square3

Redrock Micro eyeSpy Deluxe – DSLR 2.0 Rig

BLDOW-square2

Profoto B1 500W/s AirTTL Battery Powered Flash

BLDOW-square4

Nikon D4s Digital SLR Camera

BLDOW-square1

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

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, August 3rd, 11:59 EST. BorrowLenses.com rental orders only ship to U.S. addresses and renters must possess a U.S. credit card.

Behind the Shot: Madness

Behind The Shot

Behind The Shot is a recurring feature where we dig deeper and find the backstories that accompany amazing photos.

(more…)

Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Three

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 “Blue” shots. Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLSomethingBlue. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Natalie Martinez! Congratulations to Natalie 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 #BLSomethingBlue entries here.

New Theme: THREE

This week we want you to show us how you can represent the word “THREE” in a photo. Do you have three children, three drinks, or three cameras? The photo can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. Make sure to add a caption if the photo needs an explanation. Snap a photo, tag it, and reveal to us what represents three in your life.

How to Enter:

1. Select a photo that fits the weekly theme. Upload the image to your Instagram profile.
2.”Follow” the BorrowLenses Instagram page
3. Add the weekly tag to your image: #BLThree
4. Entries must be posted within the past week and not just re-tagged
5. 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 29th at 12PM (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!