Adobe Lightroom Tips for Beginners: Merging a Travel Catalog with your Main CatalogTips & Tricks
Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, educator, and an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert with extensive experience in both the traditional and digital darkroom. His Lightroom Viewfinder series provides photographers with the tools they need to effectively use Lightroom for organization, editing, and printing.
Merging a Travel Catalog with your Main Catalog
by Seán Duggan
Lightroom is an essential tool for the traveling photographer, allowing you to not only work on your images as your trip unfolds, but also to just enjoy them more while you’re still on the trip. Reviewing images at the end of each day, editing them, working on sequences and image pairings, is also a great way to notice visual themes and trends in your own image making during the trip. You may not always be conscious of these as you are taking the photos, but taking note of these potential creative paths during the image review process can suggest new directions, as well as help you clarify existing ideas for the types of images you want to make. (more…)
Capture Motion in Car Photography with these Shot List TipsTips & Tricks
Interested in car photography? Jim Frenak, lead photographer at FPI Studios, recently shot the new 2014 Chevy Impala for Chevy’s West Coast PR blog. Read about how FPI Studios got the shot by pre-planning with a shot list and employing a couple of popular techniques for capturing a sense of motion.
The Best Nikon for Night PhotographyGear Talk
Want to know what the best Nikon camera is for night photography? David Kingham is a landscape photographer who focuses on the night sky. Kingham puts all of the major Nikon bodies to the test in this guest blog post.
BorrowLenses.com WPPI Recap: Pro Photographer Speakers, Prizes, and MoreBL News
BorrowLenses had a great time at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference last week in Las Vegas! We spoke with hundreds of people and gave away nearly a thousand dollars’ worth of prizes over the three-day event. Check out our pictures!
Lighting and Photographing White Seamless Background HeadshotsBL News
Businesses, theaters, schools, and cooperatives all typically need professional headshots taken for their websites and a perfectly white backdrop with soft, even lighting is often requested. Read about how BL created their staff portraits!
BorrowLenses.com and Special Guests to Attend WPPI in Las VegasBL News
BL is going to WPPI and we’re bringing some friends to speak from our booth about lighting, technique and more!
Kodak’s First Canon-based DSLR: A 1.3 Megapixel Slice of Photographic HistoryGear Talk
Learn more about the EOS-DCS 3, Kodak’s very first Canon-based digital SLR–a 1.3 megapixel, no-LCD, nearly 4-pound behemoth that cost around $16,000!
BL Wallpaper of the Month: February
Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Every month we offer a free desktop wallpaper featuring a new BorrowLenses.com item!
Please see the links below for your free wallpaper.
Visit back every month to see the new item we’re featuring!
Blackmagic Cinema Camera Wallpaper
To download the wallpaper, click on the link containing your desired image size. Then, right click (or Control-click on a Mac) on an image and select the option to save that image.
Metabones Canon EF to Sony NEX Speed Booster Adds Full Frame Versatility in the Crop Sensor Video WorldBL News
Learn more about how this adapter can widen your lenses and give you an extra f-stop for a full frame effect on cropped sensors.
Reviewing the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 and Nikon 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lenses for Night Sky Landscape PhotographyBL News
David Kingham is a lanscape photographer who focuses on the night sky. He field-tested some of our fisheye lenses to see which one is most suitable for this kind of work.
Our Take and Test Footage on the Canon 1D C DSLR with 4K VideoGear Talk
Canon has added yet another camera to their cinema line, the 1D C. This addition gives professional and novice filmmakers alike a formidable number of shooting choices, not to mention access to a wide variety of cine-lenses. Get our take on it!
Quick Tip on Blending Two Photos in Time BracketingTips & Tricks
Take a picture of the same scene at two different times of day and blend in post for a unique look that still stays true to the environment you are capturing. Learn more in this quick how-to!
The Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Puts the Microscopic Within ReachGear Talk Tips & Tricks
The Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens is more than a lens–it is like a portable microscope with the ability to fill an entire 35mm frame with the texture of something as small as a grain of rice. Learn more about one of BorrowLenses.com’s most unique lenses!
Quick Tip: Optimize Canon 5D Mark III Write Speeds – Avoid Using SD CardsGear Talk Tips & Tricks
Photographer Jeff Cable discovered something interesting about the 5D Mark III when he was doing some high-speed shooting–it’s slow, but only under certain circumstances. Click here to read more about when and when you should not use the SD slot in the 5D Mark III.