Drumroll for the Winners at Photoshop World

Drumroll for the Winners at Photoshop World

Big thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Photoshop World in Las Vegas! Expo attendees got special access to some of the latest camera gear on display in booth #131. They also received a special coupon code worth 10%, 20%, or even 50% off a future rental (randomly selected) plus were entered to win the new GoPro HERO4 Session. Also, folks who jumped into our photo booth and put their images up on Instagram with #blbooth were entered to win a sweet Custom SLR strap and BL mug! Missed out? We’re doing it all again this October 22nd-24th in New York City at Photoplus Expo! Visit us in booth #1105. The winners of our Photoshop World prizes are as follows: Winner of the Instagram #blbooth strap/mug giveaway: @snowfoto Winner of the GoPro HERO Session: Thomas Candido Congrats and see you all at Photoplus Expo in New York...
Kino Flo Celeb 200 DMX LED Lighting Kit

Kino Flo Celeb 200 DMX LED Lighting Kit

One of the newest lighting kits we have here at BorrowLenses is the Celeb 200 DMX LED from Kino Flo.  The Celeb features 100 watts of lustrous, soft white light, which can be programmed to display a range between 2700K to 5500K, without changing the light output. Perfect for videography and filming with a warm or cool lighting tone without having to make color temperature edits in post-processing. It also features a DMX lighting connection to be used with control boxes for video and stage productions. One of our resident portrait photographer, Alex 2.0, took it for a shoot recently and let us know her impressions. The Celeb is very easy to use right out of the box and produces very nice, natural looking light with very little preparation. In this simple profile portrait, the light is placed about 2 feet from the subject, tilted at about a 45 degree angle, set to a temperature of 5500K and dimmed to about 39%. The 90 degree grid that comes with the kit in combination with the right exposure in-camera, allowed for nice, focused light on the subject and a dark background despite the portrait being shot in a bright white bedroom. If you are unsure of your preferred color temperature, there are handy presets available at the push of a button. What is nice about continuous lighting such as this is that, typically, what you see is what you get. It is also, of course, indispensable for video production lighting and handy for photographing animals since there is no popping flash, which can be startling. However, the kit is only...

Adobe CS6 and Lightroom 4 bogging down your computer?

If you’re a photographer, chances are that you spend a lot of computer time ploughing through the Adobe Creative Suite and Lightroom. Chances also are that you’ve also spent a fair amount of time tearing at your hair as you wait for that filter, or that export, or some other function to wrap up. What you may not know is that it might not be Photoshop or Lightroom that’s slowing your computer up. Here are a few tricks to help speed things up for you. 1. Close those browser windows and tabs. Do you really need to be checking your Facebook and Twitter feeds while editing photos and videos? Didn’t think so! We have all fallen victim to the Social Media gods, but a little resistance from a “hashtag” here and a “like” there will help you focus on whats important: color splashing and adding a vignette to all your photos! You probably never noticed, but multi-tabbed browser windows eat up a lot of system memory. The photo above is a screenshot of my computers activity. More than 1GB allocated to internet browsing! If your computer is running 8GB of ram or less, then you should close those tabs and allocate as much memory to your editing software as much as possible. 2. Add more Ram. This is probably the cheapest and single most efficient way to speed up your computer. You’ll not only see a significant decrease in render time, but you’ll see the overall performance of your computer get a boost. If you own an i7 MacBook Pro or a PC equivalent, you should be able add up...

Canon 5DMarkIII Review by OliviaTech.com

We spent a day with OliviaTech testing out the capabilities of the new Canon 5DMarkIII. We took it into a full production setting to shoot a music video and then into her studio to compare the ISO sensitivity, rolling shutter, and aliasing vs its predecessor, the Canon 5DMarkII. Check out the video review below and her full write up here. Longer video clips available for you to download at Canon 5D Mark II vs Canon 5D Mark III Video...