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BorrowLenses Launches New Education Photography eBook Store

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Technique, knowledge, inspiration – gain it all at BorrowLenses Education!

Visit our Education section to see our newly-launched eBook store, filled with valuable content from professional photographers and educators.

  • Hone your skills and get introduced to new techniques.

  • Discover new and creative uses for gear.

  • Improve your business and sharpen your online acumen.

  • Earn special discount codes and promotions.

Get started at BorrowLenses Education and put what you learn into action!

Our eBooks are for photographers of all levels about a variety of topics including, but not limited to: photojournalism, landscape, lighting, and SEO strategies for photographers. Our eBooks are written by professional, working photographers covering all points of view. Have questions about how to download your first eBook? Please see our handy Education FAQ.

Rent Gear to be Shipped Today and Get a Free ProDot*

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*while supplies last.

Our friends over at Custom SLR gave us a gift and we want to share it with you! Put in an order to be shipped out today* and receive a free ProDot for you to keep (while supplies last). Order soon before we run out! Good for local orders, too.

*May 15th, 2013, before 2pm EST if shipping from our East Coast Headquarters (before 2pm PST if shipping from our West Coast Headquarters).

New Lower Shipping Rate for BorrowLenses.com Renters

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BorrowLenses.com was able to renegotiate shipping rates and we’re passing the savings on to our renters! Note that some bulky items may incur a surcharge. Extra money in your pocket means more resources for gear rentals and your great photo and video projects! (more…)

Win Prizes from BorrowLenses.com at Photo Video West Expo

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We’re going to be at Photo Video West this weekend! We’ll be giving away a free rental as well as other great goodies from our booth–please pay us a visit at booth #209!

Show Hours:

Saturday, April 27th 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, April 28th 10:00am – 4:00pm

We’ll have gear on-hand for visitors to try out, including a Nikon D4 and a Canon 1D X with a 500mm f/4G and a 500mm f/4 IS II.

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Top Ten Tips for Amazing Amusement Park Photography

Tips & Tricks

There are few places on Earth that allow you to use the full feature set of your camera skills and most people don’t think that place would be the grand old American amusement park! In prep for the summer season, Kris Rowberry of Great American Thrills shows you how to get spectacular shots while having fun at the same time in his Top Ten Tips for Amusement Park Photography.

Great Tutorials, Great Discounts with BorrowLenses & 500px

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With every order shipped out from BorrowLenses.com, you’ll receive a gift card good for some percentage off on a 500px Awesome Account - it’s random, ranging anywhere from 10% off to 6 months free!

In celebration, we have produced 3 photography tutorials to help inspire you on your next project. They may also give you some ideas for what to rent next!

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BorrowLenses.com rental orders ship to U.S. addresses only and accept U.S. credit cards.

Get Your Google Glass from BorrowLenses.com

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Get Your Google Glass from BorrowLenses.com

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Did you miss out on the early sign-up for Google Glass? You’re in luck because BorrowLenses.com has you covered! Google is keeping these special specs super exclusive but we’re not.! Google Glass takes pictures and video through voice commands and comes equipped with GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth on an Android OS that is pairable with iPhones. We tried out Google Glass back in 2012 during the G+ Photographer’s Conference in San Francisco and now you can rent a pair.

Read more about Google Glass and reserve yours now.

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April 2nd Update: Thanks for enjoying our 2013 April Fools’ Day post. Stay tuned for real Google Glass updates.

BL’s WPPI Speaker Schedule

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We have a great lineup of speakers who will be giving free talks from our booth, #135, all three days of the event. We’ll also be giving away gift certificates and other great prizes at these talks so be sure to stop by!

Monday, March 11:

1pm - Alexis Cuarezma - Unleash Your Vivid Artistry, Portraits with Impact
2pm - Jeff Cable - Shooting the Olympics: Big challenge – Big Gear Bag (along with special guest Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Steffens)

Tuesday, March 12:
11am - Peter Hurley - Quicktips: Top 5 tips for direction in Portrait Photography
1pm - Syl Arena - Creating Great Light from Small Flash
2pm - Matthew Givot - Time Lapse and Your Wedding Business

Wednesday, March 13:

11am - Brooke Shaden - Self-Portraiture and Storytelling (with Live Shooting Demo)
1pm - Jeff Lewis - Get The Shot

Find us in booth #135, next to Think Tank Photo and NAPP!

Find us in booth #135, next to Think Tank Photo and NAPP!

BorrowLenses to Attend NAB with Latest Video Gear

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Want to attend NAB and see the latest innovations coming out of the audio and video industry and meet great vendors like us? Register for free with expo pass code LV5334 and visit us in booth #C9550.

From April 8th-11th, BorrowLenses.com will be giving away goodies and showing off some of the latest video gear at the National Association of Broadcasters Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As always, we’ll have our giant bowls of candy and plenty of BL folks around to answer questions. We’ll also be having special giveaways for visitors of our booth!

See new video gear rentals at our booth!

We have a great lineup of cameras for folks to look at in our booth, #C9550, all four days of the event, including a Red Epic, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and Sony’s new F5. We’ll also be giving away gift certificates and other great prizes at these talks so be sure to stop by!

Expo Open Hours

Monday-Wednesday, April 8th-10th: 9am-6pm
Thursday, April 11th: 9am-2pm

BL Wallpaper of the Month: March
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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! (more…)

Day of the Deal: 25% Discount on All Cameras, Lenses, Camcorders, and More!

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Today only save 25% off ANY BorrowLenses.com rental. 

Any piece of gear, any size order, for any length of time!

How to Get 25% Off Today:

  • Make your order between now and 11:59PM PST, February 19th, 2013.
  • Upon checkout use coupon code: DAYOFDEAL25
  • Rest easy knowing you saved some money on your rental!
Good for local pick-up orders, too!

The Fine Print:

  • Discount code is applicable only to orders placed on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 by 11:59PM PST.
  • Orders must be scheduled to be shipped by end of day Friday, February 22nd, 2013.
  • This coupon code is good for rentals only and does not apply to For Sale items.
  • This coupon is not stackable with any other coupon unless you are a BL member.

251 of Your Best Shots From 2012

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BorrowLenses.com called for your personal best photo or video from 2012 to share here on our blog. Participants span a spectrum of skill levels from hobbyists to professionals and cover a wide variety of genres, including landscape, macro, nature, photojournalism, portraiture, event, wildlife, fine art photography and more! We highly recommend visiting each entry below – discover what other people are doing and make new connections!

Best Shots from BL Employees

  1. Jim M. Goldstein Photography
  2. Alex Huff Photography
  3. Kenneth So Photography
  4. Kris Rowberry
  5. Miko Saldana
  6. Austin Hill
  7. Kyle Mix
  8. Jeffrey Cole
  9. Bryan Markwardt

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BorrowLenses Social Media Code of Conduct

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We have large and vocal communities on a variety of social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love them all! Open and honest discussion, as well as jokes, are fully welcomed. However, sometimes when discussions get heated they also get personal. We want to keep our pages “PG” rated so as to reduce any chances of someone feeling alienated by the comments on our content. This means that every once in awhile we have to parent the responses to our posts. The following types of comments might get deleted/hidden/banned:

  • Personal attacks/slurs.
  • Excessive cursing.
  • Violent or sexually explicit content.
  • Needlessly negative comments.
  • Links to content that doesn’t have anything to do with the discussion.
  • BL order complains or questions that aren’t pertinent to the thread. Please direct comments/questions to [email protected].
  • Posting your order information. We will hide this content for your own protection.
  • Posting the same content or comments over and over again.
  • Negatively calling out a BL employee by name. If you have a concern or complaint, please email [email protected].

We do our best to keep these kinds of comments off our social sites but sometimes we miss them. You are always welcome to contact us directly if you see something suspicious.

 

Win a Handmade Camera Bag from BorrowLenses.com

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NewBag-9126We’re giving away one (1) brand new camera bag from Inside Line Equipment, which is handmade in the U.S.A. This bag features a 12″x 12″x 8″ padded, weatherproof camera compartment with a 12″x 8″x 10″ weatherproof rolltop main compartment. The padded, zippered sleeve down the back fits up to a 17″ MacBook Pro. The entire thing measures 12″x 20″x 8″ (30 Liters) and is reinforced with ABS plastic panels to keep your gear safe. Color is as-pictured (pale blue).

We have these for rent here. But this one can be yours! (more…)