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Recap of the Best Instagram Photos of the Season

Photographers

Thank you to everyone who participated in the BorrowLenses weekly photo challenges this summer! We had some amazing entries and were able to award one talented photographer each week a $50.00 rental credit to BorrowLenses. As summer comes to a close we want to recap on some of the best photos submitted throughout the challenge. Feel free to comment and let us know which image and theme was your favorite! Have any suggestions for photo challenge themes for the fall? Send us an email!

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Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebrating Workers of All Trades

BL News

See our season recap of all of the best Instagram photos from the BorrowLenses Instagram page where winners received $50 gift certificates. 

Images from Last Week:

Thank you to everyone who submitted a wedding image to the Instagram page last week for the challenge! It was great to see the assortment of wedding images that BorrowLenses fans have captured throughout the summer wedding season. Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLWeddings. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Alyssa ShrockCongratulations to Alyssa for submitting the winning wedding photo and winning a $50 rental credit to BorrowLenses. Check out more of her beautiful wedding and portrait photography on her website Alyssa Shrock Photography!

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 #BLWedding entries here. (more…)

Behind the Shot: Supercell

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? Find out the backstory of how Marko Korošec captured this beautiful, dramatic image of a Colorado supercell thunderstorm. His image went on to win first place in the National Geographic’s 2014 Traveler Photo Contest

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Photographer/Filmer/Editor: Marko Korošec (more…)

Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Weddings

BL News

See our season recap of all of the best Instagram photos from the BorrowLenses Instagram page where winners received $50 gift certificates.

Images from Last Week:

Last week we had a great assortment of silhouettes images uploaded to Instagram for the challenge! Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLSilhouettes. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Jeff Harmon! He submitted this photo of a lonely aspen in front of the sun setting at Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah. Congratulations to Jeff for submitting the winning image and 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 #BLSilhouettes entries here. (more…)

Behind the Shot: Supermoon at Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial

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 us an email! Find out the backstory of how Leandro Discaciate captured the Supermoon in Brasília, the capital city of Brazil.

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Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouettes

BL News

See our season recap of all of the best Instagram photos from the BorrowLenses Instagram page where winners received $50 gift certificates.

Images from Last Week:

Last week we had some great gear selfies uploaded to Instagram for the challenge! Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLGearSelfie. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Douglas Croft! Congratulations to Douglas for submitting the winning gear selfie on top Aiguille du Midi with his Nikon D7000 and Nikon 18-300mm and winning a $50.00 rental credit to BorrowLenses. (more…)

Shark Week: Fun Images to Sink Your Teeth Into

Photographers

In celebration of Shark Week  we have put together some not-so-traditional shark images from amateur and professional photographers alike. Dive in and share your own best shark shot! (more…)

Behind the Shot: Horned Puffin Taking Off

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 us an email! Find out the backstory of how Alaskan photographer Marion Owen captured this image of this speedy little puffin!

Photographer/Filmer/Editor: Marion Owen (more…)

Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Gear Selfie

BL News

See our season recap of all of the best Instagram photos from the BorrowLenses Instagram page where winners received $50 gift certificates.

Images from Last Week:

Last week it felt like BorrowLenses got to travel around the world as we reviewed all of the “Summer Adventure” images. Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLAdventure. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Jonathan Gipaya. Congratulations to  Jonathan for submitting the winning image of a bride and groom that wanted to adventure to Snoqualmie Falls after their wedding ceremony. Enjoy the $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 #BLAdventure entries here. (more…)

Behind the Shot: The Day I Discovered My Calling

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 us an email!

Photographer/Filmer/Editor: Greg Rothstein (more…)

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. (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!

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Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Adventure

BL News

See our season recap of all of the best Instagram photos from the BorrowLenses Instagram page where winners received $50 gift certificates.

Images from Last Week:

Last week we had some creative entries of people showing us “Three” of something photos. Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLThree. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Erica Mengouchian! Congratulations to Erica for submitting the winning image and 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 #BLThree entries here. (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 us an email! Find out the backstory of how marine photographer Kurt Arrigo captured this scene with the help of Japanese Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Saho Harada.

Photographer/Filmer/Editor: Kurt Arrigo (more…)

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. Do you have an awesome photo or know of one that we might want to feature? Send us an email!

Photographer/Filmer/Editor: Matthew Malkiewicz (more…)