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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.

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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!

Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUE

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 “Golden Hour” shots. Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLGoldenHour. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Zach Rogers! Congratulations to Zach 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 #BLGoldenHour entries here. 

New Theme: BLUE!

This week we want you to show us anything BLUE! What is blue in your life? The color blue is known to be both powerful and calming. This week we are asking the BorrowLenses community to share their impressions of the color blue. Snap a photo, tag it, and reveal to us what the color blue means to you! The contest is open to your own creativity so show us your best!

How to Enter:

1. Select a photo that fits the weekly theme.

2. Upload the image to your Instagram profile.

3. ”Follow” the BorrowLenses Instagram page

4. Add the weekly tag to your image: #BLSomethingBlue

5. Entries must be posted within the past week and not just re-tagged.

6. Make sure your Instagram profile is Public.

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 22nd at 11:59 PM (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!


Headline Image Courtesy of Joe Ercoli @ Anvilimage.com

Part 2: Basic Steps and Lessons of Using Tilt/Shift Function

Gear Talk

This is part 2 of a series on tilt-shift lenses. Be sure to also check out part 1: Will Learning Tilt-Shift Lenses Improve Your PhotographyJohn Cooper specializes in corporate, industrial, and commercial photography for various business communities in Texas and teaches basic skills to other burgeoning photographers. If you are just starting out, or looking for a refresher, check out his advice below. You can also read more tips for architectural photography from John on our blog


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Part 1: Will Learning Tilt-Shift Lenses Improve Your Photography?

Gear Talk

John Cooper specializes in corporate, industrial, and commercial photography for various business communities in Texas and teaches basic skills to other burgeoning photographers. If you are just starting out, or looking for a refresher, check out his advice below. You can also read more tips for architectural photography from John on our blog. Here is his advice on whether tilt-shift lenses are worth it for photographers.


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Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge

BL News

Want to get your photography featured on our blog and Instagram accounts? Each Wednesday BorrowLenses is going to announce 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.

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Freelance Filmmaker Uses BL Gear for Documentary Project

Gear Talk

Jason Aron is an avid freelance filmmaker and customer of BorrowLenses. In 2013 he raised over $50,000 for the production of a documentary film project entitled Back in Time. The film that is scheduled for release in the fall of 2015 examines the Back to the Future franchise and its cultural relevance. Aron made a 3-week journey from Santa Monica, California to Maui, Hawaii capturing the scenes for his movie with gear he rented from BL. Check out what Jason had to say about the BL gear he used while filming Back in Time.

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