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Cool Stuff – September 27, 2013

Cool Stuff

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a recurring feature where we post our favorite links, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

Cool Stuff articles are culled from BLFlip, the official Flipboard Magazine of BorrowLenses.com. If you’ve got an iOS or Android device, you can download the Flipboard app for free now. (more…)

Quick Look at the Sony HVL-F60M Flash with LED Video Lights

Gear Talk

Sony has started releasing cameras and flashes with hot shoes that abandon the previous proprietary Minolta-style hot shoe which means the Sony HVL-F60 pairs well with the NEX line, the RX line, and the A99. This is also our first flash gun that is suitable for both photographers and videographers thanks to the inclusion of a mini LED panel on the flash head. (more…)

5 Lies Your Camera Likes to Tell

Tips & Tricks

Think your camera is your best friend? Think again. Heed these 5 warnings from our friends over at SmugMug and better equip yourself with the knowledge needed to walk away with better images!

5 Lies Your Camera Likes to Tell
By SmugMug.com, reprinted here with permission. (more…)

BorrowLenses Education: Featured Photographer Jim Goldstein

Photographers

To celebrate our newly-launched eBook store, we have released a series of interviews here on our blog with our eBook authors. Many of these authors are longtime photographers themselves with years of experience under their belts and many tips to share with both burgeoning photographers or seasoned photographers looking for some added inspiration. Visit the blog every week for a new interview!


Jim Goldstein is a professional photographer, based out of San Francisco, California, who specializes in outdoor and nature photography. Jim infuses elements of the natural world into his commercial and editorial work to express his passion about nature and the environment. A member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Jim produces the highest quality photography for both commercial clients and fine art photography collectors. (more…)

Enter the BorrowLenses Weekly Giveaway

BL News

Win a $250 gift certificate every week in addition to daily discount coupons.

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• Enter daily for a chance to win.

• Check your email to see if you’ve received an email with a randomly selected discount coupon up to 25% off.

• Check the BorrowLenses Facebook page every Monday to see who won our $250 gift certificate drawing.

Enter today - you could be our next winner!

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Free PDN PhotoPlus Expo Trade Show Tickets

BL News

PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo in New York City is the year’s biggest photography industry trade show with previews of unreleased gear, inspiring talks from professional photographers, and free goodies from vendors like us! Attend for free by going through the (admittedly gauntlet-esque) registration process PPE has set up. The registration form is long (if you experience any confusion, see below – we walk you through it) but it is worth it to get the free Expo Pass, which includes admittance to the lounge with Wi-Fi. (more…)

Behind the Scenes of a Saloon Shoot with Photographer Peter Phun

BL News

Peter Phun is a freelance photographer in Riverside California. An alumni of Kent State University in photojournalism, he was among the first at his local paper to make the transition from film to digital with zero training. Phun is currently an adjunct instructor of photography at Riverside Community College. Go behind the scenes with Phun and a couple of 1940s-inspired models to discover how you can make the most of  lighting a shoot in a dark and relatively cramped environment. (more…)