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Photographing the Lunar Eclipse

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Rent your super telephoto lenses now so that they arrive in time for you to shoot the lunar eclipse, which is happening next week, April 14th and 15th, 2014. This is the first visible total lunar eclipse since December 10th, 2011. The first hints of action begin at approximately 12:30AM EDT with the real action not starting until about 3AM EDT (better details below) – prepare coffee. (more…)

Visual Vitamin D: Inspiration for Spring Shooting from 10 Photographers

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Longer days, weddings, and vacations – there is a lot to look forward to in spring (unless you’re a night-photographing curmudgeon workaholic – you know who you are). Here are some inspirational images from our friends that exude “spring” to them in their own way. Hopefully they will inspire you to stay out late (or stay inside the studio – the sun is overrated anyway) and shoot, shoot, shoot! (more…)

Winners of BorrowLenses.com’s 2014 Camera Giveaway

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The Big Day: Prize Time

We’ve been torturing you for 2 months with teaser posts goading you to “like” and “share” our big camera giveaway of 2014 and 50 of you have been rewarded with one of the many runner up prizes we’ve generously received from our partners. Additionally, 5 of you have won BorrowLenses.com gift certificates and 1 enviable soul has won their choice of a brand new Sony a7R (body only), a Nikon Df (body only), or a Canon 6D (with a Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens). (more…)

Capturing the Surf: an Interview with Photographer Seth Migdail

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Seth Migdail is a surf photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A regular at Mavericks, his work has been featured in a number of outlets, including Surfline.com and theinertia.com. I sat down with Seth to talk about his work, his process, and what it takes to break into the insular surfing community.

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Need an Extra Hand? Trials Begin at BorrowLenses for Photography Assistant Rental

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Logistically messy and perhaps ethically unorthodox, we labored over the decision to start offering actual, human photography assistants for rent. The demand was too high to ignore and so we’re launching a trial run. Finally, picking up an extra hand is now as easy as getting a spare body. (more…)

What It’s Like to Win a Canon 5D Mark III

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On the eve of our big camera giveaway winner announcement we reached out to last year’s winner to see how her year has faired since winning a brand new Canon 5D Mark III from BorrowLenses.com. Rachel Coward is a photographer and editor at TulsaKids Magazine, an award-winning parenting publication in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Previously she was a staff photographer and editor at the Columbia Missourian and a photographer for the University of Missouri’s alumni magazine.

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Top of the Rock. ©Rachel Coward

BL: Last year, you had your choice of a Nikon D800 or the Canon 5D Mark III. The prior year’s winner chose the Nikon. What made you choose the Canon? (more…)

Photographing Your Dinner: Restaurant Dos and Don’ts

Tips & Tricks

People like to photograph their food. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. We’ve all probably done it, especially on our phones. There are quite a few of us who even take it to the next level and want to stage mini production shoots before diving in, like a kind of foodie digital almsgiving. It’s so ubiquitous now that is has kind of become a problem for restaurants. Kymberly Cortigiano gives us a few tips on how to do it without invoking the glares of dining patrons everywhere. (more…)