BorrowLenses Lens and Filter Size GuideTips & Tricks
Filters are optional accessories that can either be screwed onto, dropped in front of, or dropped into lenses. They are usually made of glass with a metal or plastic frame. We put UV filters on almost all of our lenses going out on rental because even cheap filters help protect the front element during transport. Not keeping them on, or at least putting them back on when shipping back, can cost you! (more…)
Winners of the BorrowLenses.com Camera GiveawayBL News
We’ve been torturing you with posts goading you to “like” and “share” our big camera giveaway of 2014 and 15 of you have been rewarded with one of the many runner up prizes we’ve received from our partners and 1 enviable soul has won their choice of a brand new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a Panasonic GH4 4K Mirrorless Camera, or a Canon 6D Digital SLR.
10 Essential Tips To Get Great Blue Angels PhotosTips & Tricks
This weekend is Fleet Week here in San Francisco and given numerous emails I’ve received about photographing the event I thought I would consolidate my tips to photographing the Blue Angels. Following these 10 Blue Angels photography tips as originally found on my blog should put you on the fast track to walking away with some great photos. (more…)
22 Fall Photographs That Will Inspire You to Get Out and ShootPhotographers
Fall is the photographer’s dream season and we asked photographers both experienced and new to share fall photos that we hope will inspire you. From traditional landscapes, to football, and autumn weddings, here is what fall means to these shooters. Learn what they used to capture the scene and gather ideas for your own adventures. We’d love to see your fall photography in the comments below. (more…)
Behind the Shot: Alone In The DarkBehind The Shot
Behind the Shot is a recurring feature where we dig deeper and find the backstories that accompany amazing photos. Find out the backstory of how David Crewe captured this one-in-a-million moment while out on his first time-lapse.
Photographer/Filmer/Editor: David Crewe (more…)
Lightroom Keywording TipsTips & Tricks
Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, educator, and an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert with extensive experience in both the traditional and digital darkroom. His Lightroom Viewfinder series provides photographers with the tools they need to effectively use Lightroom for organization, editing, and printing. (more…)
Senior Portrait Rules and Resources New Photographers Must KnowTips & Tricks
Senior portraits have been an American tradition for over a hundred years and were traditionally shot by a school-invited studio where everyone was posed the same way. Today almost anything goes for a senior portrait and that can be lucrative for freelance photographers.
If you’re new to senior portrait photography, here are some things to know: (more…)
Alternative Ways To Photograph Iconic LandmarksTips & Tricks
The sheer volume of iconic imagery is boundless. Although enticing to point your camera and begin clicking away at the first landmark you see, below are some quick tips that will help set you apart from the crowd.
Use Foreground to Your Advantage
Landscape vistas are awe inspiring and finding a vantage point that grants you an uninterrupted panoramic can yield spectacular photographic opportunities. However much a majestic view, creating a unique image that differs from others who have shared your view can be right in front of you. Try adding something simple to the foreground of the scene to enhance interest and intrigue to the overall picture. Push yourself to build layers of information that will depict a story of space and time. (more…)
Behind the Shot: Milky WayBehind 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 Michael Bonocore captured this clear and peaceful image on the outskirts of Mount Shasta.
Photographer/Filmer/Editor: Michael Bonocore (more…)
Create Better Photo Books with 7 Vacation Shooting TipsTips & Tricks
How many times have you been overwhelmed by the number of pictures you took while traveling? Most of the time we take pictures without planning ahead for how we’re going to use them. Countless memorable vacations are taken and photography keepsake books are never made. Here are some things to keep in mind while shooting on the road. These tricks will help you narrow down your best images so that you can create a compelling and cherished photo book. (more…)
Recap of the Best Instagram Photos of the SeasonPhotographers
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!
Shooting at Night with the Panasonic GH4Gear Talk
The Panasonic GH4 is an amazing little camera. I’ve been putting it through its paces from the moment I got my hands on one, and just like any gearhead, have been reading practically every review and comment about it on the internet.
What can I say? It’s an addiction. I confess.
One thing that stood out to me in all the signal and noise out there was that this camera isn’t a great performer at high ISO. My initial quick tests bore that out; at ISO 800, the footage is pretty noisy and by 1600, it’s unusable for a lot of work.
But what I wanted to know was something a bit more subtle. I wanted to know if I could shoot at night, in a place like San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, and still walk away with usable footage?
Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebrating Workers of All TradesBL News
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 Shrock! Congratulations 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!
Behind the Shot: SupercellBehind 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!
Photographer/Filmer/Editor: Marko Korošec (more…)