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New BorrowLenses Pick Up Location In Southern California

BL News

You can now pick up and drop off rentals in San Diego at Nelson Photo!

Pick Up/Drop Off Advantages

  • Save on shipping: Rent multiple items for 1 flat fee, regardless of weight.
  • Quick turnaround: Orders ship from our California hub.
  • Security without the signatures: No waiting around for delivery trucks. (more…)

Multiple Flash Firing with Nikon’s Advanced Wireless Lighting System Using Pop-up Flash

Tips & Tricks

Topics Covered:

  • Setting Commander Mode for your Nikon camera and firing off-camera Speedlights using a pop-up flash.
  • Assigning multiple flashes to groups A and B to control from your Nikon camera’s Commander Mode.
  • Adjusting your flash channel, illumination pattern, and zoom position. (more…)

Cool Stuff — Week of May 27, 2013

Cool Stuff

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a weekly feature where we post our favorite links from the past week, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

  • We rent a lot of fancy video gear, but if you find yourself up at over 13,000 feet needing, for example, a boom or dolly or jib, you might be well-served watching this video from our friend Chase Jarvis on how to improvise when necessary. (more…)

One Strobe, One Trigger, One Camera, and a lot of Luck: Behind the Scenes with Von Wong Photography

Tips & Tricks

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong set out to the Salton Sea with some dart rope and a crew of chance encounters who were excited to make the trek to help out with this dramatic shoot. Check out the spectacular results below!

Luck, Fire, and a Failed Ecosystem
by Von Wong Photography, reprinted with permission.

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The Hasselblad Is Here: First Impressions and Sample Shots

Gear Talk

The Hasselblad H5D40 medium-format digital camera is here, so of course we had to give it a go. We pressed a number of our staffers into service as models, and went through an impromptu portrait session.

Sample images as well as first impressions after the jump.

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Learning To Leave The Matrix – A Tip On DSLR Light Metering

Tips & Tricks

With our dependence on LCD screens to give us immediate exposure feedback, knowing how to meter light is at risk of quickly become a fading skill. In this guest blog post you will learn how your DSLR meters light and what that means for your photography. This is a great intro for beginners as well as an easy reminder for the more seasoned shooter. (more…)

San Francisco Area Call for Photographers for Stanford Event

BL News

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers are hosting a 2-day conference in June at Stanford University titled “Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age”. They are in need of a few volunteer still photographers to document the event and provide the following:

  • Photos of speakers
  • Panel sessions
  • Shots of the general audience

Volunteers will receive the following:

Work 1 day, get free access the second day of the event.
Work ½ day, get free access the other ½ day of the event.

This 2-day conference takes place on the 18th and 19th of June and will be held at the beautiful Stanford University campus. It explores the tech, creative, and biz requirements for delivering a compelling, high quality, monetizable entertainment experience over the web.

Volunteers should contact the volunteer coordination chair, Kellie McKeown, at: [email protected]