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BorrowLenses Holiday Hours

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We hope everyone has a fantastic photo-filled holiday! Here are’s holiday hours:

Monday, December 24th, Christmas Eve – OPEN, 9-6 PM (PST)

Tuesday, December 25th, Christmas Day – CLOSED

Monday, December 31st, New Years Eve – OPEN, 9-6 (PST)

Tuesday, January 1st, New Years Day – CLOSED

Pick-up locations have various store hours. Please contact your preferred pick-up spot to find out if they will be accepting rental deliveries on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. See our list of pick-up locations HERE.

Our holiday special continues through the holidays. For more details on how to earn a free extra week on your next rental, click HERE.

Spending the winter break reviewing your photographic work from the past year? Share your best photo/video of 2012 with us! Details HERE.

Need tips on putting together a last-minute party photo booth? Check out our Easy Holiday Photo Booth post!

May your celebrations be merry and your new year bright.

The Softbox Cheat Sheet

Gear Talk
Profoto Softboxes

Profoto Softboxes

A while back, we put together an article on how to use softboxes with your light of choice. At that time, I mentioned that we’d be putting together a cheat sheet that would allow you to figure out which softbox could go with which light, and what you’d need to make it work. Well, that cheat sheet is here.


Win a Handmade Camera Bag from

Cool Stuff

NewBag-9126We’re giving away one (1) brand new camera bag from Inside Line Equipment, which is handmade in the U.S.A. This bag features a 12″x 12″x 8″ padded, weatherproof camera compartment with a 12″x 8″x 10″ weatherproof rolltop main compartment. The padded, zippered sleeve down the back fits up to a 17″ MacBook Pro. The entire thing measures 12″x 20″x 8″ (30 Liters) and is reinforced with ABS plastic panels to keep your gear safe. Color is as-pictured (pale blue).

We have these for rent here. But this one can be yours! (more…)

Your Best Photo/Video from 2012

BL News Cool Stuff invites you to show off your best photo or video from 2012! Go through your body of work from this year and select your absolute best to share with our audience. Read this post for more details on how to participate.

2012 Mayan Apocalypse Photo Tips

BL News Cool Stuff Tips & Tricks understands that the Mayan Apocalypse is fast approaching. We’d like to make a special announcement to our customers to ensure they are prepared for the inevitable.

Cool Stuff – Week of December 16, 2012

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.

That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.

Easy Holiday Photo Booth

Gear Talk Tips & Tricks

Holiday events have a way of filling a room. Being tasked with running a party photo booth for friends and family can be daunting, especially if your budget isn’t big and your space isn’t, either. We put together a simple, fun photo booth using portable items that you can rent from