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Zack Arias on DigitalRev

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Just a quick “You gotta see this” post for you today. The folks at had Zack Arias on their show last week. Zack, who is visiting Hong Kong for a workshop with Joe McNally, appeared on the show that he calls the Top Gear of photography.

DigitalRev does a segment called “Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera,” which last featured Chase Jarvis. Now, Zack makes an appearance, shooting with a Kodak C142. The result? Sheer awesomeness.

On the Profoto Blog

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Our recent Tip of the Week was picked up by the wonderful folks at Profoto and mentioned on their blog. If you haven’t been by there, you’re missing out – they post a ton of great stuff that’s worth looking at even if you never use a single piece of Profoto gear. We warn you though – watching some of their videos will induce a pretty severe case of Profoto lust.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

Visit Profoto’s blog at, and check out their mention of our piece here.

Meet – Austin Fausto

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At we have some incredible people behind the scenes that help make us the best online camera and lens rental service. This post is the fifth of a series to introduce you to members of the team who tap into their passion for photography, videography and the arts daily in an effort to provide you the best service possible. Today we’d like to introduce you to Austin, one of our Equipment Specialists.

Austin tests, cleans, and prepares our gear for customer orders. He helps to make sure that you get your order in prime condition for your next shoot.

Winners of’s 5th Year Anniversary Giveaway

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Drum roll, please!

The winners of our bonus prizes are as follows:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4:
Ed Chuck, California

Timescapes, The Movie:
Note: Special thanks Dreamcore Pictures for doubling the number of DVDs to giveaway
Jason Hopper, California
Linda Barrett, California
Gary Eldridge, Kentucky
Jessica Horhay, New Jersey

Collagewall $200 Gift Certificate:
Helen Neeld, Ohio
Paul Bench, California

Guragear Kiboko 22L Backpack:
Crissy Page, Ohio

Smugmug 1 Year Membership:
Christian Arthur, Vermont

Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4:
Bharath Guvvala, India

Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2:
Jennifer DeGuzman-Rolfe, United Kingdom

onOne Perfect Photo Suite:
Nyana Chase, Montana Membership:
Nouyak Hamilton, Alaska 1 Year Awesome Account:
Michelle Oakes, Maine 1 Year Plus Account:
Lora Pitner, Georgia
Cristina Caasi, Philippines
Jason Fitzgerald, Colorado

ThinkTank Speed Racer V2.0 Beltpack:
James Northrup, Kentucky
ThinkTank Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag:
Gonzalo Diazbarra, California

The winner of our DSLR grand prize is… more… (more…)’s Shoot/Share/Like Giveaway

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Win a $200 Gift Certificate!
Now shipping with every order is our new sticker and a faux camera for you to share your favorite subject, travel location, gear, etc.

  • Shoot a picture with your cell phone, framing your gear or favorite subject with our “camera”.
  • Share your photo on Twitter, Facebook or G+ and be sure to tag/@
  • Like us on FacebookG+, or Twitter if you haven’t already.

We will be randomly picking a winner every month (while stickers last). On top of that we’ll be giving away additional gift certificates for:

  • Most distant location.
  • Funniest picture.
  • Most creative shot.

We look forward to seeing your photos!

Photo Finds, July 16, 2012 – Philip Bloom


On this week’s Photo Finds, we talk about filmmaker Philip Bloom. If you’re a budding filmmaker, or even a veteran of the industry, Philip is someone you should definitely be following closely.