Just in time for NAB, BorrowLenses.com now has a whole new fleet of Zacuto products for rent. Zacuto makes high-quality, USA-manufactured videography and photography accessories and stabilization rigs for pro-level cameras and DSLRs alike. Shoot like a pro for a fraction of the price! Get familiar with our new kits here… read more…
BorrowLenses.com is at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas! If you are here, too, please come visit us in booth #C9550! We have great cameras for folks to try out and other surprise goodies, including a chance to win a free rental from us!
Not at NAB? That’s ok – take a virtual tour with us below. We’ll be posting pictures and videos all week so be sure to check our blog for more fun footage!
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 start with a bit of a blast from the past. One of the editors, Eli Sinkus, at 522 Productions took an audio narrative from photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and overlaid it onto a touching and inspiring B&W film on what inspires him.
- Here’s another one from the “blast from the past” department. The guys over at PetaPixel have a really cool piece on Alfred Eisenstadt on photographing Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Propaganda Minister. Worth reading.
- If you’re an ex-Instagram user looking for something to sate your craving, check out Pressgram. This Kickstarter campaign looks to give you the filter-y goodness of Instagram with a self-hosted WordPress-based display solution.
- Shane Hurlbut is one of our favorite cinematographers, not just because he’s really good at what he does, but because he shares his process, thinking, techniques, and inspiration with all and sundry on his blog. Here’s a fantastic piece on lighting for cinematographers.
- And finally, we turn again to Benjamin Von Wong. Put this guy together with either flames, waterfalls, or in this case, colored pigments, and you have some pretty amazing imagery.
And now, for the BorrowLenses.com Roundup!
- We’re going to be at NAB next week! If you’re around, come by, say hello…
- There’s a bunch of new Zacuto gear to rent; stand by for an announcement tomorrow!
- In case you missed it, we have the hot new X100s to rent. They’re in demand, so book yours now!
That’s it for this week’s Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.
There’s no shortage of lighting modifiers for small flashes like the Nikon SB–910 on the market today. From the Apollo softboxes we rent, to grid kits, snoots, umbrellas, and beauty dishes, small flash has really come into its own, especially for photographers working on location.
Now there’s a new accessory for Strobist-style shooters that will let you use a much wider variety of softboxes with your existing small flashes, including the high-end modifiers from companies like Profoto. I used it with two Profoto softboxes a couple of weeks ago for a portrait, with excellent results.
Shutterfly provides award-winning photo books, iPhone cases, photo prints, and other great photography keepsakes so that photographers of all levels can share their personalized memories with the world. In their Storytelling series, they share the images and techniques of photographers to help inspire others. In this guest post, Shutterfly shares the work of a creative baby photographer.
What Does Your Baby Dream About?
“Adele Enersen imagined what her daughter dreamt about and used her creative muscle to capture those scenes with her camera while the child slept. The resulting collection of inspiring photographs that show baby Mila as everything from Thumbelina to Rapunzel are bound in the new book, When My Baby Dreams in Fairy Tales. These are her words and images…”
We hope you enjoy this guest post and share your opinions, images, and creative suggestions in the comments below!
Did you miss out on the early sign-up for Google Glass? You’re in luck because BorrowLenses.com has you covered! Google is keeping these special specs super exclusive but we’re not.! Google Glass takes pictures and video through voice commands and comes equipped with GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth on an Android OS that is pairable with iPhones. We tried out Google Glass back in 2012 during the G+ Photographer’s Conference in San Francisco and now you can rent a pair.
April 2nd Update: Thanks for enjoying our 2013 April Fools’ Day post. Stay tuned for real Google Glass updates.