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7 Reasons to Print your Work

Tips & Tricks

The chances are high if you are reading this article that you are a visual artist to some degree.  Maybe you have years of shooting under your belt, having started off shooting film and familiar with the printing process.  On the flip side, perhaps the popularity and accessibility of digital shooting inspired you to take a deeper interest in photography and filmmaking.  You may even be an artist who strictly uses your smartphone as a tool, yielding results that beg viewers to exclaim  “that takes better pictures than my real camera!” With so many moments being captured digitally and shared virtually these days the popularity of printing and giving life to pictures outside of the digital realm has taken a nose dive.  Here are 7 things you get to experience when you print your images: (more…)

Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Weddings

BL News

See our season recap of all of the best Instagram photos from the BorrowLenses Instagram page where winners received $50 gift certificates.

Images from Last Week:

Last week we had a great assortment of silhouettes images uploaded to Instagram for the challenge! Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLSilhouettes. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Jeff Harmon! He submitted this photo of a lonely aspen in front of the sun setting at Big Cottonwood Canyon in Utah. Congratulations to Jeff for submitting the winning image and winning a $50.00 rental credit to BorrowLenses.

Here are a few of our other favorite images collected. Feel free to comment and let us know what image is your favorite in the bunch! Check out all of the #BLSilhouettes entries here. (more…)

Seeking Inspiration – August 17, 2014

Cool Stuff

Welcome to Seeking Inspiration, an irregular column where we talk about the things that inspire us as artists. 

This cool short comes to you courtesy of alcohol and clothes. Have a look…

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Why the Sony RX100 III Point & Shoot is a Vacation Must-Have

Gear Talk

Do you agonize over sacrificing quality in favor of comfort when packing camera gear for vacation? I tossed my hefty Nikon D800 aside and rented the Sony RX100 III from BorrowLenses.com for vacation. I wasn’t going to shoot much so if the camera sucked then no harm, no foul.

The camera definitely didn’t suck. Sony’s third iteration of an already well-regarded model opened my eyes to just how far point and shoots have come. (more…)

Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouettes

BL News

See our season recap of all of the best Instagram photos from the BorrowLenses Instagram page where winners received $50 gift certificates.

Images from Last Week:

Last week we had some great gear selfies uploaded to Instagram for the challenge! Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLGearSelfie. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Douglas Croft! Congratulations to Douglas for submitting the winning gear selfie on top Aiguille du Midi with his Nikon D7000 and Nikon 18-300mm and winning a $50.00 rental credit to BorrowLenses. (more…)

Shark Week: Fun Images to Sink Your Teeth Into

Photographers

In celebration of Shark Week  we have put together some not-so-traditional shark images from amateur and professional photographers alike. Dive in and share your own best shark shot! (more…)

Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Gear Selfie

BL News

See our season recap of all of the best Instagram photos from the BorrowLenses Instagram page where winners received $50 gift certificates.

Images from Last Week:

Last week it felt like BorrowLenses got to travel around the world as we reviewed all of the “Summer Adventure” images. Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLAdventure. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Jonathan Gipaya. Congratulations to  Jonathan for submitting the winning image of a bride and groom that wanted to adventure to Snoqualmie Falls after their wedding ceremony. Enjoy the $50.00 rental credit to BorrowLenses. Here are a few of our other favorite images collected. Feel free to comment and let us know what image is your favorite in the bunch! Check out all of the #BLAdventure entries here. (more…)

SmugMug Films Showcase the World’s Most Exciting Photographers

Photographers

We are ecstatic about the new SmugMug Film series that showcases the world’s most epic and exciting photographers working today. The dedication and drive of these photographers is demonstrated in the short videos that give a behind-the-lens look at the people who capture beauty and wonder each day with their cameras. (more…)

Get the Perfect Light Writing Sparkler Shot

Tips & Tricks

Every wedding photographer is always seeking to get the perfect image that will capture the unique setting, timing, and location of the big day. Bobby and Tanya of Frozen Exposure Photography + Cinematography have written up a quick tutorial on how to create unique wedding portraits using sparklers. Check it out and make your own photos shine!

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Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Adventure

BL News

See our season recap of all of the best Instagram photos from the BorrowLenses Instagram page where winners received $50 gift certificates.

Images from Last Week:

Last week we had some creative entries of people showing us “Three” of something photos. Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLThree. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Erica Mengouchian! Congratulations to Erica for submitting the winning image and winning a $50.00 rental credit to BorrowLenses. Here are a few of our other favorite images collected. Feel free to comment and let us know what image is your favorite in the bunch! Check out all of the #BLThree entries here. (more…)

Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: Three

BL News

See our season recap of all of the best Instagram photos from the BorrowLenses Instagram page where winners received $50 gift certificates.

Images from Last Week:

Last week we had some great entries of people showing us their favorite “Blue” shots. Fans followed the BorrowLenses Instagram page and tagged photos with #BLSomethingBlue. The WINNER of last week’s Instagram contest is Natalie Martinez! Congratulations to Natalie for winning a $50.00 rental credit to BorrowLenses. Here are a few of our other favorite images collected. Feel free to comment and let us know what image is your favorite in the bunch! Check out all of the #BLSomethingBlue entries here. (more…)

How to Keep Your Gear Clean and Protected: Summer Edition

Tips & Tricks

Summer is full of outdoor excursions, worldwide travel, and photo/video projects which take advantage of the long sunlit hours.  Among all the wonderful outcomes of summer exploration it’s good to keep in mind how to best protect your gear when the tides may turn for the worst. (more…)

Seeking Inspiration — July 20, 2014

Cool Stuff

Welcome to Seeking Inspiration, an irregular column where we talk about the things that inspire us as artists. 

This video came through my RSS feed last week, and got me thinking of a lot of different things all at once.

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Instagram Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUE

BL News

Want to get your photography featured on our blog and Instagram accounts? Each Wednesday BorrowLenses is announcing a theme of the week and you will have until the following Tuesday to submit your entry. You may already have a photo that suits the theme or you can view it more as a weekly photo challenge. Continue reading to discover this week’s theme and how to enter! This is an exciting new opportunity that we hope will get more of our users and fans showing us what they shoot. (more…)

Win a New Camera from BorrowLenses: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Panasonic GH4 4K Mirrorless Camera, or Canon 6D

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Tired of shooting with the same old camera? Take 1 minute to enter our camera giveaway!

You could win your choice of a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Panasonic GH4 4K Mirrorless Camera, or Canon 6D Digital SLR with more chances to win runner-up prizes, including great gifts from Cinevate, Zacuto, Think Tank Photo, SmugMug, Videopixie, and many others.

One entry is all it takes for a chance to win a brand new camera and change the way you capture the world around you. Enter now below! (more…)