Quickly learn what a macro lens actually is and the benefits of using one. We outline a few beginner shooting tips, including info on remote shutter releases, focus stacking, and types of lighting to use. Also, explore some of our favorite macro lenses!
Telephoto lenses are incredibly popular among both amateur and professional photographers. Zooming in safely on far away subjects, taking flattering, bokeh-rich portraits, and creating the “compression” illusion are among the many benefits of telephotos. A good telephoto lens can help you take your photography to the next level. Here are some of the reasons photographers love telephoto lenses so much and a few of our recommended lengths.
Download sample images from the new Nikon D850 and discover for yourself why this might be the camera you’ve been waiting for.
Editing video is more accessible to the amateur videographer thanks to the availability of free software and the sharing of information on the web. While it can be daunting to learn how to edit videos without professional-level training, it is possible to edit everything from a family vacation montage to a pilot episode of a web series. To help, we created a step-by-step guide that will teach you how to edit videos even if you’ve never touched editing software before.
I’ve always been a Canon shooter but Sony is making such huge strides in quality and versatility that I had to reassess my preferences and try out the a9. I shoot action/adventure work and need something somewhat portable but also rugged without sacrificing shooting speed or ISO sensitivity. Here, I compare the 1D X Mark II against the Sony a9 – check out what I discovered.
I’ll take you step-by-step through my Lightroom editing process, which is a straightforward way to approach RAW files to get the final product you want without having to go into Photoshop or use any special plug-ins.
Picking the perfect camera or lens can be overwhelming. Here is a list of our special gear collections with cameras, lenses, and accessories hand-picked for specific uses. Whether you’re shooting the Northern Lights or looking for gear with a particular feature, like WiFi or stepping motors, these collections will help narrow down your search and save you time!
What to bring on a low-budget, small-footprint documentary shoot without sacrificing lighting, audio, or stabilization.
Loyal to the Nikon brand? We’ve rounded up eight of the best DSLRs for video for Nikon lovers and judged them across max resolution, autofocus, price and more. Read on to see which are the top for every type of videographer.
Mirrorless cameras have catapulted into contention with the top DSLRs on the market. Now more than ever, they demand attention among the videography community. Let’s dive in and take a look at which qualities make a great mirrorless camera for video work.
Learn how I use gear rentals to maximize my time in the air plus learn a little bit about my approach to aviation photography.
Backcountry shooting comes with risks but there are some pretty easy steps to take to make it go more smoothly. Discover my tips for shooting athletes safely – whether you’re shooting from a plane, in deep snow, or with a large group far from civilization.
Gain some historical context for frame rates, learn how to quickly combat rolling shutter effects, and prime yourself on the basics of resolutions. As a photographer who has transitioned to including video work for clients, I understand how daunting all this can seem. Let this introduction be your guide for confidently exploring your settings for more natural looking footage – even for a beginner!
For my most recent trip, I needed to keep things as light as possible. Here is why I felt it was worth sacrificing lens speed in favor of a more portable long zoom with a smaller maximum aperture. This also saves you money and it doesn’t have to cost you quality! Read on for tips on how to make the most with only 1 lens in a beautiful location like Havana.
When shooting into pools of water, you sometimes run across problems with sharpness in your images. Here are a couple of ways to combat this using some sea urchin I photographed in Hawaii as an example.
Battery technology has greatly advanced in recent years and prices have come down markedly from where they were just a few years ago. I will demystify portable power in this post and arm you with the knowledge to make the right selections from the many options available for powering your gear on the go.
From rooftop terraces to sunlit studios, check out these hot, new shooting locations for your summer projects, important clients, unique film scenes, and more.
Picking the right lens to go with your Canon-mount camera is a crucial decision if you want to make beautiful videos. While the camera itself is an important piece of the video equation, the lens is just as important—if not more so. In terms of both photography and videography, your final product will only be as good as the glass that you are shooting through.
Some of the most astonishing landscape photographs ever taken over the last century are the result of dedicated photographers making the long trek up and over mountains to find the perfect spot for that iconic scene. You can find great shots of mountains simply by driving to a mountain pass or an overlook but there is something special about finding a spot that can only be reached by foot. Here are 3 low-traffic peaks to explore for unique landscape photography.
From pocket sized to pro level, we conducted an extensive hands on test of the 10 best point and shoot cameras on the market. We rated each camera against resolution, shooting modes, focal length and more to help you find the best camera for your needs.
Photographing lava can be challenging. Here are some tips for beginners (and reminders for seasoned shooters) on what to expect when exploring this fascinating and gorgeous terrain.
Looking for a unique backdrop, like a yurt or houseboat, but don’t need the space overnight? Or maybe you just need an empty photo studio that charges by the hour? Whatever your needs might be, Peerspace uncovers hidden gem locations ranging from all different price points and space types for commercial shoots, narrative filmmaking, and more.
San Francisco based photographer Michael O’Neal has a style characterized by his affinity for minimalism and shoots a wide range of content including lifestyle, fashion, still-life, and wildlife. In this “Behind the Shot” he takes us along his South America travels and into his creative process of adding video into his fashion editorial workflow.
Using the idea of lens compression and telephotos lenses, I am able to pair a very dramatic backdrop with a compelling subject for unique “giant sun” portraits – and so can you with a few simple steps and some practice.
So, you want to try rack focusing with a follow focus unit but you have no idea what any of that means. How do you set them up? How do they even work? Worry not! I’m here to help you navigate these murky waters so you can come out looking sharp.
Thank you for being part of our lives for the last 10 years and for making BorrowLenses great. Here’s to 10 more years of awesome service and providing you all with the gear you need to succeed in projects both professional and personal. Learn 10 fun facts about BorrowLenses to celebrate! Plus, our gift to you: up to 30% off rentals!
“Try not to plan for anything. Spend a couple of days just walking around and taking in the area.” This was advice given to me when I had the chance to take the Fuji GFX 50S to Cuba. Rather than take in the area, I let the area take me in by providing portraits for the locals. Here’s why the Fuji GFX made that experience particularly special. Plus, some RAW files for you to check out.
On August 21st a total solar eclipse will cross the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Discover online maps and electronic scouting tools to help you plan where and how to photograph it, explore what gear you’ll need to get the best eclipse images possible, and learn the camera settings and technical strategies to capture those images.
A brief overview of full frame sensor camera usage in filmmaking and what different sensors mean for your depth of field, field of view, and rolling shutter effects.
A beginning videographer’s introduction to matte boxes, including a handy checklist of what to look for before trying one out.
Ranging from sunlit studios to designer lofts, find a home for your next creative project in one of these hidden gem locations. This month showcases a few new locations outside the norm, including Plainfield, Illinois and Redmond, Washington.
RED’s shocker move, Ronin gets a facelift, and MōVI beefs up. Plus learn more about Zeiss’ cine prime renovation, GoPro’s waiting game, and did Panasonic reveal their mystery camera? Discover all the big announcements from our video recap of NAB day 1. To celebrate, take 15% off all our video gear rentals.
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