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!
Use code SAVE30NOW or GET15OFF at checkout to save either $30 flat or 15% – whichever suits your order better! Good until August 4th and orders must be in your hands by/on August 8th.
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.
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.
It is common to provide a potential client with a preview of your body of work with a demo reel. This example of your portfolio has the advantage of showing tangible proof of your skills and also reflects your style and taste. Learn what a demo reel is, how to highlight your best work, and other important considerations.
Fog produces a unique lighting situation and can be trickier to photograph than you think. Learn what fog is, where to find it, and how to convey it uniquely in your own landscape work.
External recording monitors are the Swiss Army knives of the camera department. They are an external hard drive, a reference monitor, and an exposure assist tool all in one device! Learn more about what you can do with them in this intro that includes an explanation of signals, color space, and media/cable compatibility.
Want to see only the latest and greatest? Here are 3 easy way to see only the newest gear that has arrived on our shelves so that you can be one of the first renters.
An introduction to camera tethering from Tether Tools, who make high-speed tethering cables that are the choice of professional photographers and videographers everywhere. Learn what tethering is, why it’s important, what software supports it, and more.
Soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls, rooftop terraces — no matter what you’re looking for, there’s something for everybody within every budget.
Over 50 megapixels, a sensor that’s 1.7x the area of a 35mm full frame sensor, lightweight and weather resistant – all these features and more with the Fuji’s GFX 50S, which finally hit our shelves this month.
Hours spent in darkrooms are a thing of the past. Today, many photographers can plan, edit, shoot, share their work straight from their smartphone. We’ve gathered our favorite camera app picks for Apple and Android devices.
Our new Wish List feature is live! Stockpile lusted-after lenses, turn hoarding into organization, or just show off what you love with your BorrowLenses account Wish List – a great resource for groups, personal projects, large production planning, and more.
When we think of wildlife photography, we often think of expensive, high-quality lenses and fast cameras. But if you truly want to create an image where you’ll give a wild animal its moment to shine, you need more. Here are some essential tips to help you creating lasting animals portraits that stand out from the pack.
Here are 5 new things we’re super excited about that are now available to rent, including the Hasselblad X1D. Also, check out some sample imagery from the X1D!
Choosing the right memory card for a DSLR video or time-lapse project is a critical decision. Memory cards have three fundamental properties: form factor, card capacity, and card write/read speed. I go through each one in detail so that you can make the best card decision for your video and time-lapse projects.
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