Behind-the-scenses, how-tos, and technique tutorials are excellent tools to help photographers get better at their trade. Just as important, however, is listening to and understanding the experiences of the shooters you look up to. Here are a couple of videos along that vein.
These days, it looks like every major camera manufacturer is coming out with a new addition to the MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera) class of bodies and lenses. The latest, of course, is Canon, with its EOS-M camera. These units, typically smaller than your average DSLRs, have been getting better and better, packing some serious […]
Google’s Marissa Mayer was recently hired on to helm Yahoo! as their CEO, and photographers who care immensely about Yahoo!’s beleaguered Flickr photo service decided to send her a message. The folks at Yahoo! responded with a kind of “Help us help you” message, and posted the following: Though it isn’t exactly what some folks […]
Just a quick “You gotta see this” post for you today. The folks at DigitalRev.com 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 […]
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 […]
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.
From time to time, we offer up Op-Ed pieces on various aspects of photography for your consideration. Please note that these articles are the personal opinion of the writer, not necessarily of BorrowLenses.com. I’m going to start this post off by sharing a video created by Zack Arias. Next up, read this post, also from […]
In this week’s Photo Finds article, we take a look at fashion photographer Melissa Rodwell’s work. If you’re interested in getting into the field, this is one photographer you should be paying attention to.
The 1D X is officially out and here are 5 reasons to get excited about it.
Important things you need to know about the Canon 40mm and how its Stepping Motor Technology works on the T4i.
Welcome to Photo Finds, a feature where we point you to some of the best photography around the web. This week, we introduce you to the work of editorial and commercial photographer Matt Furman.
Welcome to Photo Finds, a feature where we point you to some of the best photography around the web. This week, we bring you the classic Black and White Documentary work of photographer Daniel Milnor.
Welcome to Photo Finds, a feature where we point you to some of the best photography around the web. This week’s Photo Finds is a very specific one. We’re not just going to talk about a specific photographer; we’re going to talk about a specific photographer shooting a specific genre. A lot of you have […]
Welcome to Photo Finds, a feature where we point you to some of the best photography around the web. When I picked wedding and portrait photographer Michael Cali as the person I wanted to talk about in today’s Photo Finds feature, I didn’t remember right away that he and last week’s Photo Finds photographer, Brad […]
Landscape mode or portrait mode? This Op-Ed makes the case for breaking traditional molds and shooting more subjects in landscape orientation. The new Horizon(tal) is here.
Last week we had a great time at the Google+ Photographer’s Conference. As an event partner and sponsor we had a chance to meet a lot of great photographers in attendance. The conference had a great energy to it. With photographers being so active and social on Google+ it was rather effortless to pick up […]
Want to learn how to replicate famous headshot photographer Peter Hurley’s signature look, but with strobes? Check out this edition of Tip of the Week!
Making a panorama doesn’t have to be an involved affair. Learn how to make one easily with a Fuji camera in this week’s Tip!
The use of various filters – physical ones, not the ones in Photoshop – is something that waxes and wanes with time. Back in the film days, filters were an indispensable part of the landscape photographer’s toolkit. With the advent of digital photography and technologies like HDR, the use of filters, especially graduated and colored filters, has fallen off quite a bit.
Making great pictures is about the photographer, not the camera or the lens or any other piece of gear. Except that this isn’t always true. Learn why I believe gear does matter – but only in certain circumstances.
There are many ways to create panoramic images. One of my favorite ways to create panoramas is by using a tilt-shift lens. It’s a little unconventional but let me explain why I love it.
The practice of swapping lenses between platforms via adapters isn’t something new. You can use an adapter to mount Nikon lenses onto Canon cameras but until recently this was limited to a smaller subset of Nikon lenses. Enter the Nikon G Lens to Canon Camera adapter!
If you’re a photographer, chances are that you spend a lot of computer time ploughing through the Adobe Creative Suite and Lightroom. Chances also are that you’ve also spent a fair amount of time tearing at your hair as you wait for that filter, or that export, or some other function to wrap up. What […]
We spent a day with OliviaTech testing out the capabilities of the new Canon 5DMarkIII. We took it into a full production setting to shoot a music video and then into her studio to compare the ISO sensitivity, rolling shutter, and aliasing vs its predecessor, the Canon 5DMarkII. Check out the video review below and […]
Every week, we post a photography-related tip on our blog. These tips are typically inspired by questions we get from our customers. Sometimes we might feature a technique tip, and sometimes a gear recommendation. If there’s something specific you’d like to see in this section, let us know. Email us at email@example.com. You’ve likely heard […]
Every week, we post a photography-related tip on our blog. These tips are typically inspired by questions we get from our customers. Sometimes we might feature a technique tip, and sometimes a gear recommendation. If there’s something specific you’d like to see in this section, let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Imagine this scenario: […]
We take the Sigma 50–500mm f/4.5–6.3 APO DG OS HSM (there’s a mouthful for you) our for a spin to put it through a few paces. Read this review to find out how it did – and why I would rent this lens again.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juan Pons is a fantastic nature and wildlife photographer and educator. An avid conservationist, Juan’s passion for the environment is evident through his images, many of which he donates to non-profit organizations focused on nature conservation.
Every week, we post a photography-related tip on our blog. These tips are typically inspired by questions we get from our customers. Sometimes we might feature a technique tip, and sometimes a gear recommendation. If there’s something specific you’d like to see in this section, let us know. Email us at email@example.com. This week, we […]
Every week, we post a photography-related tip on our blog. This week’s tip is about inspiration. Since one of the keys to becoming a better photographer is to look at the work of other photographers, here’s a few sites we go to for our inspiration.
Yesterday, at an event in New York, Apple released an update to its iBooks app, along with an all-new authoring application that makes it very easy to create stunning interactive books for the iPad. On the surface of things, this seemed to be an education-related event, with a focus on using the authoring tool, iBooks […]
Nikon just announced the D4, and it looks like a doozy, not just an updated version of the D3s. Loads of new features – expanded ISO, clean HDMI out, MUCH better HD video options (1080p at 30, 24 and 25fps). Most importantly, it’ll be the first full-frame sensor camera with full HD capability since the […]
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