An introduction to medium format sensors and why they might be worth it for your next fine art portrait or landscape shoot. Learn about how medium format affects depth of field and field of view. We’ll also touch on the mysterious quality of “weightiness” medium format brings to an image and welcome your comments on the subject.
Find out why the golden hour is the ideal time for taking photos.
The key to great portrait photography is understanding portrait lighting. In this post, we introduce the basics of manipulating studio lighting. Lighting ratios, lighting patterns, angles of view, and facial positions are all important factors when creating a flattering portrait.
To 4K or not to 4K? This is the question every filmmaker faces these days. Learn about what 4K is and what it means for your production and discover why I ultimately choose not to shoot in it.
Action cams are small and rugged enough to go with you almost anywhere. Choose from the best action cameras across price, quality and more.
Aperture is the opening of your lens that light travels through to hit the camera sensor. Let’s discuss the aperture setting and how it affects your photos.
Trying to catch the action on the field? We’ve rounded up eight of our top picks so you never miss a high intensity moment.
Important news about some upgrades we made to our Panasonic EVA1, Atomos Sumo, and Atomos Inferno rentals. Learn more about the EVA1’s V2.0 and Atomos’ V9.0 upgrades and what to expect when shooting.
Learn the basics of recording audio for documentary-style sit-down interviews. We’ll cover how to use a boompole, proper boom placement, attaching a label mic, changing lav frequencies, and more.
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!
Aviation photography is exciting and challenging. With the right gear, knowledge, and skills, even new photographers can produce great work. Here is what you must know before you take flight!
The Panasonic EVA1 is the most exciting camera in this price range to come out in quite some time. Find out what I loved (and didn’t love) in this hands-on review.
Everything you need to know about camera and lens quality testing at BorrowLenses, plus tips on creating your own quality control checklist and information on used gear.
The best camera gear available to rent now for your next shoot, including the Sony a7R III, the Fuji X-H1, new tilt-shift lenses, and more.
10 things clients must think about when shopping for wedding photographers. These tips also give new wedding photographers insight into what clients are actually looking for. Make your big day run smoothly for everyone involved with this advice.
Rent the new Panasonic GH5S Micro Four Thirds Camera for as low as $100. Unlimited 4K internal recording, dual native ISO, and slow motion features.
There are major differences between photography and cinema lenses that beginner videographers must know before starting their film projects. We’ll explain parfocal lenses, breathing, focus throw, T-Stops, and more.
It was a big year for high-resolution sensors, cinema lenses, and long-awaited updates on old favorites. Check out the best new cameras and lenses from 2017 and why they sparkled among a strong field of competitors.
A Canon C100 owner’s take on the pros and cons of upgrading to the Canon C200 – who is this camera really for and what are its biggest strengths? Learn more in this hands-on overview where I discuss codecs, grading, outputs, modularity, and more.
When we photograph snow, we need to pay closer attention to the light meters in our cameras. While all manufacturers have different terms and technologies for what their in-camera meters do, all of them basically function the same. Here is a breakdown of what they are and how to use them properly for great winter wonderland shots.
Normally a C100 shooter, I was faced with some circumstances that dictated I should shoot with the Sony FS5 instead. Here are some of the reasons why this was the best choice for this particular project. My findings might help you choose the next video camera for your project. I talk about S-Log 3, ISO, footage monitoring, and more.
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!
A good telephoto lens can help you take your photography to the next level. Here are some of the reasons photographers love telephoto lenses.
If you’re shooting video for a wedding or making your first documentary, then finding the right microphone setup is just as important as finding the right lens. Here are some microphones for beginners, plus an intro to mobile recorders.
Download sample images from the new Nikon D850 and discover for yourself why this might be the camera you’ve been waiting for.
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