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08.21.2015

The Perfect Air Show Lens: Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 | Sport

© 2015 Steve Chesler |

I was about 13 years old when I saw the USAF Thunderbirds air demonstration team for the first time. I knew at that moment that I wanted to be a fighter pilot, but alas, it was not meant to be. My eye sight wasn’t 20/20, which back in the 80’s meant that I was ineligible. Nevertheless, my passion for flight never dwindled and I make it a point to see every air show that I can. At this years Rochester International Air Show, I had the opportunity to photograph the Navy’s Blue Angels with Sigma’s 150-600mm Sport lens. Could this lens possibly be the best lens ever to photograph an air show?

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08.19.2015

How to Shoot in Direct Sunlight

Shooting on location in the middle of the day can make controlling the sunlight very difficult. I have chosen my canon 5D mk iii.  So if I want to shoot with flash off camera to control the bright sun I’m limited to a x sync of 1/200 of a second.

Shooting on location in the middle of the day can make controlling the sunlight very difficult. I have chosen my canon 5D mk iii. So if I want to shoot with flash off camera to control the bright sun I’m limited to a x sync of 1/200 of a second. This is going to make my aperture F16 and that is too much depth of field for my preference. I don’t like to use ND filters to open up my aperture because they make it difficult to see through the camera. I could use high-speed sync but this technique is flawed by the fact that the flash is at its lowest power as it pulses across the chip. Also, it would never give me enough power to overpower the sun in the middle of the day, so I only use this technique on cloudy days.

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08.12.2015

Top Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Alaska Photo Tour

Getting the best experience out of a wildlife photo tour in Alaska means choosing the optimal month to visit to get the best balance of daylight, temperature, and weather.

Timing Getting the best experience out of a wildlife photo tour in Alaska means choosing the optimal month to visit to […]

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08.03.2015

The Magic of Iceland – with just four Sigma lenses

©2015 Roman Kurywczak | Canon 1Dx body with the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, f/16 for 25 sec. at ISO 100 all mounted on Induro CT304 tripod and BHL3 head.  Vü Sion circular polarizer and a 10 stop solid neutral density filter.

Many people often ask me how I travel to my Roamin’ with Roman Photo Tours workshop locations with my camera […]

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07.31.2015

Boudoir Photography Session 3: Posing Flow

Jen Rozenbaum

In the third episode, Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum offers advice on creating poses that transition seamlessly without wasting time and shooting […]

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07.31.2015

Working with Children Video Series: Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

Judy Host

Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series. […]

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07.30.2015

Wedding Photography: Using Prime Lenses

Wedding photography

Many photographers have a certain style when it comes to photographing weddings, and that has a lot to do with […]

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07.14.2015

Sigma Telephoto Lens Throwdown: Part II

Canon 1D Mark 3 with the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport at 512mm @f/7.1for 1/2000 sec. and ISO 1250 hand held moving boat

In part 1 of my throwdown blog, I compared the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C lens versus the […]

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07.07.2015

Sigma Telephoto Lens Throwdown: Part I

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People often approach me at lectures and tradeshows asking me about the performance and sharpness of Sigma lenses.  I have […]

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07.02.2015

Boudoir Photography Session 2: How to Pose in Small Spaces

© 2015 Jen Rozenbaum

In the second episode, Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum provides great advice on how to pose in small spaces with the 50mm F1.4 […]

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