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Boudoir Photography Workshop: Low Key Lighting & Silhouettes

In the final third part of the Boudoir Video Series, Sigma Pro James Schmelzer uses low-key lighting to create beautiful […]



South Africa Photo Safari with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports

© 2016 Robert OToole | Sigma 150-600 sports lens @ 360mm and Nikon D500, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 800, Manual mode, Auto-ISO, EV -1.3, handheld.

The stiffness in my back and legs from 15 hours in coach was a small price to pay considering I […]



Air to Air Basics with Sigma’s Zoom Lenses

© 2016 Jim Koepnick | Using a Sigma 120-300mm lens shot at 1/60th of a second, I was able to get a full prop circle.

Each aviation photographer has their individual passion. Air show. Warbirds. Airliners. But I think in almost every aviation photographer is the […]



Boudoir Photography Workshop: Posing for Boudoir

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In Part two of the Boudoir Video Workshop,  Sigma Pro James Schmelzer demonstrates bed posing technique with constant lights. James […]



A Paradigm Shift in Birding Photography at Optic 2016

© 2016 Roman Kurywczak | Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary handheld on boat at ISO 800 f/7.1 for 1/2500 sec. @421mm

If you are interested in a crash-course in pro-caliber bird and wildlife photography, you can’t go wrong with this great presentation from Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak from B&H’s Optic 2016.



Japan Photo Tour, Part II: Snow Monkeys

© 2016 Robert OToole | Sigma 150-600 sports lens @ 330mm and Nikon D810, 1/500s, f/8, ISO 1400, Manual mode, Auto-ISO, handheld.

What is it about snow monkeys that brings people from all over the world back year after year? After all the famous snow monkey park is pretty small and can get crowded but being able to see the snow monkeys close up and interacting and with one another, and sometimes with people, is really an experience you wont forget. But above all else I think that the young monkeys and their non stop energy are really the biggest attractions at the park.



Aviation Photography: Five Tips with the Sigma 18-300mm

© 2016 Jim Koepnick | Skip Stewart performs at Sun n Fun 2016 in Lakeland, Florida. Shot with Canon 70D and Sigma 18-300 llens.

We all live under budgets. But when it comes to photography, a budget should not limit our creativity. Even without a […]



Anatomy of a Ballet Photographic Session using Sigma’s 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A

© Judy Host 2016 Sigma’s 50mm F1.4DG HSM | Art | F11. s 1/125 ISO 160 Manual mode. | Photographed in Atlanta with two dancers from the Atlanta Ballet Company, Alexis Arria and Keith Justin Reeves

My passion for dancers started many years ago when I first started my photography business.  I found their passion for […]



On Ice Action Portraits With Sigma Wide Angle Lenses

©2016 Steve Chesler

At the end of every hockey season, I get to play with strobes on the ice at my local ice rink in Western New York. This year I had the opportunity to play with the new Sigma 24-35mm f2 DG HSM along with the Sigma 10mm F2.8 DC Diagonal Fisheye. Shooting with wide angle lenses for sports action allows for a unique look compared to the typical telephoto compression on most sports images.



Japan Photo Tour Part I: Tokyo

© 2016 Robert OToole | Pagoda with a snow-capped Mount Fuji in the distance. Sigma 24-105 art lens @ 24mm and Nikon D810, 1/500s, f/8, ISO 200, EV +0.0, Manual mode, Auto-ISO, Jobu Design Algonquin Carbon Fiber Tripod and Acra-tech GP ballhead.

We just recently returned from an awesome 30+ day tour of Japan and the people, food, opportunities, and sights were all amazing, it seemed like there was always a surprise or something new around every corner.

During my winter wildlife tour we visit a few different areas of Japan but before that tour officially begins we had the chance to spend a few days in and around the greater Tokyo area doing street shooting and visiting some of the most photogenic tourist hotspots. This post features some of my favorite images from around Tokyo.