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11.04.2014

The Power of the Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Flash for Macro Photography

© 2014 Roman Kurywczak | Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens | Aperture: f/22 | Shutter speed: 1/200 sec. | ISO 500 with the Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Flash at -1

OK, it is no secret that I have used some sort of flash in almost every macro photography image I have ever taken. Why? I love maximum depth of field and while I love natural light photography, the 3 days of the year it is calm enough to photograph outside just weren’t enough! All kidding aside, most “natural light” macro photography with maximum depth of field is done inside where everything is controlled and you have to be on a tripod. I am guilty of resorting to this technique often myself but I do love being out in the field. The wind is generally too strong on most day and many locations do not allow you to bring a tripod. That is why I embraced the power of flash. I have used many varieties of flash for my macro work including a Speedlights, twin lights, and old ring lights so I jumped at the chance to try out my Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Flash to see how it stacked up to those flashes. The image at top is one of the first I took and you can see just how close to the flower I got and the macro flash illuminated the bloom very nicely at that close range.

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11.02.2014

Fast Glass and High Speed Sync: A Striking Combo

When shooting on location, I often enjoy shooting at very wide apertures to give me a painterly blur in the […]

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10.28.2014

The Ultimate Field Sports Telephoto Lens: 120-300mm F2.8 Sport

©  2014 Steve Chesler | Shooting at larger apertures with the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 | Sports lens yields beautifully smooth out of focus backgrounds to isolate the action.

As a sports photographers, I need a big, fast zoom lens to keep up with the action. The new Sigma […]

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10.21.2014

How to Photograph Your Dog: 1 – Transitions

Welcome to my new, bi-weekly photo “dog blog” celebrating canines and cameras. Here I plan to write about dogs, photography, […]

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10.21.2014

Desert Fashion Editorial: When a One-Lens Solution is a Must-Have!

©  2014 Lindsay Adler | Sigma 24-105mm 4.0 at 87mm | Shutter speed: 1/160sec | Aperture: f/4.0  | ISO 100

*Please note that I ADDED the slight vignette in these images in Photoshop/Lightroom. Earlier this year I took an expedition […]

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10.14.2014

Giant Hurricane Surf Hits California

In late August a Hurricane off Mexico sent giant waves to California. The surf spots that are open to the […]

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10.07.2014

Are filters still relevant in today’s landscape photography? Part 2

©2014 Roman Kurywczak | Lens: Sigma 12-24mm | Focal Length: 21mm | Aperture: f/20 | Shutter speed: 1.0 sec. | ISO 400 on tripod.  3 stop Singh Ray reverse GND filter and 3 stop GND filter stacked.

In part one we discussed the use of polarizers and solid neutral density filters.  So what other filter should you […]

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10.06.2014

Are filters still relevant in today’s landscape photography? Part 1

This simple answer is absolutely yes!!!  While they may not be as important as they were in the film days, […]

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10.03.2014

Style Choices- High Key Lighting

Almost everything we do in life is a choice.  How we express ourselves, how we see objects, how we create […]

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09.30.2014

Sigma’s 300-800mm F5.6: Brown Bear Paradise in Alaska Part 1

© 2014 Robert O'Toole | Brown bear feeding frenzy, Hallo Bay, Katmai NP Alaska. Lens: Sigma 50-500mm F5.6 EX lens | Focal Length: 380mmm | Nikon D4 | Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec | Aperture: f/8 | ISO 1000 | EV + 1 | Manual mode, handheld.

My annual trip to Alaska in late July to early August usually means big skies and great light, schools of […]

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