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Sigma Telephoto Lens Throwdown: Part I


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



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 […]



Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM for Outdoor Action Photography

1/800 sec. f8.0 ISO 400 at 10mm on Canon 7D with off camera flash.  From top to bottom and foreground to background there is a lot for the eye to see in this image.  That is the beauty of a wide angle like the 10-20 f3.5 EX DC HSM to put an athlete in an environment.

Editor’s Note: A few years back, we first came to notice the outstanding work Liam Doran was creating with the […]



Are Teleconverters Still Relevant in Today’s Photography?

©2015 Roman Kurywczak | Lens: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sport with the new Sigma TC-2001 2x teleconverter | Camera: Canon 1D Mark 3 body |Focal length: 600mm | Aperture: f/7.1 | Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec. | ISO 800 with Center Weighted Average Metering

In part 1 of the relevance of teleconverters, I discussed the using the new Sigma TC-1401 1.4x teleconverter out in Bosque Del Apache NWR with the new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports. In this post, I will cover using the new Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter. All images were photographed hand held.



How to Photograph Your Dog #13 – Wide-Open Primes for Stunning Pet Portraits

Stopping down to f/2 still blurs the background nicely while providing a bit more depth-of-field. Here Rowans nose, eyes, and ears appear reasonably in focus. Nikon D800E, Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A lens at f/2, 1/100 sec., ISO 100. Photo © 2015 David FitzSimmons. All rights reserved.

In my last photo dog blog, I demonstrated how Sigma’s newest prime, the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art lens, […]



Working with Children Video Series: Toddlers


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

This episode covers babies and toddlers, including sleeping babies, smiling toddlers and more!



Boudoir Photography Session 1: How to Take a Good Bed Posing Photo

© 2015 Jen Rozenbaum

In the first episode, Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum provides great advice on how to take a good bed posing photo with […]



Boudoir Photography Session: Introduction

Introducing a new educational video series from Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum about almost everything there is to know about boudoir photography!

Jen is here to provide instruction on posing, lighting, wardrobe, shooting any woman in any scenario and many more!



The Sigma 150-600mm Sports On the North Shore of Oahu

Hawaii and the north shore of Oahu has to be one of the greatest places on the planet for the size consistency and quality of the surf. In December I was lucky to be there with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for a chance to shoot one of the first real swells of the 2014-2015 winter.

The lens is really is one of the best lenses I have ever used in Hawaii. Handheld or on a tripod this lens performs. Check out some of my favorite images from this trip below. If you have any questions or comments be sure to share ’em in the comments section.



Creating Sports Banners

© 2015 Steve Chesler

Walking in to the gym at our local high school, you can’t help but notice the two 20 foot wide by 6 foot tall vinyl banners of both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams. I’ve received numerous comments on them including one person who said, “As soon as I entered the gym, I knew it was a ‘Chesler’ image.”

It’s a marketing jackpot that pays for itself over and over in exposure to other teams and high school seniors for their portrait sessions. In this blog post I will go over how I got the job, how I shot it, how I created it and the sales I made from it.