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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.



Florida Bird Photography with Just One Lens: Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary

© 2016 Roman Kurywczak | Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary handheld on boat at ISO 800 f/7.1 for 1/2000 sec. @374mm

I run multiple bird photography workshops to Florida every year and this year I decided to use only one lens; the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary.



Essential Lenses for an Air Show

© 2016 Jim Koepnick

Fly-ins and air shows are exciting. And fun to photograph. But they can wear you out from walking around as […]



Boudoir Photography Workshop: Lighting for Boudoir

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In Part one of the Boudoir Video Workshop,  Sigma Pro James Schmelzer shows how to use different lighting techniques for […]



High-Magnification Macro Photography with the 24mm F1.4 Art

© 2016 Robert OToole

High Magnification Macro Photography reaches into a fascinating world of details that are normally hidden to the naked eye. The simplest and most cost effective way to get reach high magnification is to reverse mount a wide angle lens. When used in reverse the 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens gives me sharp detailed images at 5X or five times life-size. Check out some of my favorite images below.



BMX Riders with the 18-35mm F1.8 Lens

With it’s introduction back in 2013, the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM | Art lens took the photography world by storm as the first wide angle zoom with a 1.8 aperture. A wide angle has it’s place in sports photography, albeit on a more limited scale than my go to sports lens, the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM lens.