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12.04.2015

Big Field, Big Lens – Shooting Professional Baseball with the Sigma 150-600mm Sport Lens

© 2015 Steve Chesler | Rochester Red Wings pitcher Lester Oliveros tosses a pitch to the plate against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. With the exceptional pulling power of the Sigma 150-600mm Sport lens, none of the action was out of reach.

As a member of the Sigma Pro Team, it’s always Christmas with new lenses arriving for me to play with. […]

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12.04.2015

Behind the Shot: Ski’s Eye View of Monument Valley

This photo appears in the December 2015 issue of Powder Magazine, made with the Sigma 12-24mm lens atop my car! Photo © Liam Doran / Powder Magazine

It’s a bit risky for the world’s top ski magazine to run a shot of skis travelling through the desert as the opener, but I’m glad they did…and it’s great to see a previsualized shot come to life just as you imagined it!

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11.10.2015

Boudoir Photography Session 5: One Look, Three Different Lenses

© 2015  Jen Rozenbaum

Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum uses her three favorite lenses: 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, 85mm F1.4 DG HSM and […]

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11.05.2015

The Sigma 150-600mm Sports and Contemporary lenses for Bird Photography

Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak is teaching at several events this month.

Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak discusses the strengths and differences between the two leading 150-600mm zoom lenses, the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 […]

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10.08.2015

Curious Critters at PIX 2015!

Sigma Pro David FitzSimmons with a Curious Critter live from PIX2015!

Sigma Pro David FitzSimmons gave a great presentation on his acclaimed Curious Critters book series at #PIX2015 in Seattle.

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09.17.2015

Shooting Outlaws with a Trio of Sigma Lenses

© 2015 Steve Chesler  |The Sigma 120-300 F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport lens was the perfect choice when the sun went down to capture the action without losing the needed shutter speed to stop the action.  The DIRT Sportsman Division held a 25 lap race prior to the World of Outlaw Late Models taking to the track for their 40 lap feature.

The World of Outlaw Late Model Series came to Weedsport Speedway in Upstate New York on June 23rd. A few […]

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09.15.2015

Boudoir Photography Session 4: How to Utilize Negative Space

© Jen Rozenbaum | Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

In the fourth episode of the Boudoir Photography Sessions, Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum provides great advice on what negative space […]

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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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