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05.19.2016

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.

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03.30.2016

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.

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02.22.2016

Big Wave Surfing at Todos Santos Island Mexico!

This winter the El Nino weather phenomenon is creating ideal conditions for big wave surfing photography. By pure luck I […]

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02.02.2016

Can Sigma lenses help you realize your bucket list?

© 2016 Roman Kurywczak | Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary and Canon 1Dx body at 600mm f/8 for 1/1600 sec. and ISO 500 hand-held.

  Absolutely! Hawaii has always been a favorite vacation location of mine. I first visited the islands of Hawaii over […]

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01.22.2016

Blue Angels Photography with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens

Vapor Trail captured by the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports at 1/2500 F6.3 ISO 160 at 600mm on a Nikon D750 DSLR.

I was invited to shoot the annual NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show couple of months ago. I normally […]

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01.20.2016

The Rodeo with the Sigma 120-300mm Sports

© 2015 Steve Chesler

If you only had 8 seconds to shoot the perfect shot, which lens would you choose? When I had the opportunity to shoot the Attica Rodeo in Attica, NY, I immediately reached for my Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 Sport lens. I knew the action would be fast, I didn’t know what the lighting would be and there would most certainly be dirt and dust flying. The lens could handle all of it, even if the lighting was less than optimal. Fortunately, it was a beautiful late summer day, so I didn’t have any lighting curve balls thrown at me. What I wasn’t counting on being thrown at me came from a bulls rear end.

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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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04.06.2015

I Went to a Hockey Game and a Roller Derby Match Broke Out

Shooting hockey tournaments on a regular basis, I consider myself a seasoned veteran on the ins and outs of shooting hockey, such as keeping the equipment up and running in cold rinks and how to adjust for the challenging lighting situations. As experienced as I am with these, I still feel I was caught a little off guard when I agreed to shoot the Great Lakes Girls Hockey League Playoff Tournament at an outdoor twin rink complex in Buffalo in late February.

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12.18.2014

Hockey Photography: 120-300mm F2.8 DG HSM | Sports

Having been an ice hockey goalie for the last 30 years, my passion for hockey photography runs deeper than any other sport. The speed of the action along with the close quarters of the action relative to the camera create a challenging environment to shoot in. Throw in frozen fingers, pucks whizzing by your face and the occasional stick in your ear and the task becomes downright treacherous. Here are some tips to not only get better hockey images, but to also keep your equipment safe and yourself out of the emergency room.

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11.27.2014

Football Photography: 120-300mm F2.8 DG | Sports + 2.0x Teleconverter

© 2014 Steve Chesler | The Sigma 120-300 2.8 Sports lens and the Sigma 2.0X Teleconverter EX APO DG with it’s effective focal length of 360-900mm on my crop sensor D300 allowed me to capture action more than half way across the field.

There’s a chill in the air and the ground is covered with crisp Autumn leaves. It must be football season. […]

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