The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens is revolutionary. Never before has a zoom of this range been produced with a continuous, super-bright f/1.8 aperture. What’s even more amazing is that this groundbreaking optic exudes luxury in its build and performance and produces absolutely spectacular, tack-sharp images, even at f/1.8.
In my last photo dog blog, I demonstrated how Sigma’s newest prime, the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art lens, […]
We loaded Rowan in the Suby and headed down to Pleasant Hill Lake, which was swelling higher and higher with spring rain. A lakeside campground had become partially inundated with water—a great place to let our pooch swim.
I dialed up my D800E to ISO 1600, which, in the late day sun, allowed me to shoot at f/8 at 1/2000 second. This gave me moderately strong depth-of-field and a shutter speed fast enough to stop Rowan running, splashing, and swimming as she retrieved sticks.
This week I point my camera toward a smaller breed. It’s one that’s popular with budget-minded pet owners. Today we’ll photograph wiener dogs, a German breed that dates back to at least 13th Century.
Initially I intended to photograph a neighbor’s wiener dog, but, the truth is, our family fell in love with these diminutive beauties, so we bought one. Or, more precisely, we bought a whole pack of them.
To begin my portrait project, I decided that I wanted to create some high key Curious Critters
Winter in Ohio has been splendid this year…if, of course, you like cold weather and snow. Rowan, our fox red […]
After a brisk cross-country ski with our fox red Lab pup Rowan, I decided to take a few snowy mug […]
With deep snow covering the hills here in Ohio, I couldn’t resist taking Rowan out for a romp in the white and fluffy. Grabbing a rope toy for Rowan to retrieve, we headed out to a nearby field.
My goal was to take action photos, high speed images of Rowan racing through the snow. Rowan’s ‘fox red’ coat looks especially good in early- or late-day sun, so, I took her out to a hilltop where the last golden rays were lighting things up. Generally speaking, dog action shots require shutter speeds of at least, say, 1/1000 second. That means that strong sun, medium to wide apertures, and medium to high ISO settings are often best.
The temps here in Ohio have dropped to below freezing, and a beautiful blanket of snow covers the ground—the perfect […]