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11.02.2014

Fast Glass and High Speed Sync: A Striking Combo

When shooting on location, I often enjoy shooting at very wide apertures to give me a painterly blur in the […]

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12.23.2013

New Gear Checklist: Making the Most of Brand New Lens, Cameras and other Photo Gadgetry

Whether unwrapped as a surprise under the Christmas tree, or purchased with gift cards to take advantage of the great seasonal pricing on all sorts of photo-related gear and gadgetry this time of year, it’s a known fact that many photographers will be finding themselves the proud owners of new lenses, cameras, bags and accessories right around now. And whatever piece of new gear it is, it’s always important to check it out and run it through its paces before heading out to make a once-in-a-lifetime photo, to make sure you, the proud new owner, are both familiar with the gear, and ensure everything is working as it should.

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10.10.2013

How to Control Extremely High Contrast Scenes

©2013 Robert O'Toole | Female crab spider on Cosmos. South Coast Botanical Gardens, RPV, California. Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 OS macro lens | Nikon D800E | Shutter speed: 1/200 sec | Aperture:  f/8 | ISO 200. Monopod and Jobu tilt head. Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Speedlight in manual mode 1/5 power with diffuser.

Photographing in the field in contrasty harsh light is something every photographer has to deal with. This is a technique that I use for those difficult high contrast situations. For a more natural looking image you need to take control of the light to handle the light and dark tones in a high contrast image.

It is important to understand the problem with high contrast scenes. Exposing for the light tones will cause the darker tones to underexpose and exposing for the darks will result in blown out highlights.

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11.19.2012

The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 and EF-610 DG ST Flash for Great Family Photos

Sigma’s Jared Ivy and his family made this great video demonstrating the benefits of the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM and the EF-610 DG ST flash for family photography.

Watch the video to learn about this great creativity kit offered at an amazing package price.

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11.30.2011

Must Have Accessories for the Holidays

Sigma Pro Photographer, Dave FitzSimmons shares his secrets to attaining the perfect photograph using Sigma accessories. It’s the small things that count! Accessories can offer new creative possibilities for a photographer, whether an accomplished pro or even a neophyte. They offer an inexpensive way to improve your photography.

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11.28.2011

What’s on your wish list?

Head on over to Sigma Corporation of America’s Facebook page this holiday season for a chance to win your choice of amazing Sigma lenses, cameras, and flashes in our “Dear Sigma” contest!

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09.26.2011

Sigma’s Flash lineup offers big bang for the bucks

by Jack Howard Everyone knows that Sigma makes great lenses at amazing prices, and everyone knows about the cool lineup […]

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09.08.2011

Professional Macro Flash Photography Tips by Robert O’Toole

One of the best ways to improve your macro images is by using flash. I never do any handheld macro […]

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