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07.01.2013

Introducing No Fear Photography

Welcome to the newest section of our blog, No Fear Photography! We’re here to help photographers learn to make the most of their cameras, to take creative control, to explore, and capture amazing images all along the way.

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07.02.2012

Fireworks and Bright Lights in the Night for the Fourth of July and Beyond by Jack Howard

The fundamentals of making great fireworks photos remain the same today as back in the film days when I made this shot on Dec 31, 1999 with my trusty Sigma 17-35 F2.8-4.0 Ultrawide zoom on a Canon EOS A2 loaded with Kodak Vericolor ISO 100 film. I had originally set myself up on the boardwalk above the sand, but as more and more people showed up, there was serious bounce in the boards, so I moved to the sand instead. Looking at the stillness of the silhouetted people in the frame, you can tell these were a lot of rockets launched at the same time, with a relatively short (1-2 second) exposure.

The fourth of July means many things, and for photographers, one of the most exciting and challenging aspects of this holiday is capturing amazing photos of fireworks. The bright lights in the night paint the sky with multi-colored flames in a way that can be spectacular to witness and capture with your camera. And while it may seem that fireworks–and articles about how to capture fireworks with your DSLR–only appear for a few nights in early July, there are actually tons of nights from coast to coast all summer long when the skies are illuminated with fireworks.

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03.01.2012

Why Upgrading to the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM is a Wise Business Decision

For APS-C shooters, the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM is a gigantic leap upwards in terms of overall performance compared to the variable aperture standard zoom kit lenses shipped with so many DSLRs.

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02.01.2012

Guest Pro: Corbin Crimmins shares amazing ski shots and winter photography tips!

Here’s a small sampling of Corbin Crimmin’s great ski and winter photography, along with great tips that will help you learn from this elite ski shooter, whether your winter shoot is at a big ski resort with your friends, or even at the smallest of sled hills with your little kids.

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04.26.2011

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM: Hands-on Advice. by Jack Howard

Jack Howard offers tips for working with the Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM lens for both interior and exterior architecture, people, and landscapes.

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03.14.2011

Hi, I’m Jack Howard, and I’m working for Sigma now. It’s nice to meet you all!

Sigma’s new Web Editor, Jack Howard, talks about his background as a photographer, and long experience with Sigma gear, and invites readers to submit questions and suggestions for features.

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