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05.24.2016

Anatomy of a Ballet Photographic Session using Sigma’s 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A

© Judy Host 2016 Sigma’s 50mm F1.4DG HSM | Art | F11. s 1/125 ISO 160 Manual mode. | Photographed in Atlanta with two dancers from the Atlanta Ballet Company, Alexis Arria and Keith Justin Reeves

My passion for dancers started many years ago when I first started my photography business.  I found their passion for […]

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12.08.2015

Working with Children Video Series: Using the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lens

Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series. […]

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07.31.2015

Working with Children Video Series: Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

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Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series. […]

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06.29.2015

Working with Children Video Series: Young Children

Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series. […]

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05.29.2015

Working with Children Video Series: Toddlers

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Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series.

This episode covers babies and toddlers, including sleeping babies, smiling toddlers and more!

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04.27.2015

Working With Children Video Series: Babies and Toddlers

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Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series.

This episode covers babies and toddlers, including sleeping babies, smiling toddlers and more!

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03.23.2015

Working With Children Video Series: Introduction

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Introducing a new instructional video series from Sigma Pro Judy Host about making fantastic photographs of children, from maternity through teen years!

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03.23.2015

Working With Children Video Series: Maternity Sessions

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Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series.

This episode covers maternity sessions, for making photos before the baby arrives.

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10.03.2014

Style Choices- High Key Lighting

Almost everything we do in life is a choice. How we express ourselves, how we see objects, how we create art, all of these elements, although may be intuitive to our nature, are also choices we make.

In regards to photography, we may choose a certain kind of subject to photograph. Some of us prefer to photograph landscapes or children or weddings. Whatever the subject, it’s a choice we make, and in making those choices, we are creating a style and a look to our work.

There are several other style choices that I want to talk about in this article. They include lighting, lenses, angles, locations, props and camera settings.

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09.23.2014

The “Sweet” Light: Capturing Beautiful Portraits at Sunset

For many natural light photographers, photographing in the “Sweet Light” is the highlight of what we do. This light happens around an hour before sunset and an hour around sunrise. It’s the most beautiful, sweet and natural light of all. Timing it can sometimes be difficult, but if you allow yourself to set up your subject and get ready for the sun to start it’s decline, you will be rewarded with the prettiest of all light. It only lasts for about 20 minutes and then turns into a different kind of light, twilight, which can also be beautiful to capture. In the following images, my beautiful subject Zoe is dancing in the sweet light in Ocean Beach, California. This session was timed to capture this gorgeous light as she moved to the music in her head. Photographing with Sigma’s 24-105mm F4.0 DG (OS) HSM | A lens, I was able to create these very sharp and beautiful images. I choose to photograph wide open, at f 4.0 and use a fast shutter speed, s 1/400 to keep my images sharp, as Zoe was consistently moving. My ISO was adjusted as the light changed.

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