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09.17.2013

Exercise your Creativity with Prime Lenses

© 2013 Kevin Ames | Lens: 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Shutter speed: 1/125 sec | Aperture: F11 | ISO: 100

More and more I find my self shooting one of three Sigma prime focal length lenses in the studio… the 50mm f/1.4, the 85mm f/1.4 and the 150mm f/2.8 OS macro. I noticed that zooms were making me a bit lazy. Hey! It’s a lot easier to twist a zoom ring that it is to move a 300 pound studio stand even if it is on wheels. So why do I do it? A couple of reasons. Perspective, perspective, perspective. I shoot full frame Canon cameras. Their normal focal length is almost 50mm. That’s about the same angle of view as we see with our eyes. I use the 50 mainly for full length photographs.

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07.31.2013

Macro-licious and more…

© 2013 Kevin Ames

Macro lenses are for making pictures of bugs, watch parts, coins, jewelry and other tiny stuff. Right? Well not necessarily. Recently one of my model buddies wanted some beauty photographs that mimic Cover Girl makeup ads. We gathered one Friday morning at my studio and went to work. I set up an evenly lit white background using V-Flats while Hope had her makeup done by Kristen White.

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06.03.2013

Moving Art Part II

© 2013 Kevin Ames. A timber poking out of the sand is all that’s left from a lost structure. I was making this photo with my Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 HSM when the waves hit it creating a fantail. Lens: 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM | Exposure mode: Manual |Focal length: 51mm | Shutter speed: 1/125 sec | Aperture: f8 | ISO: 100

My last post tells the story of the power of the ocean. This one looks at the same power in […]

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05.13.2013
01.03.2013

CES 2013: New Gear, Software and more from Las Vegas!

CES 2013 is underway in Las Vegas, and the biggest news out of Sigma’s Booth #7904 at LVCC Center Hall is, of course, the just-announced Sigma DP3 Merrill and the new Monochrome mode in Sigma Photo Pro 5.5, and the upcoming release dates of the new Sigma 120-300mm Sports lens and the 17-70mm Contemporary Lens.

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