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12.03.2012

A Bit about Bokeh, Background Blur and Selective Focus

The holiday season is a great time to make photos with gorgeously softened backgrounds and shallow depth of field for painterly, creative, and festive results. Indoors and out, the Christmas trees bedecked with tiny lights, Menorahs, and decidedly secular seasonal displays that brighten the world each December present the perfect opportunity to experiment, explore and create. While we’ll obviously be featuring a number of Sigma lenses in this how-to, much of the information here is universal.

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11.21.2012

First Look: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Hands-On

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Photographers have been excited about the possibilities of the new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens since it was announced at Photokina. The first of the Art line in the new Sigma Global Vision, this lens is finally here. And being one of the first photographers in North America to shoot with this lens, I can tell you, it is flat-out amazing.

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11.09.2012
10.24.2012

Fan Photo of the Week: Victor Neves’ Fall Reflections

Victor Neves made this shot with his Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG in Scituate, RI.

Victor Neves used the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 plus a Neutral Density filter to make this shot of fall leaves reflecting above a waterfall.

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10.12.2012

Treat yourself to Cool Halloween Shots with these Tricks and Tips

Halloween can be an amazing time to make all sorts of cool photos. Between the Jack O’Lanterns, people of all ages in silly or scary costumes, and haunted houses, there’s something great to shoot pretty much everywhere you turn.It’s also a great time of year to throw so many of the hard and fast guidelines of photography aside and have some fun by breaking some rules, and employing some cool photo tricks to make Halloween photos that’ll turn some heads. In this blog posting, we’re going to have some fun and give you some ideas on how to capture the spirit of the season.

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10.10.2012

Fan Photo of the Week: Kellie Smirnoff’s Hint of Autumn

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This week’s Facebook Fan photo of the week was taken by Kellie Smirnoff using the 15mm F2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye […]

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09.24.2012

#59: Carrizo Plain (Part II) by Ryuichi Oshimoto

Eye Scene: Photographer, Ryuichi Oshimoto Travels with Sigma Camera & Lenses by Ryuichi Oshimoto

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09.17.2012

#58: Carrizo Plain (Part I) by Ryuichi Oshimoto

Eye Scene: Photographer, Ryuichi Oshimoto Travels with Sigma Camera & Lenses by Ryuichi Oshimoto

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09.10.2012

#57 Surrounding areas of Pinnacles National Monument (Part II) by Ryuichi Oshimoto

Eye Scene: Photographer, Ryuichi Oshimoto Travels with Sigma Camera & Lenses by Ryuichi Oshimoto

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09.04.2012

The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 Macro is Ready for Adventures

When traveling as light as possible while maximizing versatility, an all-in-one zoom lens like the new Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 is a great choice. This recently redesigned lens is built specifically for DSLRs with the smaller APS-C sensors, and now adds 1:2.9 macro capture for even more flexibility and creativity in an even more compact package than its predecessor.

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