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Portrait Photography at Noon: How to Conquer Harsh, Direct Sunlight

© 2013 Lindsday Adler | Lens: Sigma 85mm 1.4 | Camera: Canon 5D Mark III | ISO: 100 | Aperture:  f/2.8 | Shutter speed:  1/1000sec

Shooting a portrait at high noon can be an intimidating thing for many of us. The light is harsh, contrasty and unflattering. Furthermore, the light in the scene creates unsightly overexposed highlights and deep underexposed shadows. The ‘dynamic range’ of this scene is too much to capture all of the tones in a single frame.

Of course, it’s easier to just avoid high noon for portraits, but sometimes the situation is unavoidable. Don’t worry! You don’t need to bring tons of flashes or studio strobes on location or any expensive equipment to save the shot!



Be Smarter Than Your Camera: Backlight Photography

©2013 Lindsay Adler | Lens: Sigma 85mm 1.4 | Camera: Canon 5D Mark III | ISO: 800 | Aperture:  f/2.2 Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec

When our camera reads the light in a scene, its trying to give us an ‘average’ or middle grey exposure. […]



Welcome to the New Sigma Website!

Welcome to the redesigned website of Sigma Corporation of America. Over the past several month, our team has been hard at work to redesign, refresh, upgrade, and refine the overall look, feel, and user experience on our website. Take a look around and you’ll see our focus is on ease of navigation, with a very image-forward design. Photography is our business–our only business, and that focuse shows in our redesign philosophy.



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.



Ghost Town Fashion Shoot: Simplifying My Kit by Lindsay Adler

Caption: Here I have established the scene by having one of the models out in the desert. I wanted to give a feeling of desolation and loneliness. For this reason I had the model alone, appearing to look for someone in the distance. I included cactus in the frame and the mountains behind her in order to give that feeling of isolation. I also used a piece of plastic in front of the lens to create lensflare (to give the appearance of heat).  Lens: Sigma 50mm 1.4 | Camer: 5D Mark 2 | ISO 200 | Aperture 2.2 | Shutter speed 1/800 sec | No tripod | Lensflare tool (plastic) on left side | ©2012 Lindsay Adler

I love shooting in striking locations because it helps to add another level of visual interest to my images. The […]



Fashion Flair 1950 Engagement Shoot: 4 Lens Solution by Lindsay Adler

Lens: 50mm 1.4 | Camera: Canon 5D Mark II | Focal Length: 50mm | ISO: 800 | Aperture: 2.0 | Shutter speed: 1/8000 sec

I carry a variety of lenses in my kit. These lenses give me versatility and flexibility, and provide me a […]



The Lighter Side and Darker Side of Beauty Light by Lindsay Adler

© 2012 Lindsay Adler

There is no such thing as ‘beauty light’. Beauty light can be soft and glowing. Beauty light can be dark […]



3 Tips for Dynamic Female Poses by Lindsay Adler

To create dynamic poses you might consider adding negative space, using triangles and introducing movement to the photos. Image Technicals- Lens: Sigma 50mm 1.4 |  5D Mark 2 | Aperture:  f/6.3 | Shutter speed: 1/100 sec | ISO 100

Posing can certainly be one of the more challenging aspects of portrait photography. There are many ‘rules’ to posing and […]



Lighting with Purpose by Lindsay Adler

When you light a subject for a portrait or fashion image, you should be critical about what you are trying […]