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Why the 24-105mm F4 | A Is THE Ideal Wedding Lens

© 2015 Jim Schmelzer

It can be a challenge to think of some great images when photographing weddings. I have a couple signature images I always love though.

One if them is the Bride sitting on her bed holding her wedding dress. First, I have her sit on the bed and cross her ankles. I then bring the dress up to her and have her hold it. I always make sure the dress is all smoothed out and fixed nicely. I place her bouquet in a vase next to the bed for accent. I like to try and suggest clothing for the Bride when doing this pose, as jeans are not classy enough.




© 2015 Kevin Ames

What’s bright, gives wonderful, round bokeh and is perfect for portraits, sports, street and product photography? Give up?

It’s Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens. This beauty fits on both full frame and cropped sensor cameras.

The ideal portrait focal length is said to be twice to two and a half times the normal focal length. So before diving into the 85 let’s take a look at focal length and what it means in regards to sensor size. First, here’s a definition or two.



The Four Crucial Shots for Boudoir Photography

© 2014 Jen Rozenbaum | Lens: 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art | Shutter speed: 1/40 sec | Aperture: F2.8 | ISO: 200

Over and over again I am asked how to get boudoir images that are a guaranteed sell. For me, it’s […]



How to Recognize Good Posing

Posing is hard. It’s even harder to pose a boudoir client since she is usually not wearing much. No clothes, no where to hide! So how do you know a good pose when you see it? Let me show you some examples.



One-Two Editorial Punch: Sigma 24-105mm F4.0 and Sigma 70-200mm F2.8

© 2014 Lindsay Adler | Lens: Sigma 24-105mm 4.0 | Focal Length: 38mm | Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec | Apeture: f/4.0 | ISO 100

When I shoot fashion editorials for magazines, I am shooting a series of images to tell a story. In 6-10 […]



Shooting in Small Spaces

© 2014 Jennifer Rozenbaum

Whether you are shooting boudoir photography in a big city, or a small town, you must know how to make the most of shooting in small spaces. Whether it’s a studio, hotel room, or a clients home, being creative in a small space can sometimes be a challenge.



Fast Glass and High Speed Sync: A Striking Combo

When shooting on location, I often enjoy shooting at very wide apertures to give me a painterly blur in the […]



The 24-105mm Art Lens: A Storytellers Dream

©  2014 Melanie Myhre

Photography for me is more than creating a pretty picture. It’s about telling a story and transporting the viewer to another time and place. The idea that anything is possible if you can dream it is a re-occurring inspiration in my work.  If I can create and capture a fantastical scene in our own reality without compositing in Photoshop, I feel that I have succeeded in preserving a little wonder and hope in our world, even if that scene existed for just a brief moment.



Desert Fashion Editorial: 24-105mm F4 DG Art. When a One-Lens Solution is a Must-Have!

©  2014 Lindsay Adler | Sigma 24-105mm 4.0 at 87mm | Shutter speed: 1/160sec | Aperture: f/4.0  | ISO 100

Earlier this year I took an expedition into the giant sand dunes outside of Dubai to shoot a fashion editorial for Zink Magazine. This was a shoot I had been anticipating for quite sometime, as it was the type of work I always dreamed of shooting. I would be in an exotic location with an incredible team on my side, beautiful model, and freedom to create striking images. It truly was a dream shoot made into a reality.

On the first day of shooting we took the vehicles deep into the dunes, passing camels and leaving the nearest town and signs of life far behind. As we approach the gathering of dunes I was amazed as they towered like mountains above the SUVs. Seeing the model first stand into front of the dunes, she appeared like a speck before their grand size.