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01.08.2014

Anticipate the moment

©2013 Judy Host | Lens: Sigma 18-250mm | Focal length: 155mm | Aperture: f/13.0 Shutter speed: 2000 ISO 640 Manual mode Processed in Photoshop.

I think one of the most important things I’ve learned in creating imagery with an impact is to anticipate what could happen next. I do this when I’m photographing children, although I never really know what’s going to happen, I do know that something will happen.

Early December I found myself in Oahu, Hawaii on the north shore of the Island photographing the Pipeline Master’s Competition. This is an International surfing competition that is by far one of the most exciting events I’ve had an opportunity to photograph.

Using Sigma’s 18-250mm lens, I choose a very fast shutter speed at 1/2000 sec, F9.0 aperture and then compensated for additional light with an ISO of 640. These settings were all geared to make sure that my images were tact sharp and that I could stop the action while still getting an almost perfect exposure. Sigma’s 18-250 lens responded perfectly to the fast speed I was using and even from that distance, the images were crystal clear. During the early morning hours, just as the sun was coming up, my settings varied from ISO 160-640. My aperture and shutter speed also changed from F 7.1 at the lowest to my shutter speed set at a minimum of 640.

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09.11.2013

Packing Light with the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

© 2013 Liam Doran | Focusing was fast enough to capture sharp images of racers even at high speeds. Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec | Aperture: f6.3 | ISO 400 |Focal Length: 212mm

After a long winter of heavy shooting and endless travel on assignment I usually take a few weeks of late […]

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08.21.2013

Create the feeling of movement in your still images with the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 lens

© 2013 Judy Host | Keeneland Park Lexington, Kentucky USA. Lens: Sigma  18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Aperture: f 22. | Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec | ISO 200 | Focal length 37mm | Processed in PhotoShopCC

In most of my sessions, I’m always trying to stop the action of my subjects rather than show the movement. I would say the majority of my clients prefer to see sharp images of themselves and of their children. Sometimes the imagery, for me, feels a little bit static. So when I had the opportunity to photograph the Keeneland Races in Kentucky a few months ago, I decided to do something a little bit different and create some images with movement in them by slowing down my shutter speed to create the feeling of moving along with the subject. This creates a very soft image, but it still has enough detail that you can see what is happening. I found that it takes a lot of practice to get it right, or at least get close enough to create the illusion of movement. Recently, I have started to look for opportunities to do this in my work. As a professional photographer, I want to raise the bar for myself and be able to show my range of abilities by creating different effects in my work. Capturing the moment is still the most important aspect of my storytelling imagery, but how I do that is what I’m trying to change.

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11.19.2012

The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 and EF-610 DG ST Flash for Great Family Photos

Sigma’s Jared Ivy and his family made this great video demonstrating the benefits of the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM and the EF-610 DG ST flash for family photography.

Watch the video to learn about this great creativity kit offered at an amazing package price.

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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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06.15.2012

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM: First Impressions with Walter Arnold

For this shot I borrowed some brushes from local Water Color artist Sterling Edwards, who also works in acrylics. He lent me some of his brushes as well as a painter's pallet to photograph for this shoot. I laid a few of the brushes on the pallet next to a colorful dollop  of ink. After spending a good deal of time lighting the brushes with traditional lighting techniques, I broke out my trusty mag lite flashlight and used it to provide a very focused light from the side which made for a dramatic and textured image.    F22 0.4s ISO100  250mm Manual. ©2012 Walter Arnold.

Pro Photographer Walter Arnold has been shooting new ad campaign shots with the new Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM on the sly for the past few weeks. We spent a few minutes talking with him about his experiences with this amazing new superzoom. For full press release and technical specifications click here.

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05.01.2012

The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM for Fantastic Family Photography

The Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM is available in many popular lens mounts for APS-C DSLRs.

The May 2012 issues of Parenting and Popular Photography magazines feature our new advertisement for the Sigma 18-250 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM all-in-one lens featuring a lovely shot of a mother and daughter sitting together on a footbridge above a waterfall and creek in the woods. This versatile lens is a great addition to the camera kit of family photographers as it is compact, lightweight covers a great focal range, and has Optical Stabilizer for making sharp shots in low light without a tripod. To help you learn more about this nimble lens that’s as comfortable shooting wide angle landscapes and big group portraits at 18mm as well as distant birds and your little superstars in sports action, we’ve put together a cool package of blog postings to how you what this lens is all about. And if you’ve still got any questions or need more information, leave a comment here (or on any of the related stories) and we’ll try to respond as soon as we can.

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04.30.2012

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Features and Functions Demo Video

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Features and Functions Demo Video. This 13.8x all in one zoom lens is great for traveling light while being ready for making great photos from wide angle landscapes to telephoto wildlife captures.

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04.30.2012

Family Photo Tips with the Sigma 18-250mm zoom lens from Walter Arnold

The image in this advertisement is especially meaningful to photographer Walter Arnold, as the models are his new wife and stepdaughter.

Walter Arnold, the photographer who made the lovely image of his wife and stepdaughter in our recent advertisement for the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM 13.8X zoom lens featured in Parenting and Popular Photography magazines spent a few minutes talking with us about his experiences with this versatile all-in-one zoom lens. He also shares great advice for making your own amazing family memories.

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04.23.2012

Fan Photo of the Week: John Miner’s All Lined Up

© 2011 John Miner

Sigma’s Fan Photo of the Week for April 23-30 was made by photographer John Miner with his Nikon D3100 and Sigma 18-250mm multi-zoom lens.

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