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Shot with Sigma: The Last Year’s Living Room Sessions

The Last Year records their Living Room Sessions videos with the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens. R-L: From left to right: Scott Griffith, Niki Barr, BJ Kerwin, Scott Ensign.

The Last Year, an alternative rock band out of Baltimore, MD, recently launched the Living Room Sessions on their YouTube channel in advance of their new self-released album, coming soon!



Boudoir Photography Session 4: How to Utilize Negative Space

© Jen Rozenbaum | Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

In the fourth episode of the Boudoir Photography Sessions, Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum provides great advice on what negative space […]



Sigma Art Lenses for Razor Sharp Detail

A raindrop hangs from a leaf as seen through the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens wide open at F1.4. 1/200 F1.4 ISO 400 on a Canon EOS 6D. The focal point is sharp and crisp, while the depth of field is ridiculously shallow.

Sigma Art lenses are renowned for razor-sharp detail on the focal plane, even at widest apertures.



How to Photograph Your Dog: 2 – The ALMOST Perfect Picture

What I’m hearing from readers is this: In your dog blog, don’t tell us how to take professional pet portraits; […]



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 […]



How to utilize 5 lenses for a boudoir shoot

The area around the bed is very tight in my studio so I almost always use the 50mm. It allows me to get full body shots and close up shots with ease.  © 2014 Jen Rozenbaum | Lens: 50mm | Aperture: F3.5 | Shutter speed: 1/125 sec

There is one question that is asked of me most often when I am teaching photography. That question is “Which lens is your favorite”? That’s such a terribly difficult question for me to answer. Lenses are like children, I love them all and hate to play favorites.

All kidding aside, I carry 5 lenses with me everywhere I go. Sigma’s 35mm F1.4, 50mm F1.4, 85mm F1.4, 24-70mm F2.8 and the 70-200mm F2.8. Most of my boudoir shoots are done in studio. My studio is very small (about 10’x10’) so I most often shoot with my 50mm due to size constraints. What if I want to take my client out to the rooftop though? (I’m bringing out the 70-200mm for that!) or into the vestibule (only the 24-70mm will do there). I would be unprepared without the other lenses.



Prime Time: Focus on Fixed Focal Length Lenses

A ring of beach rocks seen through the Sigma 15mm EX DG HSM Diagonal Fisheye with the horizon line near the center of the frame.

Prime lenses are designed for exceptional imaging at a single focal length. Unlike zoom lenses that easily span a given focal range and variable field of view with a twist of the zoom ring, the field of view and focal length remains constant. If you want to take in less of the surroundings with a given prime lens, you’ve got to physically move closer, and to take in more of the scene, you’ve got to back up. But of course, as you move, the angle of view remains the same all the while.



The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art: Another Look at this Amazing Lens

It was just about a year ago that the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens was announced at Photokina 2012 as part of the Sigma Global Vision. And what a year it has been for this amazing wide, fast prime! This lens quickly won the hearts of both technical reviewers and creative photographers around the world for its amazing optical performance even wide open at F1.4, its design and build, and of course, its incredibly competitive street price.



Why the New Lens Mount Conversion Service is Great for Photographers

Many times I’ve been asked on Facebook and elsewhere if it is possible for a photographer to keep their favorite Sigma lens and get a lens mount swap after making the decision to switch from one camera to the next, and now, finally, I can answer them with the answer they (and I) want to hear! As of September 2, 2013, owners of lenses in Sigma’s line of the Sigma Global Vision lenses: Art, Sports, and Contemporary, can now send their lenses in for a mount swap. This is a paid service, and lenses will be shipped to our Aizu, Japan factory for the mount conversion



The 35mm f1.4: A Creative Take on Travel Photography

This past December I had the chance to explore the desert with the New Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art Series lens.  […]