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Sigma Pros Jen Rozenbaum and Judy Host share their Valentine’s day vision with the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens.

Aperture: f 1.4 | Shutter speed: 1/500sec | ISO 600 | manual mode

Aperture: f 1.4 | Shutter speed: 1/500sec | ISO 600 | manual mode

by Judy Host

For portrait photographers who are always looking for ways to create artistic images, the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG Art lens is the perfect lens to accomplish your vision.

Photographing at F1.4 about four feet from my subject, I am able to focus in my subject’s eyes while her face, skin, nose and eyebrows have that beautiful soft fall off from the open aperture.  Her lips, which are the same distance to my lens as her eyes, are also sharp. The rose is slightly out of focus because it is closest to the lens.  I love this effect and it’s a wonderful technique to use to soften skin tones and enhance the eyes. This image was created at f 1.4 s 1/500 ISO 600 using natural light, manual mode and hand held.

There is beauty in simplicity. A simple red rose symbolizes love, passion and the fragrance of remembered experiences.


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by Jen Rozenbaum

Valentine’s day is a great holiday for Boudoir, but don’t be confused. It’s not always about lace and lingerie! Ask your clients what they are most comfy dressing in. Even a slouchy tee can be super sexy. For some added fun, try an action pose. Blowing a kiss is one of my favorites.

The photos above were both shot with the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG Art lens, the newest addition to the Sigma line-up. The lens is fast, super sharp (even at F1.4) and with minimal distortion, it’s a perfect portrait lens for boudoir. Happy Valentine’s day to all!

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