The Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art lens gets a first test by Portrait Expert Ryan Brown.
Great portraits are not just made with a great camera or a great lens. There are several elements that need to be considered when creating portraits. Here are some of the most vital elements to consider.
I had the chance to explore the desert with the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art Series lens. About 30 miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada lies a town that is not on any maps. Nelson, Nevada is a former gold mining town in Eldorado Canyon. Filled with old cars, trucks, gas pumps, and barns, this was the perfect place to give the new 35mm lens a workout.
Inspiration is everything in photography. Most photographers didn’t get into photography because we loved sitting behind a computer or because we loved sitting in a darkroom. We got into photography because we saw something that inspired us. Whether that was a National Geographic Magazine article that took us first-hand into some remote part of the world or because we grew up next to a father or grandfather that taught us about the craft, there was something that inspired us.
In the last few weeks I have had the chance to travel with Sigma’s 18-35mm F1.8 lens to New Jersey, Las Vegas and Chicago. The lens was put through the tests on a Canon 7D, 50D, and 60D. I was so intrigued by the lens that as a full-frame shooter, I went and found a cropped sensor camera just to use it. It was well worth it.
The Sigma team was in Pasadena, California for the annual Professional Photographers of California for their Pro Photo Expo. The weather was great and the temperature was hot both outside and on the tradeshow floor in the 30-foot Sigma booth. The wonderful model Jennie was on-site for the 3-day show for photographers to try out any of the Sigma lenses or the Sigma dp Quattro cameras.
The Sigma dp Quattro series of cameras is a great camera for a number of reasons. Not only is the camera one of the sharpest digital cameras on the market, but also purists will love it for its true film like qualities.
If you have ever photographed a classic Hasselblad camera, then the square format (1:1 aspect ratio) will feel natural as well as be a throwback. With this you don’t need to worry about portrait or landscape orientations. Just leave a little room to crop and you are good to go.
The holiday season is upon us. In Arlington, Texas the beginning of the holiday season is marked in the photography industry by an all-out public photographic event called the DFW Expo. Held at the Arlington Convention Center, the event is…
This past December I had the chance to explore the desert with the New Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art Series lens. About 30 miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada lies a town that is not on any maps. Nelson, Nevada is…