Stephen Michaels
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Stephen Michaels is a bird and wildlife photographer. Stephen’s love of being creative started with music, studying jazz-rock guitar at the prestigious Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, leading to a lifetime career of recording, touring and working in the music industry. In 2016, Stephen picked up his first DSLR camera, spending nearly 2 years learning photography essentials and birding behaviors with former Kowa & Swarovski Photo Ambassador Kevin Bolton. Stephen travels throughout the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York State and Pennsylvania with a goal of achieving a unique composition of showcasing behavior and personality when photographing birds. Stephen’s photographs have appeared on, USA Today, and won 'Fairway Markets” Best Photo Award in 2013. Stephen uses all Sigma lenses for his photography, alternating between the Sigma Sports 150-600, Sigma Contemporary 150-600, and the new Sigma Sports 60-600mm to accomplish his photography needs.

Birding in New Jersey: Catching Warblers with Sigma Supertelephoto Zoom Lenses

If you live in New Jersey, you’ve heard all the jokes, everything from “What Exit?” to all the Snooki wisecracks, but here’s the real ‘situation’: New Jersey is one of the best locations for bird watching in the United States,…