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Great advice on photography from leading voices. From the photo studio to the farthest reaches of the globe, learn a lot about Sigma lenses.

The Versatile 85mm F1.4 lens by Kevin Ames

Alexa John © 2011 Kevin Ames Shooting the 85mm f1.4 HSM Lots and lots of years ago, zoom lenses didn’t perform nearly as well as prime lenses. One of the first lenses I bought for my brand new Nikon F2…

You will be missed, Pinetop Perkins by Kevin Ames

One of the reasons to carry your camera with you everywhere is so you can make a photograph when the opportunity happens. Last summer I was in Austin, Texas enjoying the music of the Bluebonnets. After their set, a couple…

Shooting the Sigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens. By Kevin Ames

The Rangefinder Ad As the ad in Rangefinder magazine says “A model wearing a red gown in the sweeping architecture of Atlanta’s High Museum of Art becomes a one-of-a-kind photograph thanks to a one-of-a-kind lens the Sigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 DC…

Rangefinder Ad Photo of Tiffany by Kevin Ames

I was in L.A. recently and had a chance to visit my long time friend actor Tiffany Dupont. We’ve shot together for years before she moved from Atlanta to Hollywood and had been promising each other that we’d do it…

Eagle Rescue! by Robert O’Toole

 Each year I lead a series of photography workshops on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Our target is Bald Eagle in their natural habitat. Being in the wilderness with groups of eagles is an amazing experience and I always look…

Professional Nature Photography Tips, Tricks and Secrets: How to Make Sharp Images of Birds in Flight. by Robert O’Toole

Birds in flight are beautiful and amazing to see but they can be a challenge for the nature photographer to master. With some practice and proper technique you may find them one of your favorite subjects. Here are some important…

Professional Nature Photography Tips, Tricks and Secrets: Practice Makes Perfect. by Robert O’Toole

First of all I would like to thank Sigma for the great opportunity to share my work and some nature photography techniques. Through this blog I can share ways to improve your nature photography and most importantly enjoy your photography…

Professional Nature Photography Tips, Tricks and Secrets: Get Down and Dirty For Professional Looking Backgrounds, by Robert O’Toole

Do you ever wonder how professional photographers make those great looking wildlife images? The truth is that all you really need to get pro results is a telephoto zoom and some professional techniques.  One technique that I often use that…

Photoworld Asia 2010, By Kevin Ames

Metro Manila is the eleventh largest city in the world by population—almost 17 million people live there.  I was there to speak at PhotoWorld Asia 2010 on lighting, exposure, working in RAW and then shoot three models with unique lighting setups.…