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08.28.2017

Meg Loeks: Camera Mom and Sigma Fan

Meg Loeks is an extremely talented portrait/lifestyle photographer. Through the photos on her personal Instagram account, we are able to watch her beautiful 3 boys grow up, and experience the beauties of their small rural town. Her photos display a touching mix of comfort as well as spontaneity and adventure.

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04.05.2017

The Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG Art: A First-Look

The Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art lens gets a first test by Portrait Expert Ryan Brown.

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10.20.2016

Sigma’s Magnificent 85mm 1.4 Art Lens

I had the opportunity to photograph with Sigma’s brand new 85mm 1.4 DG HSM Art lens a few days ago […]

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08.18.2016

Beach Portrait Shoot with Sigma’s 50mm F1.4 Art and 50-100mm F1.8 Art

As a portrait photographer with clients all over the country, when I’m packing my bags to travel one of the […]

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08.16.2016

Photographing the African American Cowboy with 24-35mm F2 Art lens

I shoot a lot of portraits. My work for magazines, annual reports, advertising and personal projects has relied on portraiture […]

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08.19.2015

How to Shoot in Direct Sunlight

Shooting on location in the middle of the day can make controlling the sunlight very difficult. I have chosen my canon 5D mk iii. So if I want to shoot with flash off camera to control the bright sun I’m limited to a x sync of 1/200 of a second. This is going to make my aperture F16 and that is too much depth of field for my preference. I don’t like to use ND filters to open up my aperture because they make it difficult to see through the camera. I could use high-speed sync but this technique is flawed by the fact that the flash is at its lowest power as it pulses across the chip. Also, it would never give me enough power to overpower the sun in the middle of the day, so I only use this technique on cloudy days.

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