Close Encounters with Bears using Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 Sports

If you are into outdoor photography, I suggest you check out Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska on your next trip. Here are few of my favorite moments and highlights from this summer that will give you an idea…

South Africa Photo Safari with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports

The stiffness in my back and legs from 15 hours in coach was a small price to pay considering I was on my way to photographic heaven. My flight was taking me non-stop from Atlanta all the way to Johannesburg…

Japan Photo Tour, Part II: Snow Monkeys

What is it about snow monkeys that brings people from all over the world back year after year? After all the famous snow monkey park is pretty small and can get crowded but being able to see the snow monkeys close up and interacting and with one another, and sometimes with people, is really an experience you wont forget. But above all else I think that the young monkeys and their non stop energy are really the biggest attractions at the park.

Japan Photo Tour Part I: Tokyo

We just recently returned from an awesome 30+ day tour of Japan and the people, food, opportunities, and sights were all amazing, it seemed like there was always a surprise or something new around every corner.

During my winter wildlife tour we visit a few different areas of Japan but before that tour officially begins we had the chance to spend a few days in and around the greater Tokyo area doing street shooting and visiting some of the most photogenic tourist hotspots. This post features some of my favorite images from around Tokyo.

High-Magnification Macro Photography with the 24mm F1.4 Art

High Magnification Macro Photography reaches into a fascinating world of details that are normally hidden to the naked eye. The simplest and most cost effective way to get reach high magnification is to reverse mount a wide angle lens. When used in reverse the 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens gives me sharp detailed images at 5X or five times life-size. Check out some of my favorite images below.

Big Wave Surfing at Todos Santos Island Mexico!

This winter the El Nino weather phenomenon is creating ideal conditions for big wave surfing photography. By pure luck I was offered space on a charter boat that was going to be out in the lineup during a big wave…

Cross fox in Katmai, Alaska with the Sigma 150-600mm Sports

Imagine one of finest places in the world for photography, filled with a vast system of mountains, lakes, and hundreds of miles of wild and untamed rivers and streams. A home for brown bear, eagles, fox, and wolves. Thankfully Katmai is visited by only a small number of people each year. Maybe the fact that this place is not reachable by car has something to do with it, but about only twenty to thirty thousand people visit this area of over four million plus acres each year.

Brown Bears and the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

Exactly what makes Katmai Alaska such a special place for wildlife photographers? After all huge storms routinely sweep in from the gulf of Alaska with little warning and the animals, from the tiniest of insects to the largest bear, are…

The Sigma 150-600mm Sports On the North Shore of Oahu

Hawaii and the north shore of Oahu has to be one of the greatest places on the planet for the size consistency and quality of the surf. In December I was lucky to be there with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for a chance to shoot one of the first real swells of the 2014-2015 winter.

The lens is really is one of the best lenses I have ever used in Hawaii. Handheld or on a tripod this lens performs. Check out some of my favorite images from this trip below. If you have any questions or comments be sure to share ’em in the comments section.

Insect Macro Photography with the Sigma 150mm F2.8 DG Macro Lens

Earlier this year I was lucky to be able escape the winter time temps at home and make a quick getaway to Asia. My stopover is located close to the equator and only has one season, hot and humid, with temps averaging 87 degrees year round with lots of rain. This might sound unpleasant but for insects and plants its just about perfect. The macro photography opportunities in equatorial Asia are almost mind boggling sometimes!