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10.11.2016

Photographing Waterfalls: Creative Controls thru aperture and shutter speed selection

As a nature photographer and workshop leader I get to photograph a pretty awesome variety of subjects but one of my favorites has to be waterfalls. I would like to share with you some tips and techniques as well as gear choices so you can capture some stunning images of your very own.

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08.15.2016

Photographing Trains with Sigma Lenses

There’s something about the south in the spring. The dark hills giving way to green signs of life, blue skies […]

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05.19.2014

Photographing the Nighttime Landscape with Sigma’s 12-24mm lens

I have been photographing nighttime landscapes for about 20 years now capturing images of star trails like the one pictured […]

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12.30.2013

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with the Sigma 12-24mm lens

I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  I was doing some presentations in Kalamazoo […]

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11.27.2013

Sigma Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Our Pros Top Picks

For this year’s gift guide, we asked our Sigma Pros to recommend some of their favorite gear. This crew of amazingly talented and hard-working photographers each focuses on a different specialty and has their own individual style, and they’ve all got their favorite Sigma gear. Check out these great reasons why our pros choose to use Sigma lenses and cameras.

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11.19.2013

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park: a nature photographer’s mecca.

Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park have to be the premier nature photography location in the lower 48 states. Subjects range from stunning and otherworldly landscapes to abundant free roaming wildlife. The best time to visit the parks is either in early spring (June) or my favorite time of year in late September to early October as the leaves start to change. The large summer crowds are gone and the park takes on a much slower pace, as it gets ready for the approaching winter. The image above is of the Teton Range just off the outside road. This image is at first light and I used a Singh-Ray, 3 stop, reverse graduated neutral density filter to help balance the foreground with the much lighter sky and mountain range.

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08.08.2013

The Magic of Iceland

Iceland has long been on my list of photography destinations so I was very excited to finally get a chance to explore the country as well as try out the Sigma 12-24mm. The landscapes were just breathtaking and I got an opportunity to photograph the many waterfalls of the country. The lens quickly proved itself as I was able to compose and recompose quickly given that I was often very close to the falls! One of my favorites is a triple waterfall near Mt. Kirkjufell (shown above). While I normally use split neutral density filters to balance a scene, I decided instead to blend two exposures (one for the sky and one for the foreground) because of the mountain protruding on the right hand side. A split ND filter would have unnaturally darkened Mt. Kirkjufell so an exposure blend was the best option in this case.

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10.03.2012

How to create Magic: Part Two, Natural Light Portrait Photography

Just before Sun Rise I love using only natural light to create beautiful portraits.  For me it’s so wonderful to […]

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