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04.17.2017

Samy’s Mother’s Day Sale

Demo day at Fairfax location on May 11th. Sale promotions will be available at all Samy’s locations May 11-17. Look […]

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04.14.2017

Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild

Regular meeting of the Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild.  Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak will be presenting his ” Paradigm Shift ” […]

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12.29.2016

Winter Photography Tips and Tricks

Cold weather winter photography can be very rewarding. From snow-blanketed landscapes, to action sports, the Sigma bloggers are braving the elements to make stunning images. With a little practice, foresight, and preparation, there’s a whole frozen world to be documented with Sigma lenses!

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06.21.2016

A Paradigm Shift in Birding Photography at Optic 2016

If you are interested in a crash-course in pro-caliber bird and wildlife photography, you can’t go wrong with this great presentation from Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak from B&H’s Optic 2016.

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02.03.2015

How to Photograph Your Dog: 7 – A Matter of Perspective

With deep snow covering the hills here in Ohio, I couldn’t resist taking Rowan out for a romp in the white and fluffy. Grabbing a rope toy for Rowan to retrieve, we headed out to a nearby field.

My goal was to take action photos, high speed images of Rowan racing through the snow. Rowan’s ‘fox red’ coat looks especially good in early- or late-day sun, so, I took her out to a hilltop where the last golden rays were lighting things up. Generally speaking, dog action shots require shutter speeds of at least, say, 1/1000 second. That means that strong sun, medium to wide apertures, and medium to high ISO settings are often best.

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02.02.2015

Why Circular Polarizers Still Matter

Why circular polarizers still matter: A high quality circular polarizer is still one of the most important accessories for any photographer’s bag. And the new Sigma Weather-resistant Circular Polarizers offer incredible performance, weather-tough design, and a fantastically upgraded case with grip arcs that keep the filters from rattling around in the bag.

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11.25.2014

How to get Published in Outdoor Sports Magazines

Ski photographer Liam Doran offers tips for breaking into adventure sports photography for the biggest magazines.

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10.06.2014

Taking Creative Control: Understanding Aperture and F/Stops

Of the three main variables relating to creative and artistic control on DSLR and compact interchangeable cameras–aperture, shutter speed and ISO– aperture control, is for many beginners, the most difficult to grasp. Have no fear, we’re here to help. Learning how and when to select a wide or narrow aperture unleashes the creative and expressive potential of your camera’s lenses.

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09.17.2014

New York Whale Watching with the Sigma 150-500mm

New York Whale Watching with the Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 lens. Top tips for capturing great photos of humpback whales off New York City.

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09.02.2014

Somewhat Secret Superpowers of Camera lenses

The greatest thing about interchangeable camera lenses is the variety of optical designs, from ultrawide to supertelephoto and everything in between, that offer an incredible amount of variety for visual expression, creativity, and optical performance optimized for different photographic situations. And while it may be sometimes completely and totally obvious what types of photography a certain lens excels at—for example, everyone knows that Macros are designed to capture close-up details; telephoto lenses are great for long-reach wildlife and sports from the sidelines—many styles of camera lenses have lesser-known secret superpowers that can be called upon to make a photo. Let’s take a look!

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