First photo walk with the Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art

The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art is one of the longest telephoto prime lenses I have ever shot photos with. During this first photo walk with the new lens I had to take a couple of steps back a number of times, because I was to close and more than half of the motif was missing. ...

North Korea unfiltered

There is hardly any place in the world of which we know as little as North Korea. Although the country under the rule of dictator Kim Jong-un is in the news almost weekly, there is hardly any information about how life in North Korea really looks like for its inhabitants. Maybe this is the reason ...

Hey guys,  Today I’d like to show you some YouTube channels which, in my opinion, offer some very informative and interesting videos about photography and image editing! To all people and fashion fans I recommend Jessica Kobeissi. This young photographer from Detroit regularly shares “behind-the-scenes”-videos of her shootings, which have often inspired me for my ...

Pros and Cons of Sigma sd Quattro‘s SFD Mode

The SFD mode is one of the most important features introduced with the Sigma sd Quattro. It is a kind of multiple exposure feature, which captures 7 X3F files, which then get converted into a single X3I file. Just like X3F files the X3I file can be developed in Sigma Photo Pro, whereby you can ...

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art vs. SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

Hey guys, Today it’s time again to compare two lenses I enjoy using a lot. It may be a somewhat untypical comparison, however, I’d still like to do it. Both lenses I want to compare are quite different and both have their clear advantages on which I will also briefly focus. The comparison shall be ...

Alfra Martini – Cats as cover star doubles

The cat fans among you have surely heard of it already, all others may still be thrilled by the photos taken by American photographer Alfra Martini. The idea of restaging famous cover pictures with kittens clearly counts among those ideas I’d categorize as “Why haven’t I thought about this before?” Martini’s project “The Kitten Covers“ ...

Welcome back, David Lachapelle!

As I’ve already shown you in my article on Oliviero Toscani, I’m pretty much interested in the art of commercial photography. The comeback of the Italian scandal photographer really was a highlight and I’m looking forward a lot to the fresh breeze he will hopefully blow into the advertising industry. Another photographer who (not only) ...

It’s Christmas time – 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

Hey guys, It’s was that time again: The 24th window of our Advent calendar has been opened. Since the evening of the 23th of December I’ve been with my family to make the 24th of December something real special. In the morning we celebrated my dad’s birthday with a big breakfast, because in our home ...

“Things that annoy me about photography“ or “The flood of pictures“  

Facebook, Instagram etc. have made it possible to create selfies. And this kind of taking pictures is used and shared in an unforeseen way. This has led to billions of images produced without any clear idea behind them.

Attention: Something to win once again!

 This year SIGMA continues its tradition once again and raffles a participation ticket for a great photo safari. The winning participant will get the chance of shooting unforgettable photos of different impressive wildlife animals on a daily basis with lenses that will be rented. In the past few years the destinations of the photo safaris ...

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