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First images taken with my Sigma SD Quattro

Yes, you read that right, my Sigma SD Quattro has arrived and I’ve already had a chance to take some photos with Sigma’s very first “EVIL”. It’s too early to go into everything that was changed or improved in comparison with the SD1 Merrill. We are talking about a change of concept, from a DSLR ...

Once upon a time … Fairytale images by Katarzyna and Marcin Owczarek

Fairytales have always counted among my favorite stories. No matter how grown up I became, fantasy and fairytale stuff has always kept fascinating me. The lack of all logic, endless possibilities and unlimited creativity and inspiration are probably the aspects that fascinate me so much about fairytales. Speaking animals, enchanted princes, surprising turning points we ...

Talent vs. equipment?

Probably we’ve all experienced this: People who after a first glimpse at our photos immediately ask which camera we use. If you name a camera with a good reputation or even only a known manufacturer, they will nod approvingly and say things like, “Oh well, of course, if you’ve got such an expensive camera, you’ll ...

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The ZEISS Photography Award: “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories“

“Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories“. This title already implies that the third ZEISS Photography Award is most likely to present us some very special creations. There are no limits to the creativity of the photographers as the organizers of the award even emphasized that the topic “Untold Stories” could, or to be more exact, it ...

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There’s a rumor going around

At the next PDN PhotoPlus Expo , which will take place from 26 to 28 October 2017 in New York, the lens manufacturer SIGMA will show its full range of Global Visio lenses, cine lenses as well as SD Quattro and Quattro H cameras. However, the company will also announce a totally new lens to ...

The interplay of painting and photography

Hey everyone! Today I want to take you on a little tour through the history of Arts. In this post I’ll focus on the beginnings of photography and its interplay with the art of painting. Since the advent of photography around 1830, photographers and painters considered themselves competitors. Nevertheless there were always mutual influences. In ...

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher are a well-known German couple of photographers, famous for their black and white photographs of timber frame constructions and industrial buildings. Together they also founded a school of photography in Düsseldorf. From a very young age Bernd and Hilla have been highly interested in photography and creative arts. Hilla became a ...

Sigma Rumors: was the Panasonic Leica 12mm F1.4 designed by Sigma?

We photographers have known for quite some time that the content doesn’t necessarily correspond to what it says on the label. After all renowned companies, such as Leica and Hasselblad, have been selling cameras made by other companies under their own brand for years. The situation regarding lenses is a bit different: companies, which don’t ...

Lens Review: The Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM

Since I love taking pictures under hazy light conditions and due to a lack of shades and soft contrasts, I decided to borrow a SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens for one day and test it along with my Canon EOS 80D camera. The location for my review was Vienna’s Karlsplatz. As I’m pretty ...

From a bird’s eye view over a creative table

Taking pictures of food with your smartphone, finding the right position for your coffee or arranging flowers nicely – that’s how you best prepare the well-known “flat lays” for taking a perfect shot from above. So today I’d like to take you on a tour through the creation of nicely arranged flat lays. But what ...