Category: Photography basics

Subway romance photographed by Andre D. Wagner

If you live in a big city as I do and depend on using public transport almost every day, this often won’t be part of the things you enjoy in your everyday life. Subways, trams and buses have left a rather bad impression on me over the past few years. Either they’re overcrowded or they ...

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 ...

North Brother Island – an abandoned island close to the megacity New York

You’ve never heard of North Brother Island? No big surprise. Because this island is even hardly known by New Yorkans themselves. Even though it’s very close to the glamorous megacity in the US. To be more exact – it’s located in the East River, between the Bronx and Rikers Island. The history of North Brother ...

A lens review of SIGMA’s Art giants The SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM and the SIGMA 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM

You’ve surely noticed how much we love the great lenses of the Art series: the SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 and the SIGMA 50mm f/1.4. In today’s article you will find images comparing both lenses and showing the same subjects shot under the same technical and lighting conditions. The focus in the pictures concerns the level of ...

Comparison SIGMA 50mm F1,4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art

Hey guys, Today I’d like to present you a somewhat untypical comparison. The two lenses I want to compare are very different but both have their clear advantages which I will briefly mention as well. A comparison will be made between two lenses of the high-quality and popular SIGMA Art series. I’ll contrast two of ...

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Cool refreshments for hot summer days

What’s the secret for a nice summer evening with friends? Cool drinks in all colors and flavors. Last time I took you along my baking procedure on a picturesque culinary tour. Today I’ll offer you some cool refreshment for hot summer days. And there’s nothing better for this than cool drinks. Fruity, fresh and cool ...

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Studio experiment and review of the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens

After you read mainly about the SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art, the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art or the SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lenses in the last few weeks and months, today I’d like to get back to the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM! This lens is ...

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Urban Exploring instead of coffee time on Sunday

My urge to experience some adventures and escape from our everyday lives is constantly increasing the more work I have. And that’s what I felt a couple of days ago. The sun was shining, it was one of the wonderful warm days. I grabbed my Canon 5D Mark III and the appropriate equipment of lenses ...

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A lens put to the acid test – the SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM

As you can certainly remember, the SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens has been tested twice already under different conditions. Here comes the third practical test. First I tested the lens during a visit in the zoo, another time during a walk at night as I was searching for the colorful shining city lights ...

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SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Review

  After giving you a little impression of the SIGMA Art 50-100mmf/1.8 DC HSM lens on my photo tour in the zoo and the photos I was taking there, today you’ll get the extensive review of this new lens which I promised you. My descriptions and technical information will be highlighted with a lot of ...