Sigma Photo Pro: what does the detail slider do?

I remember when after a long break from photography I bought my Sigma sd Quattro and installed SPP and that after starting the application the first thing that caught my eye was the new “detail” slider. In the spring of 2016, when I was still shooting with my SD1 Merrill and using a at the ...

Life in Japan – Herbert Geddes

Once again I’d like to take you on a trip back into the past. This time we’re going to Japan around 1910. Herbert Geddes was the manager of a Canadian import-export company and between 1908 and 1918 he was in Yokohama on a business trip to Japan. On photographic glass slides he captured the impressions ...

Contrasts in the studio (with the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens)

In principle, shooting outdoor is the most beautiful thing for me. I stroll through the wilds of nature, explore forests and meadows and keep looking for water drops on leaves and little bugs on blossoms. Also in town I enjoy walking outside and looking for details that are hidden to most other people. For my ...

Neal Preston Rock ‘n’ Roll up close

Rock ’n‘ Roll up close, energetic and full of emotions! That’s the pictures that have made photographer Neal Preston a legend. I’m sure that each one of you knows at least one of his photos. Starting from the 1970s, the music scene and the rock scene in particular wouldn’t be what it is now to ...

Thomas Peschak and the ocean

Do you know that feeling? You see a photo and it captures you right away so you just can’t turn away anymore? I don’t feel like that very often, but when I do that feeling is very strong. It happened to me a couple of months ago: In the National Geographic Online Magazine I saw ...

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. ...

In the own four walls

Hello guys, Did you ever ask yourself how you can take lovely photos or portraits at home? In this article you will find out how to find a good spot, what it takes for a good picture and which tools can be used. Taking pictures at home is full of advantages: You are undisturbed, it ...

Momo the Border Collie

Hey Momo! 😊 Do you remember Wally, Waldo, Walter or whatever the skinny guy with the red-and-white striped bobble hat was called,  where you are coming from? Wally was originally simply the main character in series of children’s’ books by the British author Martin Handford but by now he reached worldwide fame. The books about ...

Sigma patents multiple lenses for compact camera and micro 4/3

Since CES 2018, the largest consumer electronics fair, is taking place at the moment, I was eager to learn more about the mystery 50mm lens shown on Sigma’s current roadmap. In case you are interested you can read more about it here. The way it looks like at the moment, Sigma wants to announce all ...

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 ...

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