Summer Drinks with the SIGMA 50mm F1,4 DG HSM | Art and the SIGMA 24-70 mm F2, 8 EX DG HSM

Hey guys, We all enjoy the sun. And finally it’s back again! Temperatures around 30°C, the ice cream tastes even better and there’s nothing better than a nice and cool after-work drink.  And that’s exactly the pictures I’m going to show you today! The day was very hot and I was supposed to take pictures ...

KODAK

Hey guys, Today it’s time again to immerse in the history of photography a bit! At the beginning of the development of a new medium it was of course very expensive, complicated and only accessible to very few. This changed abruptly with a very special company. Even for all those of you who’ve never taken ...

SIGMA NEWS

As you know, summertime is a bit calmer when it comes to new models and innovations presented by camera and lens manufacturers. They work and puzzle so every company can show its best and most innovative side at the phonokina, which takes place from 26 to 29 September this year. That’s why now the atmosphere ...

La Gacilly – Europe’s biggest photo festival in Baden, Austria

“Europe’s biggest photo festival”. With this slogan the La Gacilly Photo Festival, which takes place in Baden in Lower Austria from 8 June 2018 to 30 September 2018, of course attracted my attention right away. The biggest photo festival – and so far I’ve never really heard anything about it? I’ve got to change this! ...

This is how to take better pictures with your smartphone

Click. Click. Click. That’s how fast it goes these days to capture the right moment in a photograph. Grab your smartphone and just press the button. When the first mobile phones with integrated digital cameras entered the market, the quality of the pictures was more than questionable and in no way comparable to the quality ...

“My art is not an answer, it is a question.” Gottfried Helnwein

Today I want to talk about an artist whom most of you know for sure: Gottfried Helnwein. This artist is known around the world for his hyper-real images which, even when taking a closer look at them, don’t look much different from photographs and in which he mainly deals with issues like pain and violence. ...

When it’s just getting too much…

Hey guys, I don’t know if you’re employed, doing an apprenticeship, study or still go to school. But for sure all of you know this feeling when everything is just getting too much. The to-do-list is getting longer and your eye bags thicker. Once again I’ve gotten stuck in this wonderful phase and I feel ...

Sigma 135mm and its magnification of 1:5

Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art’s highest magnification is ‎1:5, which really doesn’t sound like true macro. It should go without saying, that this isn’t enough for portrait shots or even tight shots of butterflies. For shots of butterflies including their surroundings this is enough, however - none of the three butterfly photos were cropped. Furthermore the ...

The best photo editing apps for your smartphone

Who hasn’t experienced this situation before? You’re at some place taking a picture of the perfect moment. Of course, you want to share the snapshot right away. But who’d post an unedited picture these days? Right, nobody! But obviously in such moments you don’t have your laptop at hand. So you need to edit without ...

It’s all about timing. Peter Maier and his viral timelapse video.

It’s all about timing. Time and again this saying proves to be true. Only recently the perfect timing made Peter Maier, a hobby photographer from Mölltal in Austria, a viral internet hit. The guy from Mölltal achieved more than one million clicks with his video hit and the fascination remains unbroken among internet users. His ...

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