Tag: News

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 ...

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 ...

People change. PLACES AS WELL.

I’m sure everyone of you knows that feeling. Those places from our childhood we used to visit once or perhaps more often and of which we have a very clear picture in our minds. An image so clear as if it had been yesterday. Maybe there was that incredibly beautiful spot by the river one ...

SIGMA NEWS

The popular SIGMA lens with a focus length of 24-70mm (https://www.sigma-foto.de/objektive/24-70mm-f28-dg-os-hsm-art/uebersicht/) and an aperture of f/2.8 has finally made it into the fourth generation of the Art series after it was given a general overhaul and completely redeveloped. For a couple of weeks now the recommended retail price of this lens has been announced and ...

New firmware updates for lenses

A few days ago SIGMA published new firmware updates for lenses. The four new editions are models with Canon EF and Sigma SA mounts. The updates are said to have led to improvements concerning the auto-focus as well as to a reduction of the operating noise of the shutter lamellae. Sigma has published firmware updates ...

SIGMA and Awards

As this title already suggests, SIGMA’s series of awards is increasing – with the renowned TIPA Award , which was awarded this March. In this case, the SIGMA 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM lens from the Art series, which has been awarded many times by now, received the prize as best wide-angle zoom lens. Besides that, ...

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Hasselblad Award 2017

The Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography is a renowned photography prize that is awarded every year for extraordinary performances. The award, which is considered to be the most significant in photography worldwide, is organized by the Hasselblad Foundation and worth about 100,000 €. The list of award winners includes big names such as Henri ...

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The infamous winning photo of the World Press Photo Award 2017

Every year the Press Photo of the Year receives the World Press Photo Award. It’s not unusual that this particular award has stirred up some controversy. Press photography takes place where events, achievements but also tragedies and catastrophes happen. It’s a fact and logical that not only beautiful things can be seen in the photos. ...

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100 most influential photos of all times

Photos are important historical documents and their significance is permanently increasing. We are living in a visual world where sometimes things are only considered to be true when there’s a photo, or even better, a video as a piece of evidence. Thanks to smartphones and their integrated cameras millions of photos are taken every day ...

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Red Bull Illume Image Quest

One could argue that Red Bull has its finger in every pie.  And that is somewhat true, no denying that! 😉 Even when it comes to photography, especially sports photography, Red Bull knows exactly what they are doing. With the Red Bull Illume Image Quest, they created the greatest international photography contest in the world. ...