Tag: sigma

Dog Film, as if.

We spent Saturday at Intaka Island, shooting hundreds (in the case of Alexia, thousands) of photos of the local bird life. It was a valuable experience in learning some birding and telephoto techniques, that we both need. The keeper rates went up from the prior visit, so hooray. I suggest you have a look at ... ... READ the rest

Which settings to use for macro? Your own.

I have been 'trying' my hand at macro-photography for years, and as with most things, you get on-days and you get off-days. I had some great results from barely-acceptable lenses with a Raynox DCR-250 on, other times I could not get anything past my critics (friends...) for months. I had setups consisting of tripods and ... ... READ the rest

Washing the background with f/1.4 and accidental light

During a trip to Harold Porter botanical gardens today, I decided to try out some specific things that have been nagging me for a while. I am very lucky and happy to own a Sigma 30mm 1.4 Art lens, and it's been a joy to use, it is well built, heavy and solid, it focuses ... ... READ the rest