Being a Good Land Steward as a Photographer

“I arrived in Moab, Utah two days ago to attend and teach during the 1st annual Nightscaper conference where some of the greatest night photographers have gathered to share our common passion under the dark, starry skies of Moab.

Over the last 6 years of teaching in Moab, I have noticed a lot of big changes happening. Many more lodging facilities have been built and with this comes increased tourism and activity in the area. Why wouldn’t anyone want to come to Moab? After all it’s home to both Canyonlands and Arches National Park as well as many other areas that are ideal for outdoor recreation. The weather is good and on a moonless night the skies are super dark in Arches and even darker over in Canyonlands.”

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Being a Good Land Steward as a Photographer
by Darren White

more at Sigma

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Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year

Take a look at the latest batch of beautiful entries to the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition. With more than 3,500 entries overall, it’s definitely getting harder to pick out our favourites! What you see here is just a tiny proportion of worthy entries.

Still Life — Claire Fahey
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Creative — Matt Kirk
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Monochrome — Andy Cole
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Architecture — Carl Richardson
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Landscape — Jo Bryant
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Welcome to the 2019 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition!
The competition is now open for entries!

There are 11 categories to get involved in, and we’re excited to welcome new additions Astro, Still Life, and Portrait.

There are great prizes to be won for each category, plus the fantastic grand prize winner’s bundle from Sigma.

Entries close 11.59pm on Sunday, 23 June 2019.

details at D-Photo

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Sigma DG 70-200 mm f/2,8 OS HSM Sports VS Nikon VS Canon | Test Chasseur d’Images

Ce télézoom est une nouvelle version et pas une mise à jour du précédent modèle. Grâce à ses performances optiques de haut niveau, il est à même de s’opposer aux modèles Canon et Nikon. En plus, il affiche un prix plus raisonnable: il offre la grande ouverture au prix du f/4 dans les marques mères.

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Sigma DG 70-200 mm f/2,8 OS HSM Sports VS Nikon VS Canon
encore plus dans Chasseur d’Images 410

Test du SIGMA DG 60-600 mm f/4,5-6,3 HSM OS Sports

La longue focale est l’outil de base pour la nature et le sport. Mais les téléobjectifs sont chers et n’ont pas la polyvalence des télézooms. Polyvalence extrême dans le cas du nouveau 60-600 mm, puisque Sigma propose ici de tout faire avec un seul objectif… Gonflé!

Télézoom x10
S’il n’en reste qu’un!
SIGMA DG 60-600 mm f/4,5-6,3 HSM OS Sports
via Chasseur d’Images

Syling for SteamPunk Portraits

What is SteamPunk portraiture? According to Wikipedia “SteamPunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.” It also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions or Victorian-era fiction and films from the mid-20th century. That, being said, there are apparently no boundaries as far as how to portray a SteamPunk person or fashion: it is a wildly creative form of CosPlay that lends itself perfectly to photo portraiture!

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Syling for SteamPunk Portraits with Sigma’s new 105mm F1.4 Art Lens
By Judy Host
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Portrait Primes | Canon

Matthew Richards searches for the best fast and short portrait prime lenses.
The Contenders:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM — Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM — Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM — Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM — Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD — Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Portrait Primes
via PhotoPlus – The Canon Magazine

Portrait Primes | Nikon

A fast prime lens with just the right focal length makes for perfect portraiture. Matthew Richards searches out the best.
The Contenders:
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G — Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G — Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G — Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G — Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD — Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Portrait Primes
via N-Photo