After my last photo walks and reviews led me through the streets of Marrakech, this week it was time again to take a tour through the local forests. Winter is about to fade away and the sun comes back for a few hours as the sunbeams warm our skin again. The last snow is about to melt and every now and then you can see little green leaves and grasses sprout.
Only one more night and Christmas Eve is here! Who of you already has bought and wrapped the largest number of presents, baked cookies, listened to Christmas carols or simply enjoyed the atmosphere of these special days?
I certainly have – only yesterday I baked different Christmas cookies with some ambitious helpers. “Linzer Augen”, Points of Paris, vanilla crescents, ginger bread and many other specials were on our list.
I’m a big fan of all kinds of photo awards and competitions and I’m always looking forward to the moment they announce the winner. There is more than one reason for my enthusiasm, but one of the main reasons is definitely, that thanks to these awards and competitions I keep discovering inspiring photo artists.
A couple of days ago, the winner of the “Amateur photographer of the year award 2016” (APOY) was announced. This competition, which is sponsored by SIGMA Imaging UK, has eight monthly rounds, from March till October. The APOY competition took place for the 19th time this year and it all started with the decision of the Amateur Photographer Magazine to showcase all the amazing photographs they received by their readers.
It’s autumn. And it’s rainy. I like the fresh and cool air. And although I enjoy walking outside in the sun and prefer my warm and cozy apartment when the weather isn’t so nice, I often pull myself together and jump out of my house.
Today I went for a little walk. I felt like taking pictures of animals and telling you a couple of tips and tricks on how you can take great wildlife photos by using simple methods. Unfortunately, I only came across some chickens on my little tour. Apparently the horses, sheep, cats and dogs were hiding from me and my camera.
But that doesn’t matter, I’d only like to show you some general “basic guidelines” anyway.
I’m Tamara. Me and my friend Beatrice have the honor to continue the blog of our beloved Lars!
I want to start right away with introducing a new format today, I really hope you like it! 🙂
From today, I’ll add a tips & tricks series to my reviews, news and photo walks. In this section I simply want to tell you what I focus on and pay attention to with regards to certain aspects in photography. I’ll start with macro photography!
Rain, bad weather, a somber mood and yet there’s an unbounded enthusiasm to take photos?
That’s how I was feeling a couple of days ago, so I decided spontaneously to visit the Butterfly House once again!
This time I brought my SIGMA 105 f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens, because for me, it is the perfect choice for taking pictures of insects.
Being a proud owner of the Sigma 105mm/f2.8 Macro lens, the decision to buy the Sigma 20mm/f1.4 DG HSM was some kind of a turnaround. Being an enthusiastic macro and portrait photographer I finally took this decision after a friend had returned from his vacation with exciting outdoor-pictures taken with this lens.
The ultra wide-angle lens can easily be handled by the experienced photographer with a weight of 950g and a size of 90.7 x 129.8mm.
Now, I’ve taken it with me for my first few trips and carried it with me for the whole day without my hand falling off. So, for me this is already the first reason to love it! 😉