Shortly before the storm


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When it’s hot outside, I can hardly resist the temptation of renouncing my camera, of escaping the bustling city and riding my bike to the riverside to go for a swim. Relaxing summer afternoons with friends are the best thing…

So it’s even better to feel the cool air of an approaching storm after some unbearably hot days. The cloudy sky covers the blue color of the summer and the sun, thus functioning as a perfect soft box for background layouts. A day that is perfect to grab the camera and move on. And as the days at the river were so beautiful, I picked this location on this particular day as well. I quickly swapped my swimming bag for a camera bag with several lenses inside. For this excursion, however, I chose the SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM, my darling made of glass, as you know.

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A nice walk on mild summer evenings


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A summer we haven’t had for a long time. The perfect weather allows us to bathe longer in the sun and refresh ourselves by jumping into the cool water. With very hot temperatures outside in particular we also look forward to the cooler hours in the evening.

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Cool refreshments for hot summer days


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What’s the secret for a nice summer evening with friends? Cool drinks in all colors and flavors.

Last time I took you along my baking procedure on a picturesque culinary tour. Today I’ll offer you some cool refreshment for hot summer days. And there’s nothing better for this than cool drinks. Fruity, fresh and cool drinks are the nicest change in summertime. Cocktails and lemonades don’t only taste great – they’ll catch your eyes when they are nicely prepared.

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Made with love


When the week comes to an end, I feel immense anticipation for the free days, especially on hot summer days. I’m looking forward to sleeping long until the sun wakes me up, to a fresh espresso on my balcony, to the life on the streets in the morning, to swimming in the lake and to finally having time to read my new favorite book.

The most beautiful thing, however, is when you plan something special like a picnic with friends in a park in the late morning. And what can be celebrated in a better way than some fresh cake that tastes like summer?

That’s why I’ve been baking tonight. In order to let you join me and maybe also motivate you and increase your anticipation for the weekend a bit more, I’ve taken pictures of the working steps.

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Product photography – what’s better?


Today we’ll compare two different SIGMA top lenses and three different focal lengths. We shall examine diverse aspects regarding technology and aesthetic features while focusing on product photography.

Lens 1: SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM; Focal length: 35mm

Lens 2: SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM; Focal length: 24mm und 70mm

Comparing the two lenses is pretty much unfair. The SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 is a fixed focal length from the Art series, a celebrated lens that creates extremely brilliant photos and achieves top scores in many reviews. The other lens is a functional, compact and popular all-round lens – the SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 with an open aperture of 2.8, less light-intense but an extremely practical zoom lens, for instance used for traveling.

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Studio experiment and review of the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens


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After you read mainly about the SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art, the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art or the SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lenses in the last few weeks and months, today I’d like to get back to the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM!

This lens is particularly suitable for portrait, documentary but also wildlife, company and astro-photography.  Some time ago I’ve already tested it outdoors for you, capturing many animals on my lens. I tested it in detail in terms of autofocus, sharpness and speed under normal light conditions outside. For today I’ve come up with a new idea!

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Vacation in the mountains due to heat wave


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Finally it’s here – the summer we’ve been yearning for a long time. The days are endless, the motivation and energies refreshed and the desire for ice-cold drinks at the water is huge. But after a few days of full urban heat which, as every year, spreads between the houses, I nicely accepted some vacation in the mountains.

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Hey guys,

today I’d like to take you along and show you a photo series. This format is new on Tamara’s and my blog. With our photo series, we’d like to take you on small trips and show you our viewpoint of things. Unlike our photo walks, we don’t want to describe a lot but let the pictures speak for themselves!

Last week, I started my tour with my Canon EOS 5D MarkIII and my SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art lens to explore the Donaukanal (Danube Canal) and the city center of wonderful Vienna. But take a look for yourselves:

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A sea of flowers in the park as test objects for the SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM


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Not so long ago I could hold the SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 lens in my hands. Of course, I couldn’t resist, grabbed it and walked right to the nearest park. The evening sun was stroking the lush green of the summer trees and the meadows and long-necked colorful flowers were blowing in the soft breeze.

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Urban Exploring instead of coffee time on Sunday


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My urge to experience some adventures and escape from our everyday lives is constantly increasing the more work I have. And that’s what I felt a couple of days ago. The sun was shining, it was one of the wonderful warm days. I grabbed my Canon 5D Mark III and the appropriate equipment of lenses for a very particular purpose – that is, for Urban Exploring.

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