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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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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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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A lens put to the acid test – the SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM


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As you can certainly remember, the SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens has been tested twice already under different conditions. Here comes the third practical test. First I tested the lens during a visit in the zoo, another time during a walk at night as I was searching for the colorful shining city lights I wanted to capture on my camera’s sensor.

Now I wanted to find out more about the image quality of the lens while shooting in the daylight in the early afternoon under a cloudy sky in a room with big windows. Moreover, in this article I will describe many advantages but also some minor drawbacks of the lens from my point of view and experience.

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SIGMA Art 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Review


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After giving you a little impression of the SIGMA Art 50-100mmf/1.8 DC HSM lens on my photo tour in the zoo and the photos I was taking there, today you’ll get the extensive review of this new lens which I promised you. My descriptions and technical information will be highlighted with a lot of pictures I took in the zoo so you’ll get a proper insight into how things work out in practice. With the photos you’ll also receive the metadata to get a real impression. The camera I used was the Canon EOS 600D.

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Photo Tour with the Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM


Today I got up, drank my morning coffee and went for a run. I was happy that my day started with so much motivation and power. Not that I only could enjoy the fresh air , I was  also able to see some stunning cornfields. The blue sky and the corn looked amazing and so I decided I got to go back and take my camera with me. I took the 10-20mm  and went back. Best chance to use the big focal distance!

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Learning photography on YouTube? Benjamin Jaworskyj


Over the last couple of years I’ve often heard the name Benjamin Jaworskyj in connection with photography. Last week I had the chance to listen to one of his lectures at the Photo Festival in Zingst.

He’s a German photographer working in Berlin. In 2008 he started giving online video tutorials. His YouTube channel is called “jaworskyjpictures” – just in case you’d like to check it out yourself! 😉

He explains things in a very simple and easily understandable way, covering the basics in photography as well as topics for advanced photographers.  Moreover he answers questions newcomers in photography surely often have and he gives some tips on image editing. In 2013 his channel turned out to be the biggest german photography channel on YouTube. Of course he soon began to organize workshops and by now he’s even published two books. They’re called “Fotos nach Rezept” & “Fotos nach Rezept 2”.
His special field  is mainly landscape photography, however he’s also very skilled at portrait photography. But have a look for yourselves, his website and his YouTube channel will tell you more about his portfolio and his tips & tricks!

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Tips & tricks in wildlife photography:


Hey guys, it’s me again, Tamara.

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.

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