Guest contribution: Portrait and landscape photography with the Sigma 35 mm f1.4 Art and 20 mm 1.4 Art lenses


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Hey guys!

I’m really excited to give you some insights into my world of photography. In my article I focus on using the Sigma 35 mm f1.4 Art and 20 mm 1.4 Art lenses while I work with my Canon 5d Mark III. Sigma’s 35 mm lens is a true all-round lens which I primarily use for portrait photography. But even for landscape photography I appreciate and love the Art series in particular because of its high light intensity and, in my opinion, its perfect bokeh. Today I mainly want to show you creative portraits because that’s what the Art series is based on. “The kind of photography that makes a photographer an artist.” As for landscape photography, I’ll show you what in my opinion is possible with Art lenses – at daytime and at night.

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Chris de Bode – LensCulture Portrait Photo Award Winner


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Photo: Chris de Bode

What makes a good portrait picture? To me portrait photography is difficult and exciting at the same time. Difficult because your own work to a high degree depends on another person and the harmony between the photographer and the person portrayed has a great impact. Even if you master your technique perfectly and have the best equipment, you won’t be very successful when there’s not much chemistry between the photography and the model.

It’s exciting for the same reasons! 😉 But beyond that, I’m fascinated by how the atmosphere during the shooting and the state of the model can have an impact on the final result, by how many different facets a model has and by how personal a portrait shooting can actually be.

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Guest contribution: Portrait photography with Verena Prinz


Hi, dear photography fans! For quite some time I’ve been following the Fotogenerell Blog and just like Tamara and Beatrice I have a great passion for photography. That’s why I was more than happy when they asked me if I wouldn’t like to write a guest commentary. Well – I simply couldn’t resist and would first like to introduce myself:

Since my early childhood, the camera has been my constant companion! On my pathways I want to capture moments by the means of photography, tell stories and leave space for some interpretation. Capturing emotions first led me to concert photography. Nowhere else can short moments be captured in such a thrilling and expressive way as in this field. In later years, my focus shifted into other directions as well, and so I freely express my creativity with photo stories, landscape and architecture photography as well as macro and portrait photography. When taking portrait photos in particular I want to shoot the persons as naturally as possible and reveal their characters. A comfortable atmosphere as well as good lighting conditions and many other things make a good portrait. For now I’d like to give you some useful tips to create amazing portraits:

For my portraits I use a Canon 5d Mark 3 and for the following images the SIGMA 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS lens.

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Kevin Abosch – a good photographer and an even better business man


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Irish photographer Kevin Abosch is known for his portraits of famous and influential people as well as for his strong business acumen. Rumors have it that he’s good friends with every CEO in Silicon Valley and that he’s able to see and take a photo of the “true face of a star”. His portraits with a black background have become a status symbol among business people in the high-tech and entertainment industries.

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Self portrait by Kevin Abosch

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