RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Sept. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its Dealer Workshop lineup for the month of September, featuring ten hands-on learning experiences for photographers of all levels. Attendees will gain valuable insights from Sigma experts and then put their newfound skills to the test in the field. Workshops will cover aviation, architecture, sports, portraiture, real estate photography and more. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to try out Sigma’s hottest lenses!
- The Portrait Masters Conference
- Where: Phoenix, AZ
- When: September 3-6, 2019
The Portrait Masters Conference is three days of intense learning and networking. Each day new speakers take the stage to do live-demos and presentations. In between presentations, attendees can practice what you’ve learned by visiting one of 35 shooting bays. Visit Sigma booth #116-118 to see the line-up of lenses; borrow the Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art and many other portrait lenses to take pictures of models at the shooting bay. Sigma reps, Mike Hill and Danielle Rischawy will be available to answer any questions.
- Pints and Pics with Hunt’s Photo
- Where: Manchester, NH
- When: September 5, 2019
Join Hunt’s Photo on September 5th for Pints & Pics night at To Share Brewing Company. Sigma will have plenty of gear available on loan to shoot in and around the brewery. Sigma rep, Mike Deutsch will be on hand to answer any questions and facilitate lens loans, including the 105mm F1.4 Art lens, known as the “Bokeh Master”.
- The Great Reno Balloon Race with Action Camera
- Where: Reno, NV
- When: September 6-8, 2019
The Great Reno Balloon Race is the world’s largest free hot-air ballooning event and has won many awards over the years, including ‘Best Special Event in Reno’ and ‘Best Special Event in Northern Nevada.’ Taking place just a few miles north of downtown Reno, the event enchants both young and old with its vibrant colors and inspiring music. Sigma rep, Lew Held will be on hand to loan out Sigma lenses September 6th and 7th.
- Pinners Texas with Arlington Camera
- Where: Dallas, TX
- When: September 13-14, 2019
Pinners is a conference featuring 100+ Pinterest-based classes taught by the best presenters in the nation covering DIY, crafts, cooking, self-improvement, photography, party planning, scrapbooking, holiday, beauty and more. On Saturday, join Sigma Ambassador, McKenzie Deakins as she teaches attendees how to use a camera in manual mode. She’ll cover basic functionality, how cameras read light, and how to capture crisp beautiful images. Later in the day, attendees can put their new skills to the test with McKenzie as she leads a photo walk through downtown Dallas. Check out the Arlington Camera booth during the conference for exclusive sales on Sigma gear.
- Pixel Photo Fest 2019 with Pixel Connection
- Where: Cleveland, OH
- When: September 13-15, 2019
Pixel Photo Fest is an immersive, three-day photographic experience offering informative workshops, award-winning speakers, hands-on activities, gear trials, and so much more. It’s a can’t miss event for creatives of all levels. Come to the Sigma booth to ask technical representative, Brian Matsumoto, about our line-up of lenses and the sales promos at Pixel Connection. In addition, Sigma Pro, Jim Koepnick is hosting several presentations on sports photography.
- Skatepark Photography with Focus Camera
- Where: Brooklyn, NY
- When: September 15, 2019
Join Sigma Pro, Liam Doran as he discusses the ins and outs of action sports photography. The day will be spent shooting under the guise of an editorial assignment. Attendees will learn how to create a set of images that tell a story and engage viewers more than just a one-off shot. Liam will cover all aspects of shooting action sports from the technical to artistic and even the business. Sigma and Focus Camera reps will be on hand to guide and assist attendees. In addition, Sigma technical representative, Marc Farb will be on hand to loan out the Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art and the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 Sports lenses along with many others.
- Real Estate Photography 101 with Camera Bar
- Where: Hartford, CT
- When: September 21, 2019
Sigma Corporation and Camera Bar of Hartford CT will be hosting Heather Prohaska, a well established and recognized real estate photographer from Massachusetts. Heather will be instructing attendees on composition, lens selection, using available light in combination with continuous flash when needed and how to deal with back lighting. Sigma technical representative, Mike Deutsch will be on hand to loan out the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art and many other Sigma wide angle lenses.
- Portrait Workshop with Ashley Blake with Tempe Camera
- Where: Tempe, AZ
- When: September 21, 2019
Join photographer Ashley Blake for two back-to-back hands-on portrait workshops! The first will feature Ashley’s recent work and useful tips on how to shoot outdoors with strobe and natural light. The second workshop will focus on how to photograph children in a studio setting. Attendees can bring their camera and try out Sigma lenses and photograph a model during the event.
- Fall Colors Workshop with Shutterbug Camera
- Where: Eastern Sierras, CA (Bodie Ghost Town, Mono Lake)
- When: September 29 – October 2, 2019
Join Sigma and Shutterbug Camera for a series of workshops photographing fall colors in the Eastern Sierras. Attendees will have an entire day at Bodie ghost town including six hours of special interior building access as well as sunrises and sunsets at Mono Lake and more across this four day workshop. Attendees will leave the intensive workshops with heightened perception of the natural scene, a stimulated compositional eye and the necessary tools to anticipate quick decisions in the field to respond to changing conditions. Sigma lenses will be available on loan.
Full details for each of Sigma’s September workshops can be found on the Sigma event calendar.
About Sigma Dealer Workshops
Designed in collaboration with Sigma dealers around the country, the Sigma Dealer Workshop program engages photographers through a mix of classroom lectures, hands-on workshops, and real-world shoots. Led by Sigma technical representatives and photography experts, workshop topics cover popular photography genres such as astrophotography, landscape, portraiture and more. Photographers of all skill levels, from novice to professional, are welcome to attend. Sigma Dealer Workshop schedules and logistics, including registration, cost, special promotions, and agenda, can be found on the Sigma Events webpage.
About Sigma Corporation
Craftsmanship. Precision. Dedication. Since 1961, Sigma has been devoted to the pursuit of advancing photographic technology. Unique to the industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning still photo and cinema camera lenses, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, flashes, filters and accessories from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan.
In 2012, the company introduced the Sigma Global Vision with three distinct lens lines: Art, Contemporary and Sport. Designed for industry camera mount systems including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony and Sigma, each lens is handcrafted and tested in Japan to ensure a high-performance, premium product that is purpose-built to last. In 2016, Sigma entered into the world of cinematography lens production. Embodying the core optical DNA that has defined the Sigma benchmark of excellence, the cine lenses meet the needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production.
Forming the landmark L-Mount alliance alongside Leica and Panasonic in 2018, Sigma continues its storied tradition of innovative imaging excellence. The 2019 introduction of the L-mount equipped Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera, alongside three native L-mount lenses (the Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art, Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art and the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary) demonstrates Sigma’s continued commitment to the creative community through expanded product offerings. With these new lenses, in addition to the 11 award-winning Sigma Art prime lenses soon to be released in native L-mount, even more shooters can now leverage Sigma’s renowned optical formula.
Sigma continues its tradition of imaging excellence with the mirrorless sd Quattro, sd Quattro H and the compact dp Quattro camera line. Leveraging the ultra-high resolution Foveon sensor, the Sigma Quattro cameras are designed to produce the highest quality image with every shot.
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