Magic light – Sigma 120-300 in action

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Just wanted to share two late shots taken during the session that you saw previously and they’re both taken with the Sigma 120-300 at ISO50 and SD14. It was a VERY bright sunny day so  stayed in the shadows under some huge trees – Tried to equal the light so that my elinchrom quadra wouldn’t be too noticed, used a white umbrella and without a meeter I had to test shoot some before setting the correct power and exposure. But I never really used a light meter before so I’m not sure it would make things faster. As long as my assistant was staying on the same distance exposure would stay about the same. My biggest problem was that clouds would come and go, so light would change LOTS in a couple of seconds – and so would exposure. Lots of shots trashed because of this.

Raw Developer used for these. :)

Jacob with 120-300

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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9 Responses to Magic light – Sigma 120-300 in action

  1. Ted Johnson says:

    The photos are mesmerizing, Carl.

  2. Carl Rytterfalk says:


    Ringa mig! Jag vill prata med dig!


  3. Steven says:

    Despite all the hard work to achieve them, those shots are awesome. They really pull you in.

  4. Linn, I’ll call you first thing in the swedish morning! :)

  5. Lee Morris says:

    Beautiful shots Carl, I love the fact you have chosen not to have full eye contact with the little guy.. Leaves you wondering what he’s seen..

    Take care

  6. Myga says:

    Just awesome :)

  7. amaxgraph says:

    You don’t have many problem on dark parts of the shot with RD (wich version you use it), in this period i develop only with SPP 3.3.

  8. Øyvind Strøm says:

    Hej Carl

    Awsome shot!!!

    God tur til Kina!!!

  9. pawel says:

    love it. the colours, framing, the pose, dof. everything :-)

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