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21 March 2019

Sigma has announced its April lineup of six Lens Workshops to held throughout the country. Topics include astrophotography, animal photography, nature and macro photography, portrait photography and sports photography.

April's offerings include:

  • The Elkhorn Slough Photo Expedition on April 6 in Campbell, Calif., for $149.95.
  • The Astrophotography Workshop on April 6 in Indianapolis for $49.
  • The Curious Critters: From Portraits to Picture Workshop on April 12 in Cincinnati for $20.
  • The Nature & Macro Photography Workshops on April 13 or 14 in Conway, N.H., for $29 to $49.
  • The Portrait Photography Workshop on April 27 or 28 in Hamden, CT, for $50 to $65.
  • The Sports Photography Workshop on April 27 or April 28 in San Jose, Calif., for $99.

The workshops offer hands-on experience in a variety of genres with guidance from Sigma's photo specialists and the chance to try what you've just learned using Sigma lenses.

For details see the news release below.

Sigma Celebrates Spring with Versatile Photography Workshop Lineup in April

Sigma Lens Workshops hosted at dealer locations nationwide provide photographers a distinctive opportunity to learn from industry professionals in genres such as nature, sports, portraiture and more!

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. -- Sigma Corp. of America has announced its Lens Workshops lineup for April, featuring six hands-on workshops at Sigma dealers throughout the country. Photographers of all levels are invited to refine their skills and enhance their portfolios by shooting alongside Sigma pros. These workshops are a fantastic opportunity for photographers to up their game and try out a new genre of photography altogether.

Sigma Lens Workshops April Lineup

Elkhorn Slough Photo Expedition

San Jose Camera & Video will host a hands-on outdoor photo shoot at Elkhorn Slough on April 6 in Campbell, CA. Sigma representative Lew Held along with San Jose Camera staff will instruct attendees on how to best capture outstanding shots of the beautiful wildlife.


  • Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. -- Check-in & Boarding -- Attendees are invited to arrive at Elkhorn Slough early to browse the Sigma lens collection available for loan on the photo cruise.
  • Saturday, April 6, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. -- Watershed Cruise -- The boat will board at 9:15 and travel in the Elkhorn Slough for two hours. Attendees will receive hands-on instruction from workshop leaders throughout the trip to ensure they're making the most out of wildlife photo opportunities.
  • Saturday, April 6, 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -- Otter Pupping Excursion -- Attendees are welcome to stay after the cruise to join the instructors as they lead the group to Moss Landing State Beach to photograph sea otters.

Location: Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing

Cost: $149.95; Register Here

Astrophotography Workshop

Roberts Camera will host its second astrophotography workshop with Sigma on April 6 in Indianapolis, IN. The two-part workshop will include in-depth instruction from seasoned photographers Marc Lebryk, Brian Matsumoto and Walt Kuhn.


  • Saturday, April 6, 2 to 3 p.m. -- Astrophotography Workshop -- Roberts Camera invites photographers to attend the lecture and learn about the best configuration settings for astrophotography. The event will feature a Sigma lens sale.
  • Saturday, April 6, 9 to 11 p.m. -- Hands-on Shooting -- Attendees will meet at McCloud Nature Park in North Salem, Indiana to capture some stunning night shots of their own. Sigma lenses will be available on loan.

Location: Roberts Camera, 220 E St Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Cost: $49; Register Here

Curious Critters: From Portraits to Picture

PROCAM Cincinnati & Cincinnati Nature Center will host an informative presentation led by Sigma Pro David Fitzsimmons on photographing beautiful, peculiar critters on Friday, April 12 in Milford, OH.


  • Friday, April 12, 7 to 9:00 p.m. -- Presentation -- Attendees will learn how David turned his mesmerizing animal portraits into four traveling exhibits, numerous magazine articles and a children's picture book series that has won a dozen national book awards and sold over 100,000 copies. After explaining the history of the project, David will talk about the techniques, challenges and purposes for photographing creatures against white backgrounds.

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150

Cost: $20; Register Here (all registrants will receive a $20 gift card to PROCAM)

Nature & Macro Photography Workshops

Hunt's Photo will host a two-day workshop on nature and macro photography led by Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak on April 13-14th in North Conway, NH.


  • Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Nature Lectures -- Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak will lead four instructional lectures covering a wide variety of nature topics. Attendees will learn tips on photographing wildlife, night sky, macro and landscapes. Lunch is included. Cost: $49; Register Here
  • Saturday, April 13, 9 to 11 p.m. -- Hands-on Night Shoot -- Attendees will join Roman for a night photography workshop focusing on capturing the stars. Sigma lenses will be available for loan. Cost: $29; Register Here
  • Sunday, April 14, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- Macro Photography Workshop -- Roman will lead two instructional classes teaching the steps to take sharp macro images without using a tripod. Attendees will practice by capturing images of stunning floral arrangements and other macro subjects. Sigma representative Mike Deutsch will be on hand to loan Sigma lenses and answer any questions about them. Cost: $29; Register Here

Location: North Conway Grand Hotel, 72 Common Court, Conway, NH 03860

Portrait Photography Workshop

Hunt's Photo will host a two-day portrait photography workshop led by Sigma Pro Judy Host on April 27-28th in Hamden, CT.


  • Saturday, April 27 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. -- Portrait Presentation -- Judy Host will cover the basics of portrait photography with topics including lighting, lens perspective, movement and creating art with the camera. Cost: $50; Register Here
  • Sunday, April 28 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. -- Lighting Techniques Workshops -- Registrants can choose either a morning or afternoon session to join Judy at a live model shoot with hands-on instruction. Sigma lenses will be available on loan. Cost: $65; Register Here

Location: Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT

Sports Photography Workshop

San Jose Camera & Video will host a sports photography workshop with Sigma's Lew Held followed by hands-on shooting of the San Jose Giants as they play the Stockton Ports on Sunday, April 28 in San Jose, CA.


  • Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m. -- Sports Photography Seminar -- Attendees will learn how to capture the action and get awe-inspiring images during a sports photography seminar the day before the game at San Jose Camera.
  • Sunday, April 28, 12 p.m. -- San Jose Giants Game -- This workshop will put registrants right in the action with live game experience to capture photos of. Attendees will enjoy a BBQ dinner and a beverage while taking in the sights and sounds of the spring baseball game. Sigma lenses will be available on loan.

Location: San Jose Municipal Stadium, 588 E Alma Ave, San Jose, CA 95112

Cost: $99; Register Here

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