RONKONKOMA, N.Y., June 26, 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 July, featuring five specialty workshops. Photographers of all levels can refine their skills through these Sigma expert-led workshops with unique hands-on experiences that range from photo safaris to airshows. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to try out Sigma’s hottest lenses!

  • Sigma Workshops at New England Camera Club Conference 2019
    • Where: Amherst, MA
    • When: July 12-14, 2019

      Attendees can visit the Sigma booth at the New England Camera Club Conference to check out the line-up of lenses and sales promos at Hunt’s Photo. There will be a variety of engaging workshops led by Sigma representatives covering popular topics like macro, portrait and insect photography. Sigma lenses will be available on loan.
  • Geneseo Air Show
    • Where: Geneseo, NY
    • When: July 12-14, 2019

      Attendees are invited to visit the Row Photo booth where Sigma sales rep, Lee Frost, will be on hand to answer questions. In addition, Sigma lenses will be available on loan, providing the perfect opportunity and setting to test drive the new Sigma 60-600mm Sports lens!
  • Woodward Camera Zoo Safari
    • Where: Royal Oak, Michigan
    • When: July 20-21, 2019

      Hosted by Woodward Camera, Sigma Representative Brian Matsumoto will be at the Detroit Zoo for a unique Photo Safari experience. Attendees will have a full hour to try out a collection of Sigma telephoto lenses including the new Sigma 60-600mm Sports lens and enjoy the Zoo before the gates open to the general public! Photo Safari Leaders will also be available to answer any questions about photographing the amazing animals that live there.
  • Photo Safari with Shutterbug Camera
    • Where: Santa Rosa, CA
    • When: July 21, 2019

      Hosted by Shutterbug Camera and led by Sigma’s Lew Held and Aaron Norberg, the day will begin with a seminar on photographing zoo and wild animals. Attendees will then board safari trucks to learn more about the animals and take photos of their own. Sigma lenses will be available on loan. The workshop will be followed by a group dinner and photo review.
  • Animal Portrait Photography at Western Michigan Foto Fest 2019
    • Where: Muskegon, MI
    • When: July 26-27, 2019

      The Camera Shop-Muskegon and Sigma Pro Dave FitzSimmons will host two engaging animal photography workshops. The first will cover the ins and outs of macro photography when shooting insects. The second workshop will focus on dog photography techniques followed by a hands-on shooting demonstration with dogs from a local rescue shelter. Attendees will get a chance to try out sought-after Sigma lenses like the 150-600mm Contemporary and 35mm Art.

Full details for each of Sigma’s July 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 Sports. 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.

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.

For information about Sigma, please visit www.sigmaphoto.com or follow the company on Sigma Blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Nick Govoni   
Zazil Media Group for Sigma Corporation of America
(p) 978-866-7354
(e) nick@zazilmediagroup.com

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