A Look Back at 2013

As I look back at 2013, there is no doubt that it has been my toughest and greatest year both personally and as a photographer.  This year was the 10th anniversary of Roamin’ with Roman Photo tours and what a year it has been! Where do I start?  I will go with some highlights first.  […]

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Pura - It definitely has been a very exciting & busy year! I’m very proud of everything you’ve accomplished and all you have planned for the new year!

Philip Witt - Becky and I were with you on two of those 2013 trips, Roman, Arches and Tanzania. You run a great tour. We got plenty of good images and enjoyed much good company. And you did a stellar job in Tanzania handling the many challenges, emotional and logistic, after Jenny’s death there.

Grace Evans - Roman–you are an inspiration to us all! Congratulations on your 2013 achievements, and here’s to another fabulous year. Your images reveal the artist that you are!

admin - Thanks Phil!

Julie Kenward - You really did have quite the year! You have accomplished so much and I’m so proud to call you my friend!

admin - Thanks Jules! I hope to make it to St. Louis this year!!!

admin - Thanks Grace! Thanks for all your help too!

Susan Candelario - Hi Roman,

So glad to have been around to witness and enjoy your very well earned and deserved success in 2013! Best of wishes for 2014… which is only going to get better!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family and a super duper New Year.

Susan & Anthony

PS: Great images made in 2013!

admin - Thanks Susan and Anthony! Merry Christmas to you and family too!

Some Comparisons…

Interestingly enough I have seen a few blogs posted about the ultimate wildlife lens since my post about the Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 lens.  I often chuckle at these blogs because some of the people involved are pretty famous!  They try to compare many focal lengths and weight of lenses of both the Canon and Nikon […]

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Mike Pepe - Roman- interesting post. I’ve been loving my Sigma lenses for 3 or 4 years now. This past August I was on safari in South Africa, and shot almost exclusively with a Nikon D7100 body and Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8. The lens was BRILLIANT, and the long end got me pretty much as close as I needed to be.

admin - I have that lens too Mike and I love it! I used that in Tanzania with my other body on it and used it when the wildlife was close! Tack sharp and fast even with the 1.4 TC on!

Myer Bornstein - Roman
I read that blog you were referring to, and although I like the gentleman it was very biased. My next big lens with be a sigma and I will sell my 500 mm Nikon

admin - There were more than a few blogs that made it seem that there were no other choices Myer!!! I am glad you are looking at Sigma lenses with fresh eyes!

Harvey Grohmann - Hi Roman,

Thoroughly agree with your assessment and it rings true for the 120-400mm and 150-500mm, 50-500, 120-300mm and the Macro offerings from Sigma as well at their specific price points for those with a tighter budget. I have and still own all Sigma’s offerings bar the 300-800mm. Every student I take into the field sees my images first and only then see the lenses I use when I’m in the field with them. Big surprise! and the bias shown toward the other brands suddenly falls away as do the all the unwarranted focus speed comparisons and other unqualified comments.

Keep on shooting!

Yellowstone/Grand Tetons 2013 report

Despite the best efforts of our elected officials, my tour to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons wound up being a huge success!  We arrived in the Tetons and Yellowstone 5 days before the park closure so we spent a good deal of time concentrating on the classics.  The image above was taken after the closure […]

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Tanzania 2013 Tour Report

People often ask me what is my favorite place to photograph? I have been to some pretty spectacular places but I can answer without hesitation; Tanzania. The diversity of birds and animals and the wildness is unmatched in any other location I have been to. This was my 4th time in Tanzania on safari and […]

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Rick Beldegreen - Hey Roman
Great stuff as usual. Check out my new and still developing website (just for fun, nothing serious). I’m leaving in 3 days for 2 months in S Africa and Botswana. I’ll be in touch when i get back
Take care

admin - Thanks Rick! Website is looking good! Have a great trip and safe travels!!!

Magic of Iceland

The landscape photographer in me has always dreamed about Iceland. I decided to do an exploratory trip there this June so that I could add a workshop in 2014. I spent two exhaustive weeks covering the southern part of of country and to say the least, the scenery didn’t disappoint. The image above was my most memorable of the trip.

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Dave Mills - Hi Roman,
A diverse group of beautiful images with well framed compositions,nice light and well handled technically. One gets a nice feel of Iceland from the images.