Luisa Schaffner is a landscape and astrophotographer based in Rovaniemi, Finland
I am a landscape and astrophotographer based in Rovaniemi in Finland. Originally, I am from Germany where I got my first camera when I was 9 years old.
Since that, photography never left me and I always wanted to learn more and more. My real passion for it was found when I moved to Lapland 2,5 years ago. I was impressed by all the beautiful nature in the Arctic, its wide endless landscapes, its colors and of course its incredible night sky with the Aurora Borealis. I felt like I wanted to keep, share and remember all those stunning moments - especially the incredible beauty of the Northern Lights. So, I started to learn about astrophotography and got the right equipment for it.
With SIGMA I found my favorite brand for lenses which make it possible to capture every single star and formation of the Northern Lights sharpe and on point.
Now I am 22 years old and living my dream of working as a guide and photographer all around Lapland with my own company @arctic_road_trips
With the photos I believe people will always remember these magnificent moments in life and the beauty of our planet even though sometimes they may tend to forget it.
- The one lens that’s pretty much stuck on my camera all the time. So versatile for whatever kind of work that is on front of me and always delivers the result I’m after.
Sharp, robust and that silky smooth zoom (that comes with every product from SIGMA).
I’m a big fan of equipment that feels and look like they are for “real”. The weight and quality of this one is so trustworthy. As I said, I use this one for pretty much everything - but I can highly recommend this one for skiing and more fun portraits.
- This is nothing else than a BEAST. If you would look up “building quality” in a dictionary, I’m pretty sure there would be a picture of this 85mm.
The glass elements are so well put together that the bokeh and softness that comes to life when you’re down on 1.4 is incomparable and something I just love to use from time to time.
Works perfect in every condition out there, but of course, portraits is the thing with this one. I do also use it for a lot of still life photos, since the sharpness all over the image when you bump it up a few steps is everything.
- Ultimate sports photography lens. I use this one for pretty much everything else that the 24-70mm can’t “reach” out when shooting skiing and other action sports. The compact size and weight for this kind of zoom and F2.8 amazes me every time. So easy to carry with you in the backpack all the time. The F2.8 also makes it so smooth to isolate an object in a good way, all over the focal length. The auto focus works so fast and surely helps you even more to capture the right moment, when shooting with continuous focus.
I would call this trio the ultimate setup for every different kind of adventure or production there is. The golden trio!