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Freelance / Wildlife / Landscape / Event / Sports Photographer 

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Jeff Sigmund Photographer

Hello and thank you for your interest in my photography. I have been interested in photography for over 50 years. I got my start when I was 11 years old when my parents gave me my first camera. Since then, I have had numerous brands and models which were all teaching tools and helped me to gain my love for photography.

Jeff Sigmund

Why do I love photography so much? I love to be able to share the things I see, maybe giving others a chance to enjoy my unique perspectives of the world, from the photographs.

Taking photos has always been a thrill, and still is whether it’s landscape, a small-town event or breaking news, they all equal a rush, and sometimes an escape from the routines of daily life.

I am a freelance photographer available for work. Some of the areas of work are for Newspaper
Stories, Events, Pet Photography, Wildlife/Animal Photography and Sports Events. As a freelance, if you are interested in something other than listed above, or project work, feel free to contact me.

Dean Thorpe captured my thoughts on photography so well here...

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  • Cedar Rapids Gazette 

  • Waterloo Courier

  • The Marshalltown Times-Republican

  • Wisconsin Farmer

  • The Corridor Business Journal

  • The Bold & Beautiful Magazine

  • Kirkwood Communique

  • The Daily Iowan

  • 2020 The Year Documented

  • The Cedar Valley Divide

  • The Marengo Pioneer-Republican

  • Iowa Watch

Photography Publications

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Kirkwood Community College Artist of the Year (Photography) 2016, 2017, & 2018


Best News Photograph
Hon. Mention - Kirkwood Community College, Communique - The heat is on - Jeff Sigmund

Best Feature Photo        
3rd Place - Kirkwood Community College, Communique - Capture Kirkwood - Jeff Sigmund


Best News Photograph
2nd Place - Kirkwood Community College, Communique - #Jake's Game - Jeff Sigmund        

Best Staff Editorial(s)      
2nd Place - Kirkwood Community College, Communique - Editorials - Staff

Best Page 1        
2nd Place - Kirkwood Community College, Communique - #Jake's Game - Staff


Best Sports Photograph
2nd Place - Kirkwood Community College, Communique - Player slides into second, dust flies - Jeff Sigmund

Best Page 1
2nd Place - Kirkwood Community College, Communique - Ag program - Communique Staff


Best News Photograph
2nd Place - Kirkwood Community College- Communique, Rethinking Recycling, Jeff Sigmund

Best Sports Photograph
2nd Place - Kirkwood Community College- Communique, #43 Michael Robles sophomore catches the pitch, Jeff Sigmund

Iowa Newspaper Foundation 2021

Dailies Class 1 “Best Braking News Photo”

Daily Iowan Jeff Sigmund 2nd place

Weeklies Class III "Best News Feature Photo"

Daily Iowan Jeff Sigmund 2nd Place

Dailies Class I “Best Photo Story” 

Daily Iowan Jeff Sigmund 3rd Place

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award:

Jeff Sigmund Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award

Photography Awards

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To tell the truth I carry 2 bags: one for landscape and wildlife. The other for sports and events. This way it makes it easier knowing what bag to grab and not having to switch equipment back and forth. At times I will switch to the  Lowepro Urban Reporter bag when it’s a small town event.

Bag 1 Landscape/Wildlife:

  • Canon 7D Mk II

  • Canon 5D Mk IV

  • Tamaron 150-600mm

  • Canon 300mm f/4

  • Tamron 18-400mm

  • Canon 70-300mm

  • Tamrac Expedition 5 bag

  • 2 SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SD cards

  • 2 SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB CF cards

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Bag 2 Sports/Events:

  • Canon 1DX MkII

  • Canon EOS R5

  • Canon RF 24-105 f/4 L

  • Canon 50mm f/1.8

  • Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8

  • Tamron 28-70mm f/2.8

  • 2 Lexor CFast 128GB Cards

  • 2 Lexor CF Express 128GB Cards

  • Manfrotto Pro Light camera backpack

  • Bumblebee-230

  • Promaster Monopod

  • Manfrotto -Kit Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Tripod

    SILK- SPRINT PRO III 3-way Kit Tripod

  • Rain gear, Cold weather gear, snack bars, bottles of water.

What's in my Camera Bag:

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Kim Fensterman 

Program Manager

CITA/Kirkwood Fire School

"Jeff has been our Annual Fire School photographer for years, this event is held each September in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has a natural ability to recognize form and balance. His photographs capture the action and interaction of firefighters in stressful situations."


Melinda Wichmann

Editor The Pioneer-Republican, The Journal Tribune, The Hometown Current, The Star Press Union, The Poweshiek County Chronicle Republican * Somewhere in Iowa County *

“I’ve only worked with Jeff for a brief time but he’s been accommodating and efficient with the freelance news photography he’s handled for me. His ability to run with an assignment and deliver images on time is greatly appreciated.”

Sarah Mangold

Assistant Professor

Journalism Communiqué Advisor

The Eagle Voice

Through his photography, Jeff is truly able to capture the moment with unique perspectives and an eye for detail. It is as if you, the viewer, are right there with the subjects in his photographs. He has made incredible contributions to the Communiqué and won multiple awards, both at the college and state level. He is not only a talented photographer, but an inspiration to other students and a valued friend. 


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Member Since 2019

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