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a7s-menus

Sony A7s – Menu System, Buttons, and Camera Settings Explained

Hi everybody and welcome to Sonyalphalab.com! In this post I have a detailed HD video where I will go over the Sony Alpha A7s Menu System, Buttons, and Camera settings! It’s pretty long, but the camera is really powerful ...
by Jay
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Sony A7s Menu - File Format

Sony Alpha A7s – Using XAVC S and S-Log2 Gamma Profile – How-To

The new Sony A7s has a very powerful video format called XAVC S, which allows for a customizable picture profile called S-Log2. In this article I will show you how to set the camera in order to use it. You must be using the XAV...
by Jay
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Sony A7r HDR Photograph - Abandoned Pool Scene

The Sony A7r and HDR Photography – Start To Finish!

In this highly detailed video tutorial I will show you how to take take HDR Photography using the Sony Alpha A7r in this really creepy abandoned pool scene. In the field for the first part of this video, and I go over some tips...
by Jay
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lens-adapter-a7r

Using Lens Adapters with the Sony A7r and Live Focus Testing!

In this video I will go over using lens adapters on the Sony Alpha A7r. I will show you how they work and what kind of focus speeds you can expect from the electronic Metabones III lens adapter and a few Canon EF L Lenses. I wi...
by Jay
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exposure-triangle

Exposure and Manual Mode Explained Using the Sony Alpha A7r

In this video tutorial and article, I will explain how to use manual mode on the Sony Alpha A7r, but will first go over exposure and the exposure triangle. It’s important to understand each element of the exposure triangl...
by Jay
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Tripod set up to capture a sunrise

Tripod Types and Tips – The Second of Two Articles

This will be the second of two articles about tripods. Part one was an introduction to tripods. For part two I’ll be talking about the different types of tripods available, the tripods I personally own and I’ll share some t...
by Monico
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a selection of tripods

An Introduction to Tripods – The First of Two Articles

This will be the first of two articles that talks about Tripods. When I started writing articles for SonyAlphaLab.com I knew it was a photography website that did a great job talking about Sony products and helping a huge photo...
by Monico
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"The Concert Hall"

HDR Photography – Finishing Touches Make All The Difference

I’ve been shooting HDR images for a long time and if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s how the finishing touches can make all the difference. HDR photography is incredibly polarizing. Wh...
by Monico
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Nex-7 w/ Canon 135mm f/2 Lens

A few Sony Related Videos and Tutorials Worth Checking Out!

I’ve done some re-search over the past few days and I came across a few Sony related videos and photography tutorials that I thought you might want to check out! I found a pretty interesting overview of the Mirrorless Ca...
by Jay
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Corvette HDR Photograph - Nex-6 and 55-210mm lens

Corvette + Sony Nex-6 and RX1 + HDR Photography = Killer Photos!

My very good friend Mark came over on Sunday with his new Corvette and I managed to get some HDR Photos with my Sony Nex-6 and the DSC-RX1 I just reviewed Here>>.  I asked Mark if I could take a few photos, because why ...
by Jay
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Sony Nex-3n - Shooting Modes, Menus, and Camera Setup Explained

Sony Nex-3n – Shooting Modes, Menus, and Camera Setup Explained

In this twenty plus minute HD video I will go over the Sony Nex-3n’s menus system in detail including the Shooting Modes, Camera Settings, Image Size, Playback, Brightness and Color, and Setup. It’s a pictorial base...
by Jay
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Couple at Sunset

Location Portraiture | Adding People to your Landscape Photography

One thing I enjoy as a full-time photographer is getting out of the studio to take Location Portraits. An easy way to think about cool location portraits is that you’re Adding People to a Landscape Photograph. In my last...
by Monico
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Q & A with Jay - Episode #1

Question & Answer with Jay – Episode #1

In this very first Episode of Question and Answer with Jay, I’m going to answer a few very good, yet common Sony questions I get on a regular basis. I decided to go for the video format (YouTube), for this new series as i...
by Jay
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Civil Twilight on the Lake

More Tips for Improving Your Landscape and Travel Photography

In my last article for Sony Alpha Lab I shared some of my thoughts on landscape photography and I also shared a Lightroom trick I use to make your skies look a deeper color of blue. In this article I’ll be sharing a few m...
by Monico
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Newborn Portrait Photography and Set-up

Newborn Portraits – On Location Studio Photography Tutorial!!

I often get the question?? How do I take better Newborn Portraits On Location at the family’s house?? What is the best way to do it? Portable Studio Options?? In this article I will go over all of this, as Michele and I j...
by Jay
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Ocean Sunrise

Improve Your Landscape and Travel Photography

Today I want to talk about landscape and travel photography and share some tips and tricks to help improve your landscape and travel photography. Even though I make my living as an assignment, event and a portrait photograph...
by Monico
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Sony Nex-6 and Flash Photography

Sony Nex-6 and Flash Photography – On and Off Camera!!

In this article I’m going to go over Flash Photography with the Sony Nex-6! Both On Camera flash modes and Off Camera options  using the Multi-purpose Hot Shoe.  I also have tons of sample photos demonstrating what eac...
by Jay
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Customizing Settings for the NEX-6 … Make it Work the Way You Do!

I’ve had my Sony NEX-6 for just a few weeks, but love it a little bit more every time I pick it up. And now that I’ve had a chance to customize the settings, I like it even better!! The menu systems on these NEX cam...
by Mike Hendren
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Sony Nex-6 - HDR Photography

HDR Photography Tutorial with the Sony Nex-6!! Raw Files Using Lightroom, Photomatix, and more..

In this HDR Photography Tutorial using the Sony Nex-6, I go over the settings used on camera, and then use Lightroom, and Photomatix, to process the raw files. Further editing is then done using various programs and techniques....
by Jay
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Monico's self portrait

Using An Articulating Arm To Get More Creative With Your Photography!!

In this article I’m going show you How To Get More Creative with your Photography by using an Articulating Arm – Manfrotto Magic Arm in my case. It’s an incredible useful accessory that I use whenever I need ...
by Monico
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