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Sony Nex-6 Auto HDR Sample Photo

Sony Nex-6 Testing Continues – Auto HDR Sample Photos, Normal Exposure VS Auto HDR!!

Continuing with the Sony Nex-6 testing I took a bunch of Auto HDR Photos and a few Auto Pano Photos!! I love these two in camera post processing features, because they do a really good  job considering it takes zero effort, an...
by Jay
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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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Focus Stacked Result

Macro Photography: Focus Stacking 101

In this video tutorial I will go though the process of focus stacking using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Focus stacking is a technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resultin...
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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How-to

How-To: Sony A57 Menus and Functions Settings Explained – Sony Alpha School in Session!

In this video tutorial I will go over the Sony Alpha 57 Menu interface detail!Starting with the basic camera options all the way to programing custom buttons. The Menu on the A57 is incredible deep and detailed. There are tons ...
by Jay
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Kelly

The Art of Photographic Composition – By Kelly Lyle

In this article on Photographic Composition Kelly Lyle will go over compositional theory and several elements that can be used as tools for creating amazing compositions in almost any situation!! Kelly Lyle is one of my best fr...
by Jay
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Sony Alpha 35 Photo Samples

HDR Photography and the Sony A35 (SLT-A35) – Auto HDR

Sony has come up with an amazing High Dynamic Range solution in there new cameras, and in this article I’ll go over several HDR examples using the AutoHDR feature on the Sony Alpha 35. Until recently I’ve been takin...
by Jay
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The Top 10 Photography Books of 2011

Top 10 New Photography Books for 2011

I’ve done some extensive re-search on the Photography Books out there for 2011, and here is what I came up with!! Please feel free to add other books in the comments area if you think it deserves to be on this list. I wen...
by Jay
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How-to

How-To: Adobe Lightroom 4 – Enhancing Portraits and Photos

In this video tutorial using the New Adobe Lightroom 4, I will go over how I edit a portrait and explain several advanced techniques to make your photos stand out!!  We will go over the basic crop, and then advanced spot remov...
by Jay
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How To: Using AutoHDR with the Sony Nex-5n

In this “Hands On” video tutorial I’ll show you how to use the AutoHDR feature with the Sony Nex-5n in detail!!  It’s pretty easy but there is a few options you should be aware of. Note: I accidentally ...
by Jay
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Sony Nex-6 Manual Focus and Focus Peaking Sample Photo

Sony Nex-6 – Manual Focus and Focus Peaking with Fotodiox Lens Adapter and Canon EF Lenses

In this article I’m going to show you how to set-up and use the Sony Nex-6 Focus Peaking feature for Manual Focus purposes! I use the Fotodiox Lens Adapter for my my demonstrations, but any lens adapter will do the job de...
by Jay
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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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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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Layla - 2 weeks

10 Tips for Better Baby Portrait Sessions

Baby sessions can often be really hard. Sometimes they cry, sometimes they have accidents, and sometimes they’re super happy. The parents are very consistent though, as they always want a good portrait!! That being said, ...
by Jay
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Sony Nex-6 w/ Fotodiox Lens Adapter and Canon EF 135mm f/2 L Lens @ f/8

Sony Nex-6 – Raw Image Quality Testing with Canon 135mm L Glass and Fotodiox Lens Adapter!!

Today I took my Sony Nex-6, Canon 135mm f/2 L Lens, and the Fotodiox Lens adapter out for some Raw Image Quality Testing. The Sony Nex-6 has a New 16mp sensor and it’s capable of pumping out incredible image quality, but ...
by Jay
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Lightroom 4 – Creating BW Presets and a Free BW Preset with Sample Pics!!

In this video tutorial I will go over how to create BW presets in Adobe Lightroom 4. It’s a very simple yet powerful feature that can drastically speed up your workflow if taken advantage of!! I have tons of presets and u...
by Jay
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Sony NEX-5N – Excellent Video Quick Guide/ Demo by Sony Asia

In this excellent video/ Demo “Creative freedom is yours with a stylish, ultra-compact NEX-5N camera that operates with ease, and puts professional quality right in your pocket”. I just watched this a really great i...
by Jay
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The Ghost Car

The Ghost Car

In this image Michele and I were heading over to my Bother house, and the sky was just out of this world. We needed to find a cool spot to take a picture, but the clock was ticking big time!! Sky’s like this can be gone i...
by Jay
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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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Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter with Nex-5n and Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM Lens

Sony Nex-5n with LA-EA1 Lens Adapter and the Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM Lens – HD Video Preview/ Tutorial and Sample Photos

In this Article I’m going to go over the Sony La-EA1 lens adapter by slapping it on the Nex-5n. In addition to that I’m going to mount the Monster Sony 70-400 f/4-5.6 G SSM Lens to the Nex-5n and LA-EA1 lens adapter...
by Jay
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