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How To: Shoot Photos in Low Light

Low light shooting can be one of the toughest challenges in digital photography. In this video Alex goes over how some of the features of Sony’s Cyber-shot and DSLR cameras can help capture great shots in low lighting!! A...
by Jay
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Nex-7 w/ Canon 135mm f/2 Lens

Nex-7 Tutorial – Setting up and Using Lens Adapters on the Sony Nex-7

In this Nex-7 tutorial I will go over everything you need to know when it comes to setting up the Sony Nex-7 for using Lens Adapters and other manufactures lenses. Focus Peaking, Shooting without Lens, and Manual Focus Assist s...
by Jay
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How to: Intro to Product Photography using the Sony Nex-5n

In this video tutorial I’ll show you how I photographed the Sony Alpha 77 and the Sony Alpha 580 using the Sony Nex-5n. Pretty simple and strait forward process I must admit. To keep things very simple I used natural warm...
by Jay
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Sony A57 w/ Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG Lens @ f/1.4, 1/2000sec, ISO 100, Handheld, Jpeg Fine, AutoHDR

Sony A57 and the AutoHDR Feature Tested – Sample Photos and 100% Crops!!

I had a chance to shoot some AutoHDR’s with the Sony a57 over the past few weeks and figured I would put them all in one article for you HDR Photography Fans!! If your not familiar with HDR photography, basically it’...
by Jay
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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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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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Adobe Colorspaces

RGB Working Spaces – What are the differences and which should you use??

RGB working spaces are one of those topics that a lot of photographers are baffled by, and it’s understandable!! Adobe for example includes a number of RGB working spaces in their programs such as Photoshop, Camera Raw, a...
by Jay
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Metabones Adapter for Leica M Mount

The Ultimate Lens and Lens Adapter Combos for the Sony Nex (E-Mount) Camera System!!

I’ve been doing tons of re-search on lenses and lens adapters for the Sony Nex Camera System, and these are the Best Combos available!! I also have the Sony E-Mount Lens Guide >>, and the Sony E-mount Lens Adapters ...
by Jay
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Sony Camera Applications

Getting Started with “Apps” on your Sony NEX-5R or NEX-6 | PlayMemories WiFi

Hello, My Name is Mike Hendren and I’m a new Author. Jay and I met through the amazing internet and share a lot of the same passions as it relates to Sony and Photography. We’re both enjoying the New Sony Camera Tec...
by Mike Hendren
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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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HDR Photography Explained

In this 10 minute video tutorial I will go over the science and technology behind HDR Photography. I will explain what it is, how it works, and what you need to do in order to give it a try yourself!! After watching this you wi...
by Jay
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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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Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS @ 150mm

Portrait Lenses: Which One Is Best And Why??

So, which portrait lens is actually the best and why you ask? In this article I’ll go over depth of field as it relates to focal length, aperture, distance to the subject, and crop factor. Why some glass is better than ot...
by Jay
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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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Crop Factor - From the Lens perspective

Crop Factor Tutorial – What Is It, and How Does It Effect Your Photography!!

Crop factor is one of those terms you hear all the time in the photography crowd, but you might not know exactly what it means and how it effects your photography. Well let me break it down for you really simple. Crop factor is...
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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Lily - Nex-5n w/ Fotodiox Lens Adapter, 25mm Extension Tube, and Canon 24-105mm f/4 L Lens

Awesome Sony Nex Lens Adapters Video, and the Nex-5n w/ Fotodiox Lens Adapter, 25mm Extension Tube, and Canon 24-105mm f/4 L Lens!!

I was cruising around YouTube today checking comments etc.., and came across this incredible video on the Sony Nex Lens Adapters by David Kilpatrick. David is a Pro on this stuff, so be sure to check out his sites, because they...
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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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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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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