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Photography Tutorial: Aperture Explained in Depth!!

I love playing with the Aperture and using it creatively in my Photography, and in this Tutorial I explain Aperture in depth as it relates to Photography!! You will also learn: How to use aperture to your advantage? When to use...
by Jay

 

 
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Photography Tutorial: Shutter Speed Explained in Depth!!

The shutter is the mechanism what controls how long the sensor is exposed to light. It opens and closes like a sliding glass door pretty much, but insanely fast. Basically the time of the exposure is all the shutters job. The l...
by Jay

 
 
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Intro to HDR Photography – HDR Photography Explained in Detail

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 video ...
by Jay

 

 
Sony LA-EA2 Adapter VS Regular E-Mount lens in Real World AF Testing

Sony LA-EA2 Phase Detection AF (PDAF) Vs Contrast Detection AF (CDAF) – Focus Tracking!!

I got a chance to do a more thorough “Real world” test comparing the PDAF Phase Detection Auto Focus system of the LA-EA2 Lens Adapter Vs the standard Contrast detection AF system of the Nex-5n. To do this I simple ...
by Jay

 

 
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How to: Capturing Sharper images

Sony has some pretty solid “How To” videos on youtube, and in this video you will learn some great tips on capturing sharper photos.  This video is very good for the beginner photographer and even armature photogra...
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 RX100 III – A Comprehensive Real World Video and Much More…..

Hi everybody and welcome back to SonyAlphaLab In this article/ video, I wanted to go over the Sony RX100 III in some detail, because the camera is super powerful and feature packed. Trying to use all these powerful features can...
by Jay

 
 
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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Lightroom 4 Tutorial – Exporting for the Web and Print Lab, In Detail!!

In this Lightroom 4, in depth HD Video Tutorial, I will go over the basics of Exporting for the Web, and the Print Lab!! I tried to be very as brief and to the point as possible, but it’s important that you understand fun...
by Jay

 
 
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

 

 
Naked Nex-7

Naked Sony Nex-7!! Opened Up so you can see the Guts of the Nex-7!! – Updated with HD Video Footage!!

Had a little down time on Saturday and ended up taking apart my Nex-7 with a friend of mine and Michel, to see what it looks like inside. It’s pretty amazing to say the least how they fit all that technology into such a s...
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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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

 
 
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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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

 
 
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

 

 
How-to

How To – Get the Correct Exposure With Your Digital Camera

There is a lot to learn when it comes to digital photography, and one of the best topics to start with is Exposure. This tutorial will go over all the key factors that relate to exposure and give tons of sample photos illustrat...
by Jay

 
 
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How To: Take Pictures using the autoHDR Feature with Sony Cameras

In this How To video Paul Tucker and Paul Genge talk about using High Dynamic Range (HDR) for taking better and clearer photographs when in situations where lighting variations (such as backlight) might affect the outcome of th...
by Jay

 

 
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

 
 
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