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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 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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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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Rokinon 8mm and the Sony Nex-7 - HDR Photography

How-To: Sony Nex-7 and HDR Photography Explained in Detail!!

In this 18+ minute How-To video tutorial, I will go over everything you need to know about HDR Photography while using the Sony Nex-7. I will go over all the different methods you have for capturing higher dynamic range scenes ...
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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Kelly Lyle

Photography talk with guest, Kelly Lyle – Pro Wedding Photographer

Our very good friend Kelly from KellyLylePhotography.com was up this past weekend and boy did we talk photography!! Specialty lenses and how to use them most effectively was a topic we discussed at length. In fact I would love ...
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
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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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Sony RX100

Sony RX100 – A Closer Look, AF Testing, Clear Image Zoom Demo and More!!

I hope you all had a great weekend, and check out this Article I put together showing off the Sony RX100 and more!! I move it around and hold it in my hands so you get a good sense of scale etc.. I also show you the battery com...
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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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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How to: Get the most from iAuto Mode – Video Tutorial

Sony has some pretty solid “How To” videos on youtube, and in this video tutorial you will learn all about iAuto. How it works and why you want to use it! This video is designed for the beginner photographer interested in g...
by Jay
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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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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 someth...
by Monico
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