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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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"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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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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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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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: 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 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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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 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 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 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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How To: Camera Handling Tips – by Chris Orwig

Chris Orwig is a renowned Pro Photographer and teacher and in this “How To” video tutorial Chris goes over a few techniques for holding your SLR as well as several other good practices. His latest tutorial series is...
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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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