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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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Couple at Sunset

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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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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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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Ocean Sunrise

Improve Your Landscape and Travel Photography

Today I want to talk about landscape and travel photography and share some tips and tricks to help improve your landscape and travel photography. Even though I make my living as an assignment, event and a portrait photograph...
by Monico
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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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Customizing Settings for the NEX-6 … Make it Work the Way You Do!

I’ve had my Sony NEX-6 for just a few weeks, but love it a little bit more every time I pick it up. And now that I’ve had a chance to customize the settings, I like it even better!! The menu systems on these NEX cam...
by Mike Hendren
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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