Sony A7RII Crash Course

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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

If you have recently purchased or plan to use the Sony A7RII as your primary camera, this is the course for you. Even if you've never used a DSLR before, or are brand new to photography, this course will work to build your understanding of both the camera and general photography from the ground up.

This is a relatively short course – about four and a half hours is all it takes to become a master with this camera. Lectures are 100% easy-to-follow videos, with plenty of clear diagrams that will construct your understanding of the camera dynamically. Topics include understanding the basics of photography and then building up to using the camera, menus, special features, video and Michael's recommendations.

What are the requirements?

  • This course is best when followed along with the A7RII, so it is best that you have this camera to try the techniques shown in the course.
  • You may need to know some basic photographic terms, such as "shoot," "light," and "video." If you don't, these terms are still covered in the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will understand the basic principles of photography.
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to comfortably use the Sony A7RII

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for all competency levels – from complete beginners to industry professionals.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction - Learning from the start.

Welcome to the course! Here, I explain to you what you can expect from this course and how you'll learn over time. Be sure to check the course list to see the full structure of this course!

Section 2: Photography Basics
We'll start our curriculum by covering some basics – all the way up to focal lengths and Controling Depth of Feild.
This section covers Lens Perspective and some lens recommendations.

In this section we will cover ISO, F-Stops and the scientific method. We will also explore compositional elements, or what you need to make your shots aesthetically appealing.

This section continues where we left off with compositional elements.

This section you will learn how a pixel gets it color, the histogram and compression.

Section 3: Working With The A7RII
Starting with this section, we're jumping into using the A7RII specifically.

Here, we continue to explore the features and functions of the A7RII.

Here, we look at the focusing system of the A7RII.

In this section, we will finish off with the features and functions of the A7RII.


The A7RII is a splendid camera for general photography. In this section, we cover how to take several kinds of photographs using it.

Section 4: Deep Menu System

The deep menu of the A7RII is quite thorough, so this section covers it in-depth. We start with the first tab and go over the first 5 sub-menu sections.


Here, we continue with the first tab and go over the last 4 sub-menu sections


In this section we will have a look at tabs 2, 3 and 4 and their sub-menus.


In this section we will finish off the deep menu system with the menu tabs 5 and 6 and their sub-menus.

Section 5: Video With The A7RII
The A7RII is also phenomenal for videography, especially because of its ability to shoot 4K natively. Here, we begin with the history of video and how it relates to your camera.
The A7RII is also phenomenal for videography, especially because of its ability to shoot 4K natively. Here, we cover several topics, such as video workflow.
Section 6: Conclusion
Now that you've reached the end of the course, you should know your A7RII inside and out. I wish you the best of luck with your new camera!

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Instructor Biography

Michael Andrew, Photography Instructor

Michael the Maven (Michael Andrew) is an American photographer and photography instructor and specializes in photography instruction for beginners. He has a Youtube Photography Channel under the name of Michael The Mentor which has over 131,000 subscribers and 16,000,000 views. His "Epic Shootout" videos compare competing cameras abilities, informing buyers which is best for them.

Michael has been a professional portrait and wedding photographer for over 11 years, with his work appearing on multiple occasions in Alabama Weddings Magazine, including the cover. He has also won many awards for his teaching on the university level, in the field of Biology. Michael combines his expertise of instruction with his knowledge of photography to simplify the learning process for beginning and intermediate photographers.

In the last 6 years, Michael has produced over 35 instructional DVDs on a range of photography topics, including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and soon Sony cameras, as well as advanced topics including Lighting, Flash, Advanced Techniques, and Busness Courses. Michael also developed the very first Model Release and Contract App for iPhones and Andoid devices photographers called "Photographers Contract Maker".

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