Beginner Sony Alpha A6000 (HD) Tutorial Guide
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Beginner Sony Alpha A6000 (HD) Tutorial Guide

Calvin Hill, Celebrity Photographer and Cinematographer
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Created by Calvin Hill
Last updated 6/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • You will gain the knowledge you need to get out and preserve precious memories.
  • You will learn how to operate the focus peaking function.
  • You will learn the power of intelligent auto mode.
  • You will learn how to transfer images via the wi-fi function.
  • You will see how to initiate the 11 Frames Per Second shooting.
  • You will learn ALL about autofocus (Center Lock-On and Drive Speed).
  • You will learn the capabilities of the low light sensor technology.
  • You will learn how to operate the picture effects function.
  • You will learn to change the tile menu option.
  • You will see panorama mode function.
  • You will learn about the lovely on board flash.
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  • You should own, have rented or borrowed a Sony Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera. This class applies to the Sony Alpha A6000 but can be used on the Sony A7 for some lectures as it carries the Alpha menu.

You'll learn the basics of using the Sony Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera so you can get out and shoot great images and high quality video.

The lectures are high quality HD videos ready to watch and learn. I spent the quality time recording the video lectures so you don't have to waste moments reading the boring black and white instruction manual.

The videos cover important things like intelligent auto, focus peaking, focus magnifier, auto drive speed and more. The most important things one will know to start shooting their Sony A6000 right away with stellar results has been documented.

The exercises are explained fully for ease of use and easy duplication. If you are a beginner to shooting a mirrorless Sony Alpha a6000 this course will help you tremendously. The class is simple to follow and very informative.

Course also includes the visual power and function of the Sony A6000's dynamic range, awesome video and clear digital image zoom.

This course is for absolute beginners and for people with some knowledge of how their mirrorless camera works.

After spending the time to watch the short and well filmed videos you can go out and shoot your camera with confidence.

Who is the target audience?
  • Sony A6000 owners that want to confidently shoot photos and video with their camera. Learn to apply the powerful functions of the A6000 in less than two hours after starting the class.
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
Sony A6000 for Beginners
17 Lectures 50:54

Calvin talks about what you'll learn in the course and about what you will be learning for shooting the Sony Alpha A6000.

Preview 02:34

Learn how to use the Sony A6000 focus magnifier which is part of manual focus assist.

Preview 03:34

Witness how easy it is to keep your images and video sharp while using the focus peaking function on the Sony Alpha A6000 when shooting manual video.

Preview 03:56

Quick lesson for understanding 3 major zoom modes. The Sony A6000 optical zoom, clear image zoom and digital zoom is a blessing but the technology of clear image zoom is what impressed me the most.

Optical Zoom - Clear Image Zoom - Digital Zoom (LESSON)

The best video lens for the Sony Alpha A6000 is the E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS Power Zoom Lens. This piece of glass gives great range and it's smooth and silent. The (Optical Steady Shot) keeps shaking and blurred video or images to a minimum or non existent.

Sony 18-105mm F/4 Video (Test)

A fantastic tutorial on IA. The Sony a6000 has intelligent auto and superior auto modes that can analyze the scene before shooting pictures or video with great accuracy. Learn how to properly use it.

Intelligent Auto Mode (LESSON)

A video tutorial to show how to use the Sony A6000 wifi to smart phone feature. This can easily be done on any Android phone as well like the Samsung mobile.

Wi-Fi -Transferring Images (LESSON)

A wonderful "Video Mode" tip. The Sony A6000 video mode is a great thing to have on the dial but there is a MAJOR disadvantage to shooting in that mode. Every A6000 owner should know what it is.

Video Mode (LESSON)

A quick video tutorial on how to bounce flash on the Sony A6000. The on board light is very good and will allow you to compose some really great pictures.

Flash Bounce (LESSON)

A dynamic range tutorial. The dynamic range on this small mirrorless camera is better than the Canon 5D Mark II and the 5D Mark III. Yup, it's an amazing camera.

Dynamic Range Video (LESSON)

Learn how to access the amazing center lock on autofocus. A fantastic feature of the a6000 is the ability to zone lock on autofocus when shooting video or pictures. The technology in this mirrorless camera is incredible.

Center Lock On Autofocus (LESSON)

Learn how to shoot the Sony A6000 panorama mode for beautiful landscape pictures and large group images.

Panorama Mode (LESSON)

A quick tutorial video testing the autofocus drive speed on the Sony a6000 in video mode.

Autofocus Drive Speed (LESSON)

Learn how to get to the Sony A6000 picture effects so you can use them to create interesting images without photoshop.

Picture Effects (LESSON)

Learn how to access your high burst mode. Get the power of a Canon 1DX in the palm of your hands without spending $6,000. This mirrorless camera is a BEAST.

11 Frames Per Second Shooting (LESSON)

A quick how to on the Sony a6000 auto iso mode. Most of you will use this feature in manual focus along with focus peaking.


Learn how to bring up Tile Menu. The option of seeing your navigation menu in a tile mode or a tab listed mode is fantastic. Knowing how this function works can be a lifesaver in the field. Time is money!

Tile Menu Function (LESSON)
The Power of 24-Megapixels and The Bionz-X Processor
3 Lectures 10:25

Check out the Sony A6000 low light video test from the Jackson street Bridge in Atlanta, Georgia. This mirrorless camera has good focus in dimly lit situations and it's fast. Will work well for motion picture as well as still images in low light situations.

Low Light (Test)

The Sony A6000 iso performance is really good in low light and the Bionz X processor controls the noise very well. The test goes from 100 and exceeds iso 6400. The comparison of the high ranges is something to see.

ISO Performance 100 - 12,800 (Test)

The clarity and amount of power you have to push around picture files on the A6000 in incredible. Yup, it's an amazing camera with beautiful color, superb sharpness and tons of dynamic range.

RAW Images Video (Visual Inspiration)
About the Instructor
Calvin Hill
2.6 Average rating
20 Reviews
109 Students
1 Course
Celebrity and Elite Event Photography

My name is Calvin Hill aka “Gorilla Shooter". I'm a professional celebrity and elite event photographer in Atlanta.

I have a passion for all things photography and videography. It's been over 9 years that I've been preserving memories through my cameras and lenses.

My images have been published on major platforms and magazines including Sophisticates, Essence Magazine and Thirsty Roots. My videos have been featured on syndicated television stations including BET, MTV and VH1.

Shooting exclusively with “Mirrorless Cameras" is wonderful and the Sony A6000 is my main photography tool. I love sharing my knowledge of photography and cinematography with those ready to build a career or hobby in this industry.

I believe “Mirrorless Cameras" are the future and the Sony A6000 is a benchmark toward that future.