The Unofficial Guide to Sony's a6000, a6300, and a6500
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Created by Forge Productions
Last updated 1/2016
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use the Sony a6000, a6300, or a6500 with ease
  • Understand photo theory with greater depth
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Requirements
  • You need to have access to a Sony a6000, a6300, or a6500
Description

Master the ins and outs of Sony's Alpha series, the latest hybrid cameras. With over 3 hours of lessons intuitively organized into 120 individual bite-sized lectures, you will learn everything you need to know about the camera, giving you the confidence you need to use the camera with ease in any situation.

We will cover the following topics in this course:

  • Crash course in basic photography theory focusing on using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to obtain proper exposure.
  • Camera body and button functions including the mode dial, pinwheel, and hidden record button.
  • Camera settings including high ISO noise reduction, dynamic range optimization, and the soft skin effect.
  • Custom settings including Pre-auto focus, e-front curtain shutter, and superior automatic image extraction.
  • Wireless settings best practices
  • Applications
  • Playback considerations
  • Setup procedures including cleaning mode, USB LUN setting, and recovering image from the database.
  • Field tips including filmmakers' setup, how to read a histogram, and making the transition from photo to video.

A knowledge of basic photography principals is great to have, but not absolutely necessary to taking this course. It is important to note that this class is specific to the Sony Alpha cameras. It was originally created for the a6000 but all content applies to the a6300 and a6500 as well.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course if for any photographer or videographer who wants to better their understanding of their camera in order to take eye-catching photos and videos
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Curriculum For This Course
120 Lectures
03:12:56
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Hello!
2 Lectures 03:38
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Sony alpha Body and Button Functions
9 Lectures 12:23
Getting Started: Loading a Battery and Memory Card
01:36

Attaching and Detaching a Lens
01:20

The Sensor Plane
00:56

Turning the Camera On
00:31

Button Overview
01:25

The Hidden Record Button
00:36

The Control Dial and Pinwheel
00:43


Inputs and Outputs
00:47
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Crash Course in Photography Theory
1 Lecture 10:18
Obtaining Proper Exposure
10:18
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Camera Settings
41 Lectures 01:07:34
Image Size for stills
02:10

Aspect Ratio for stills
01:24

Quality for stills
01:26

Panorama: Size
01:10

Panorama: Direction
00:32

File Format for video
02:18


Drive Mode
01:52

Flash Mode
00:52

Flash Compensation
00:39

Red Eye Reduction
01:02

Focus Mode
02:14

Focus Area
02:11

Auto-Focus Illuminator for stills
01:22

Auto-Focus Drive Speed for videp
01:38

Auto-Focus Track Duration for video
00:57

Exposure Compensation
01:25

Exposure Step
00:22

ISO
01:38

Metering Mode
01:02

White Balance
02:44

Dynamic Range Optimization / Auto High Dynamic Range
02:16

Creative Style
04:08

Picture Effect
02:01

Zoom
01:29

Focus Magnifier
01:16

Long Exposure Noise Reduction for stills
01:38

High ISO Noise Reduction for stills
01:13

Lock-on Auto-Focus
01:59

Smile / Face Detection
01:05

Soft Skin Effect for stills
00:59

Auto Object Framing for stills
02:36

Scene Selection
02:55

Movie
02:48

SteadyShot
00:41

Color Space for stills
00:49

Automatic Slow Shutter for video
01:59

Audio Recording
00:28

Wind Noise Reduction
02:40

Shooting Tip List
02:01

Memory Recall and Memory
01:40
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Custom Settings
31 Lectures 41:33
Zebra
03:20

Manual Focus Assist for stills
01:07

Focus Magnification Time
01:05

Grid Line
01:01

Automatic Review
00:29

"Display" Button
01:25

Peaking Level
02:02

Peaking Color
01:11

Exposure Settings Guide
00:59

Live View Display
01:22

Display Continuous Auto-Focus Area
00:57

Pre-AF for stills
01:22

Zoom Setting
01:41

Eye-Start Auto-Focus for stills
00:55

Viewfinder / Monitor
01:19


Auto-Focus with Shutter for stills
01:40

Automatic Exposure Lock with Shutter for stills
01:38

e-Front Curtain Shutter
00:26

Superior Auto Image Extraction
02:05

Exposure Compensation Set
00:30

Bracket Order
01:06

Face Registration
01:22

Auto-Focus Micro Adjustment
01:36

Lens Compensation
02:11

Function Menu Settings
03:02

Custom Key Settings
01:46

Control Dial / Pinwheel Setup
00:19

Control Dial / Pinwheel Exposure Compensation
00:43

"Movie" Button
00:27

Control Dial / Pinwheel Lock
00:17
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Wireless
1 Lecture 05:33
Wireless Settings
05:33
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Applications
1 Lecture 00:53
Application Overview
00:53
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Playback
1 Lecture 02:59
Playback Considerations
02:59
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Setup
27 Lectures 26:05
Monitor Brightness
01:10

Viewfinder Brightness
01:03

Viewfinder Color Temperature
00:42

Volume Settings
00:38

Audio Signals
00:34

Tile Menu
01:02

Mode Dial Guide
01:09

Delete Confirmation
00:34

Power Save Start Time
00:52

Cleaning Mode
00:55

Demo Mode
00:24

Remote Control
00:16

HDMI Resolution
01:00

Control for HDMI
00:53

HDMI Information Display
01:16

USB Connection
01:08

USB LUN Setting
01:07

Language
00:19

Date/Time Setup
01:19

Area Setting
00:37

Format Media
01:05

File Number
00:49

Select "Record" Folder
01:01

New Folder
00:43

Folder Name
01:08

Recover Image from Database
02:09

Display Media Information, Version, and Settings Reset
02:12
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Field Tips
6 Lectures 22:00
Most Used Menu Items
07:35

Filmmaking Setup
06:48

APSC / Cropped Sensor
01:48

How to Read a Histogram
01:16

Tips for Transitioning into Photo from Video (and vice versa)
01:48

Transferring Files
02:45
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