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25 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Sony a6300

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Purchasing a new camera often involves a mixture of excitement, happiness and occasionally frustration, especially if you are coming from a different camera brand. In the last few years, no company has continued to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible as Sony has with their full frame mirrorless & APS-C cameras. With the release of the Sony a6300, I have compiled a list of 25 of my favorite tips to help you get the most out of this incredibly powerful and portable camera.

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How to Photograph the Northern Lights

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If you have ever dreamed of seeing and capturing the Northern Lights but wasn’t sure where to start, this free mini-guide is for you. It not only covers where to see the aurora and how it is predicted, but gives you plenty of pointers on the kind of camera gear to use and what to look for when you are out in the field.

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15 Tips for Getting The Most Out of Your Sony a7rii

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With every new camera, there are new menu systems to learn, new custom button functions to remember and new features to wrap your head around. So no matter if you are brand new to Sony or a long time user who just picked up the latest flagship camera, I have compiled a list of 15 of my favorite tips to help you get the most of your brand new Sony a7rII.

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Installing and Updating Apps on Your Sony Camera With Ease

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One of the coolest features of being a Sony shooter these days is the fact that you can buy and download applications to run on your Sony Mirrorless Cameras, much like you can with your smart phone. Why is this great? Because for a few bucks, you can add a lot of features and functionality to your camera that it didn’t have before, such as the ability to easily capture and compile time-lapses out in the field with the Time Lapse App. While it is great that Sony added these feature to their cameras, the process to connect your camera …

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Listening to Your “Little Man” (or Woman)

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I just love this time of year in Colorado. Not only do we have some amazing mountain landscapes, but fall in CO is just to die for. Currently I am on a 6 day shooting fest of the San Juan Mountains, joining up on occasion with fellow photogs Sarah Fischler and Ron Coscorrosa. After making our way to Telluride, Sarah and Ron choose to head back to a location we were shooting earlier in anticipation of an incoming and the fact that the Telluride area was still partly green (as far as Aspen fall colors go). I ended up driving …

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Avoiding the Crowds

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Maroon Bells, Colorado is one of those iconic landscape scenes that is hard to escape NOT photographing it. Over the years I have learned to avoid the masses in order to maintain my sanity, but this is not always that easy. Maroon Bells in Fall is one of those situations. I know there will be way too many people there, but I can’t help but want to try to capture something unique. As I woke up at 5:45am this morning, after sleeping in my car, I pulled into the parking lot for Maroon Bells, only to be treated to what …

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The Value of Photo Critiques

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Photography, like life, is completely subjective in nature. As artists we tend to view the world solely through our own eyes…or maybe more accurately…through our own viewfinder. Over the years I have fine tuned my creative vision, style and skills when it comes to capturing images that ignite my passion for beauty, life and photography. Looking at a scene, even before I grab my camera, I already have multiple ideas of how I am going to expose my image(s), how I am going to compose and frame my subject and I have even started to visualize how I am going …

Behind the Lens: Paying Attention to the Details

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As a fine art photographer, I have learned over the years the importance of paying attention to the details of every image that I choose to see all the way through my workflow process. In this screen shot, I am editing an image I took durring the sunflower season here in Colorado.

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The Artistic Nature of Digital Editing

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There is no doubt that much has changed in the last 10 years with the advent of the digital age of photography. As more and more people pick up the hobby, passion or profession of photography, the boundaries of what we think is possible with photography and post processing begin to get pushed forward. Needless to say, it is an exciting time to be a photographer. History: Twenty years ago this past week, Thomas and John Knoll developed a pixel-imaging program called “Display”. Unlike anything else available at the time, it allowed users to easily manipulate digital pixelated images in unique and amazing ways. Little …