SFW Online

Beyond the Basics: Mastering Focus and Exposure with Your Sony Alpha a7 Series Camera

with Rick Berk

August 11 – 22, 2022

Thursdays and Mondays; 9:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $450.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

The Sony Alpha a7 system has been the leader in mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras for over a decade, providing a range of options for photographers to fulfill their creative desires. Rick Berk leads a four-session online workshop on the Sony Alpha a7 camera’s extensive exposure and focus systems to help participants move well beyond the basics.

First Rick demystifies the Sony exposure system’s metering modes, pointing out ways to use each one for enhanced creativity when photographing. He moves on to the various exposure modes, demonstrating how each one achieves proper exposure and how we can leverage each exposure mode as needed. He then covers exciting in-camera exposure features, including time-lapse video, and HDR.

Next we turn our attention to the Sony a7 series autofocus modes, exploring both function and strategy. Rick also addresses how focus and exposure systems work together, allowing you to create more dynamic images. Assignments between sessions allow participants to put new techniques into practice, and Rick reviews selected images during subsequent group sessions, offering tips and answering questions.

Up your game in this highly focused workshop as you learn how to make the most of two essential camera functions that expand your creative horizons and inspire you to express yourself in new ways.

Please note that the Sony cameras covered by this course are the following nine models: A7, A7M2, A7M3, A7R, A7RM2, A7RM3, A7RM4, A7S, and A7SM2.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
All are welcome
What You Should Know:

This program is designed and intended for current owners of a Sony Alpha a7 series camera. Please note that the Sony cameras covered by this course are the following nine models: A7, A7M2, A7M3, A7M4, A7R, A7RM2, A7RM3, A7RM4, A7S, and A7SM2. A working knowledge of basic camera operations is required.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 9:30 – 11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Thursdays and Mondays starting August 11 and ending August 22 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 14 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Categories
Beyond the Basics, Technical, The Camera Series
about
Rick Berk

Rick Berk is a fine-art nature and landscape photographer based on Maine’s midcoast. After beginning college as a graphic design major, he took photography as a requirement and was immediately enamored with the photographic process.

Rick has spent nearly 30 years in photography, beginning as a sports photographer covering professional sports, before transitioning to working as a technical specialist for camera companies. His responsibilities included training photographers, consumers, and photo specialty retail staff on photographic technology and its real-world application. In the past several years Rick has transitioned back to being behind the camera full-time, traveling extensively to produce eye-catching landscapes.

Website: rickberk.com

Instagram: @rickberkphoto

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