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 11 models: A7, A7M2, A7M3, A7M4, A7R, A7RM2, A7RM3, A7RM4, A7RM5, A7S, and A7SM2.
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 11 models: A7, A7M2, A7M3, A7M4, A7R, A7RM2, A7RM3, A7RM4, A7RM5, A7S, and A7SM2. A working knowledge of basic camera operations is required.
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.
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.