• Instructors

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  • Skill Level

    Level 1

    This course is for anyone who has purchased, or is thinking about purchasing the Sony A7 III.

  • What You Get

    5.5 hours of learning

    + 29 segments

    + Downloadable Lesson PDF

    + Recommended Settings Guide

  • Learn To

    Operate your Sony A7 III like a pro.

    + Use the advanced focusing system with 425 Contrast points and 693 phase-detection points

    + Understand and leverage bracketing options for Exposure, White Balance and Dynamic RangeOptimizer

    + Use the multitude of customizing options

    + Use video features like 4K video, slow motion, and time-lapse

    + Better use any modern mirrorless features like the EVF

What You'll Learn

Learn how to use your new Sony A7 III camera with confidence. This course will teach you everything you need to go from box to shooting.

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Class Introduction

1/29 (16:38)

Dip your feet into the world of Sony cameras with the class instruction. Walkthrough what to expect for the classand learn about how the camera compares to Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Note the differences with the Sony a7rIII and learn camera care basics.

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Photo Basics

2/29 (4:38)

New to photography? John covers the basics like what a mirrorless camera is and using an EVF. Learn basic terms like aperture, ISO...

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Camera Controls: Control Wheel & Shutter Release

3/29 (4:08)

Take your first picture (if you haven't already) with the basic, most-used controls on the Sony camera body.Explore the control wh...

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Camera Controls: Mode Dial

4/29 (46:06)

Learn the Sony A7 III's available modes by exploring the mode dial. From why you shouldn't use auto (and when you should) to how t...

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Camera Controls: Top Deck

5/29 (18:36)

Navigate the remainder of the controls on the top of the camera, including the custom controls, like programmingSony's excellent E...

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Camera Controls: Back Side Controls

6/29 (15:01)

Demystify the controls at the back of the camera body. Learn essentials from focusing the viewfinder to AF modes to using the LCD ...

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Back Side Controls: Function Button

7/29 (25:36)

Jump into that "Fn" button and the quick menu controls that it brings up. Here, you can find shortcuts to adjusting options like I...

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Back Side Controls: Wheel & Custom Buttons

8/29 (10:59)

Continuing the journey through the back of the camera, learn all the options for the multi-purpose wheel, from shortcut EVF option...

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Left & Right Side Controls

9/29 (7:02)

Decipher all the doors and ports at the side of the camera, including what accessories work well with the Sony camera body, the ca...

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Bottom Controls

10/29 (4:59)

The camera body doesn't have a lot of pieces at the bottom, but here, John walks photographers through easy tricks like finding th...

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Front Controls and Lenses

11/29 (13:19)

Sony cameras don't often have a ton of controls at the front -- but learn the essentials on the front, as well as how to safely sw...

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Menu Page 1: Quality/Image Size 1

12/29 (9:48)

Sony camera menus can be confusing and long -- start the trek through the a7 III's menus in this lesson by looking at the first se...

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Menu Page 2: Quality/Image Size 2

13/29 (3:57)

Continuing diving through the image quality and size menus with features like ISO noise reduction, color space controls, and in-ca...

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Menu Pages 3-5: Shoot Mode/Drive 1/AF1

14/29 (9:02)

Adjust settings for multiple photos including burst mode settings and image bracketing by learning the shoot mode menu.

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Menu Page 6: AF2

15/29 (5:43)

The Sony a7 III is often noted for the autofocus improvement over earlier models. Dig through the different AF options by digging ...

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Menu Pages 7 & 8: AF3 & AF4

16/29 (5:59)

Continue digging into the AF menu and learn what features are a waste of battery and what features are actually useful like settin...

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Menu Pages 9-11: Exposure & Flash

17/29 (6:34)

Fine-tune your Sony camera's exposure settings with advanced menu tools like choosing whether or not to leave settings intact when...

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Menu Page 12: Color/WB/Img Processing

18/29 (8:50)

Color photos not looking so hot? John walks you through the Sony camera color menu, which contains controls for options like white...

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Menu Page 13: Focus Assist

19/29 (6:03)

Ever get home from a shoot thinking you got a great shot only to see it on a bigger screen and realize it's just a bit soft? Learn...

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Menu Page 14: Shooting Assist

20/29 (6:30)

Dig into game-changing tools you may not even realize exist by exploring the shooting assist menu. Learn how to turn on anti-flick...

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Camera Setting: Movie

21/29 (7:44)

Mirrorless cameras are often just as excellent when tasked with recording video. Learn how to adjust the video settings inside the...

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Camera Settings: Shutter & Steady Shot

22/29 (8:37)

On the Sony a7 III, users can adjust the way the shutter works. Learn what a second curtain shutter is. Dive into how to turn the ...

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Camera Settings: Zoom & Display Auto Review

23/29 (7:13)

The Sony camera menu has several zoom and display options. Digital zoom is available but should be avoided because of a loss in im...

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Camera Settings: Custom Operation

24/29 (11:55)

Still using the camera's default set-up? The Sony a7 III, like many Sony cameras, can be custom programmed. Learn how to set the c...

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Network Menu

25/29 (11:20)

The Sony a7 III has both Wi-Fi and NFC. Dig into how to use the Wi-Fi to easily share images, including sending to a smartphone, s...

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Playback Menu

26/29 (7:18)

The playback menu contains all the options for working with images after you've shot them. Walkthrough the playback menu options, ...

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Setup Menu

27/29 (26:52)

Dig into how to customize the setup of your camera, from the brightness of the LCD screen to turning down the camera's beeps. This...

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My Menu Overview

28/29 (8:14)

Find the menu daunting? Sony's My Menu allows photographers to save the most frequently used menu settings to quickly find the opt...

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Camera Operation

29/29 (10:14)

Now that you've covered the ins and outs of the cameras, work through a checklist to prep the camera for operation. Walkthrough a ...

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