Sony Launches Helpful Tutorial Website for New Photographers

With more entry-level DSLRs on the market now than ever, the camera manufacturers seem to understand that it’s time to woo the beginners. Canon is doing it with a new DSLR simulator website, and now Sony has launched a helpful microsite of its own, focusing on video tutorials that’ll get Sony α beginners off to a good start in the world of photography.

The Sony α Portal, as it’s called, puts together a slew of video and photo tutorials on subjects ranging from the exposure triangle, to composition, to white balance. And once you’re done with the basic tutorials in the Learn section, you can head over to Shooting Techniques to find out more about photographing specific scenarios.

In the Shooting Techniques section, you’ll find photo tutorials for low light, urban landscape, macro photography and more that are there to prepare you for whatever situation you may run into. Each tutorial takes several approaches to photographing, say, Sports, and breaks down the specific techniques used capture the perfect photo.

Once you’ve explored all the different shooting situations, you can browse the rest of the microsite to find out more about Sony lenses, learn why you made the right choice by going Sony in a section titled “α Advantages,” and get inspired to take great photos in the Sony World Photography Awards section.

Here are some of Sony’s tips on proper White Balance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQP2Z9NmHns#t=39

As with Canon’s DSLR simulator, the site doesn’t go too far past the basics and probably won’t be of much use to more advanced photogs. But for those just getting into photography, and especially the brand new Sony α owners in your life, the site is chock full of tidbits, tips and techniques that they would do well to learn before they go boldly into the night (or day, or their kid’s soccer game…).

Length:

05:30

Categories:

Topic Filter: Commercial / Landscape / Portrait / Stock / What's Hot

Related Tutorials

Interviews

Martin Lawrence

After many years as a keen amateur photographer, I decided to start a small landscape photography business called Lakescenes which I ran alongside my main job as an IT Manager. As business increased, I found myself working long, but rewarding, hours just to keep up […]

Read More

Rob Sheppard

Rob Sheppard is a naturalist, nature photographer and videographer who says his favorite location is the one he is in at any time. He is the author/photographer of over 40 books, as well as a well-known speaker and workshop leader, and a Fellow with the […]

Read More

Gary Hart

Gary Hart has photographed California’s natural beauty for over 30 years. Gary’s photos and writing have appeared in many publications, most recently Outdoor Photographer and Sierra Heritage magazines. You’ll also find his images in greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and many galleries and private collections throughout the world.

Read More

Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz

Originally from Poland, based in London UK, Jaroslav has background in Fine Arts, degree in Architecture, and wide array of experience. Being an Architect taught him how to be resourceful and to solve complex problems with simple, yet innovative solutions. Constant passion for graphic & […]

Read More

What's Hot

Mountain Landscape Photography Tips

There are few experiences as exhilarating as trekking in a mountainous landscape. A few years ago I did a three week long trek in the Himalayas, walking a circuit of about 300 km. As you can imagine, it was a huge experience, both physically and […]

Read More

Start Making Better Bird Pictures

At once challenging and wondrous subjects, birds are fast, elusive, biologically diverse, and can be stunningly beautiful. “There are about 10,000 species of birds in the world, and their range of behaviors is very wide,” says William Majoros, a North Carolina–based scientist and avid bird […]

Read More

Composition: Small Things Make a Big Difference

I’m continually astonished at how small things can have a big impact. Take the humble comma for instance. The placement of this relatively insignificant little mark can make all the difference to how legible a sentence is. Not adding a comma into the relevant place […]

Read More