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Sony A6500 Fast Start

with John Greengo

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About The Class

Know Your Camera Inside and Out and Start Taking Pictures Today

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But reading dense technical manuals can be time-consuming and frustrating. Get the most out of your new Sony A6500 with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features. 

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential. In this fast start class, you’ll learn:
  • How to set and work with the advanced video capabilities
  • How to maximize the autofocus system
  • How to set and customize the menu 

John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This fast start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the Sony A6500 settings to work for your style of photography.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    15:31
  2. 02

    Photo Basics

    06:08
  3. 03

    Camera Controls - Top Deck: Mode Dial Part 1

    15:46
  4. 04

    Camera Controls- Top Deck: Mode Dial Part 2

    13:00
  5. 05

    Top Deck: Custom Settings and Focus Mode

    13:17
  6. 06

    Backside: Electronic Viewfinder

    07:52
  7. 07

    Backside: AF/MF

    05:24
  8. 08

    Backside: Function Button: Top Row

    20:58
  9. 09

    Backside: Function Button: Bottom Row

    08:08
  10. 10

    Backside: Control Wheel

    10:12
  11. 11

    Left, Right, Bottom & Front Sides

    09:58
  12. 12

    Sony Lenses

    10:11
  13. 13

    Menu Overview

    03:47
  14. 14

    Camera Settings 1: Pages 1-3

    14:00
  15. 15

    Camera Settings 1: Pages 4-6

    17:29
  16. 16

    Camera Settings 1: Pages 7-9

    07:22
  17. 17

    Camera Settings 1: Pages 10-14

    21:50
  18. 18

    Camera Settings 2: Pages 1-4

    16:02
  19. 19

    Camera Settings 2: Pages 5-9

    14:50
  20. 20

    Wireless Settings

    06:24
  21. 21

    Application Menu

    18:46
  22. 22

    Playback Menu

    03:35
  23. 23

    Setup Menu

    22:27
  24. 24

    Camera Operation

    10:53

Meet Your Expert

John Greengo

John Greengo is an award-winning photographer specializing in outdoor and travel photography. Shooting for over 3 decades, John has developed an unrivaled understanding of the industry, tools, techniques and art of photography. When he's not traveling for a new shoot, ... read more

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73% of students recommend this class.
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  • Nichola Johnson

    Nichola Johnson

    August 2017

    GREAT CLASS. I HAVE JUST ENTERED THE 'MANUAL' CAMERA MODE AND ACQUIRED THE SONY A6500...THIS CLASS TOTALLY HELPED WITH THE CAMERA BASICS. I WILL DEFINITELY TAKE MORE. JOHN GREENGO IS FABULOUS. CLEAR AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

  • Creativelive Student

    June 2017

    I've owned the A6000 since it came out and still learned a TON from John's A6500 class. I will definitely be getting his original A6000 class. I'm SO glad he's doing Sony cameras now. Thanks John G. - You are a truly great teacher!

  • Lee Kneisz

    November 2017

    I bought the a6000 course a while back and when I upgraded to the a6500 this was a no-brainer. I love how comprehensive the coverage is and it was a great refresher on previous features. If you're a newbie to the Sony a6500 this is a must!

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