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Sony A9 Fast Start

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About The Class

Learn How to Use Your Camera and Start Taking Pictures Today

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But trying to understand the manual can be a frustrating experience. Get the most out of your new mirrorless Sony A9 with this complete step-by-step walk-through 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:

  1. How to utilize the 20 frames/second with full autofocus feature
  2. How to understand the new menu systems
  3. How to use the camera's 4K video capabilities

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 A9 settings to work for your style of photography.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Camera Overview

    14:02
  2. 02

    Photo Basics

    03:53
  3. 03

    Camera Controls: Dials, Auto and Movie Mode

    10:47
  4. 04

    Cameral Controls: P Mode, A Mode, S Mode, M Mode

    17:43
  5. 05

    Top Deck: Exposure Comp, Custom Key Settings, White Balance

    10:20
  6. 06

    Top Deck: Focus Area & Flash

    19:50
  7. 07

    Drive Dial

    07:17
  8. 08

    Back Side: Focus Mode & Shutter

    17:45
  9. 09

    Back Side: Electronic ViewFinder

    09:06
  10. 10

    Function Button: Top Row

    11:47
  11. 11

    Function Button: Bottom Row

    15:05
  12. 12

    Back Side: Playback

    07:44
  13. 13

    Left & Right Side

    07:19
  14. 14

    Bottom, Front & Sony Lenses

    16:41
  15. 15

    Menu: Camera Setting 1 Page 1-3

    28:09
  16. 16

    Menu: Camera Setting 1 Page 4-6

    17:58
  17. 17

    Menu: Camera Setting 1 Page 7-9

    08:17
  18. 18

    Menu: Camera Setting 1 Page 10-13

    18:38
  19. 19

    Menu: Camera Setting 2 Page 1-2

    05:48
  20. 20

    Menu: Camera Setting 2 Page 3-4

    06:21
  21. 21

    Menu: Camera Setting 2 Page 5-6

    07:35
  22. 22

    Menu: Camera Setting 2 Page 7-9

    11:40
  23. 23

    Menu: Network

    13:03
  24. 24

    Menu: Playback

    04:08
  25. 25

    Menu: Setup

    20:19
  26. 26

    Menu: My Menu

    04:09
  27. 27

    Camera Operation

    07:50

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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  • ~user-e143a3

    August 2017

    I've taken lots of John's classes as my photography journey has unfolded. Like all good teachers, John has a fantastic ability to take concepts which are complex and could be overwhelming, and making them accessible and much simpler. I'm lucky enough to own this amazing camera, I'm sure I'll get even more enjoyment from using it after taking this class - John has done so much of the hard work of learning away, now I feel like I can just start enjoying it!

  • Jeferz

    Jeferz

    September 2017

    Great information as always, John's approach is amazing, well paced and very informative. I own so many of his amazing tutorials, I feel like he's part of my family - but a lot more knowledgeable 😏

  • Alexander Zlatev

    Alexander Zlatev

    August 2017

    Thank you Great Work

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