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Sony Cameras for Beginners

Improve your photography by learning how to confidently use your Sony mirrorless camera!

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This is the only online Sony camera course you need to learn how to use your camera to take amazing photos!

Get comfortable using all of the buttons and features of your Sony mirrorless camera.

Be confident taking great photos and understanding basic photography settings.

Quickly navigate your camera's menu to change any setting you want.

By the end of this course, you should be able to pick up your camera in any situation, and use it to take beautiful photos. We want photography to be fun for you, and by knowing the ins and outs of your camera, it will help you to not only become a better photographer but also have a great time shooting photos.

In this course, we basically try to cover every button, dial, menu option and feature of a typical Sony mirrorless camera.

What do we cover in this Sony mirrorless course?

  • Quickstart guide to automatically taking great photos
  • Overview of the camera body, buttons, dials and ports
  • Taking a photo
  • Reviewing a photo
  • Exposing your photos properly
  • Automatic shooting modes
  • Burst and other drive modes
  • Focus modes and points
  • Metering modes
  • Exposure compensation
  • White balance
  • Color profiles
  • The Sony menu system
  • Formatting a memory card
  • Using the internal flash
  • Using an external flash
  • Reading the histogram
  • Wifi connection and Sony smartphone app
  • The viewfinder and diopter
  • Sony video modes
  • Recording audio
  • Using an external microphone
  • Choosing a lens
  • SD card options
  • ND filters
  • and so much more!

Who is this course for and what cameras is it good for?

This course is perfect if you are brand new to using a Sony mirrorless camera. This course is great if you have zero experience with photography or if you already know a lot about photography, but are new to Sony mirrorless cameras. Please note that this course will teach you how to use your Sony mirrorless camera. It is not a complete photography course that will teach you the artistic and creative side of photography. This course is a more tech-specific course.

We taught this course using one of the latest Sony mirrorless cameras in the A7 line. Most Sony mirrorless cameras are very similar and have similar options, buttons and features.

If you have a Sony A7, A7II, A7III, Sony A7Ri, A7Rii, A7Riii, A7Riv, Sony A7R, Sony A6000, A6300, A6400, A6500, A6600, A6700, Sony A9, A9ii, or any other model of Sony camera, this course should help you.

100% Money-back Guarantee

If you are unsatisfied with the course, or if it just isn't for you, we have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Our goal is to make sure you love this course! We are always listening to students and improving our courses to make them even better. If you ever have a suggestion on how to make this course better, just let us know!

What are you waiting for?

If you want to learn how to take amazing photos with your Sony mirrorless camera, enroll now!

See you in class!


Your Instructor


Sam Shimizu-Jones
Sam Shimizu-Jones

With a focus on cinematic beauty and human connection, Sam specializes in capturing peoples’ cultures and lifestyles. His affinity for traveling has led him to work on productions of all types and sizes across the United States, Western Europe, Central and South America. His travels abroad have taught him invaluable lessons in rural cinematography, multilingual interviews, and what it takes to capture stories while on the road.

Born and raised in the skateboard and surf culture of Santa Cruz, California, Sam found his passion for photography and filmmaking at a young age while making extreme sports videos with his friends. At Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television, he was educated in many aspects of filmmaking but focused on cinematography, directing, and documentary film.

Today, Sam looks to further explore the art of photography and new technologies of cinematography, expand his production company, Will Call Cinematic and continue to explore cultures around the world.


Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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