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Sony Camera Workshop by Alister Chapman in Johannesburg

  • Atlas Studios 33 Frost Avenue Johannesburg, GP, 2092 South Africa (map)

Presented by the guru Alister Chapman, Director of Photography and Sony Expert.

60 Spaces Available | Cost: R250

Morning: Sony’s Handheld Camcorders and instant HDR. (2.5 to 3 hours).

  • Understanding sensor size and how it affects the cameras performance.
  • Overview of Sony’s codecs, AVCHD, XDCAM(Mpeg HD) and XAVC.
  • Dual recording, relay record and media management.
  • Features found in Sony’s latest cameras -
  • S&Q motion. How to shoot slow motion and time-lapse.
  • Clear Image Zoom. Extending the zoom range electronically.
  • Picture Profiles (overview).
  • Instant HDR - What is HDR and how can I shoot HDR content really easily.
  • Overview of some of the handheld models available.

Afternoon: Sony’s large sensor cameras and controlling how your images look. (3 to 3.5 hours).

  • Overview of Sony’s large sensor cameras.
  • Introduction to gamma and color, what is it, how does it work?
  • Exposure and noise. The relationship between how you expose and how much noise will be in your images.
  • Hypergammas and Cinegammas - a simple way to improve your images.
  • Shooting with S-Log. It’s easy , but you need to understand how it works.
  • Practical demo: Shooting with each type of gamma and exposing each correctly.
  • Workflow: Overview of how to work with log or raw in post production.