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A Peak Behind The Curtain

One of my absolute favorite things to view on YouTube are the 'Behind-the-Scenes' (BTS) videos that photographers and production teams post. Not only is it fun to see how other people work and interact, those videos are gold mines for technique, problem solving, light placement, improvision, and overall inspiration. Another great source are the BTS still photos that some magazines run in print or their website teasers.

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Maximizing Color Effects

Working with color effect gels / inserts / domes can be a little intimidating, especially if you're not getting the color tone you want. It can be a little tricky when everything else in the image looks the way you want, but the background color is too washed out or barely visible.

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Welcome!

As John Oliver would say, "Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!". Our team at Gary Fong is excited to announce the launch of our little "How to..." blog!

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How To Setup Your Sony a9 For High Speed Action Photography

Gary Fong shows step-by-step how to optimize your Sony a9 for instant high speed shooting. This is a button-by-button guide to preparing your camera to shoot sports, or any fast-moving subject.

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The Sony a9 5x Slow Motion (120fps)

This is how to configure the Sony a9 for Slow Motion under the (S&Q Mode) S&Q stands for slow and quick motion. Quick is another term for "Time Lapse". Time lapse is now a built-in feature on the Sony a9.

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Sony a9 Eye Autofocus Feature

This is a demonstration of the Sony a9 autofocus feature. The settings were: Face recognition on, and I set the C2 custom button to activate EYE-AF.

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Sony a9 20fps Autofocus Speed Demonstration

Gary Fong photographed this sequence of a pole vaulter using the Sony a9 to demonstrate the 20 fps autofocus speed

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Sony a9 demonstration of 20fps and Autofocus speed

This is a brief demonstration of the capabilities of the Sony a9 20fps autofocus. Comments welcome!

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How To Photograph Portraits In A Paris Apartment Stairwell

How To Photograph Portraits In A Paris Apartment Stairwell

Gary Fong demonstrates, in an old stairwell in Paris, how to create stunning portraits using two off-camera flashes and Speed Snoot Collapsibles.

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Sony a6300 Demonstration of the Smile Detect Shutter Feature

Sony a6300 Demonstration of the Smile Detect Shutter Feature

Gary Fong demonstrates how to turn on and use the Smile Detect Auto Shutter feature built into the Sony a6300 to allow your camera to capture your subject when they smile.

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Sony a6300 Tutorial On Auto Focus Tracking For Video

Sony a6300 Tutorial On Auto Focus Tracking For Video

Gary shares how to utilize your Sony a6300's Auto Focus Tracking features for video.

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Sony a6300 Tutorial On Auto Focus For Sports Photography

Sony a6300 Tutorial On Auto Focus For Sports Photography

Using Auto Focus features, learn how to track a subject even though they're moving in and out of obstacles to ensure constant focus

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Sony a6300 Tutorial On Eye AF and Auto Mode Demonstration

Sony a6300 Tutorial On Eye AF and Auto Mode Demonstration

Learn how to set your camera on Auto Intelligent mode to "robot-mode" your camera to ensure you get the shot. Also shared is how to program your camera for Eye AF.

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How To use the Continuous High Speed Motor On Sony a6300

How To use the Continuous High Speed Motor On Sony a6300

Watch this demonstration tutorial using the Sony a6300 and Continuous High Speed moter feature which allows you to see in between the framres while you're taking a photo.

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Sony a6300 Tutorial On How To Use Eye Auto Focus

Sony a6300 Tutorial On How To Use Eye Auto Focus

Gary shares how to use the Eye Auto Focus feature built into the Sony a6300, a feature not availabie without customizing your camera.

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Cinematography: Slow Motion Cinema with HFR (High Frame Rate)

Cinematography: Slow Motion Cinema with HFR (High Frame Rate)

Watch a live demonstration of the powerful HFR feature in the latest Sony a7Rii, a7Sii and a6300, as well as the RX100iv and RX10ii, mirrorless camera and how to achieve beautiful, cinematic slow motion for your latest film.

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Sony a6300 Tutorial: Using HFR For Slow Motion Video

Sony a6300 Tutorial: Using HFR For Slow Motion Video

Gary demonstrates the High Frame Rate feature, which allows you to record 120 frames per second slow motion video, on the new Sony a6300 mirrorless camera.

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Sony a6300 Continuous High And Action Photography

Sony a6300 Continuous High And Action Photography

In this video, Gary Fong will demonstrate how to shoot action/sports photography using the new Sony a6300 and Continuous High.

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Face Registration Features With Sony a6300

Face Registration Features With Sony a6300

In this excerpt from Gary Fong's Unleash The Power Of Your Sony a6300 camera, Gary shares the powerful Face Registration feature and demonstrates its full capabilities.

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Cinematography: Creating Photo Albums From A Cinema Film

Cinematography: Creating Photo Albums From A Cinema Film

In this video Gary showcases a beautifully printed photo album made with still frames from Justin MacGregor's family cinema filmed in LA. 

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Cinematography: Changing Your Mindset From Video To Movie

Cinematography: Changing Your Mindset From Video To Movie

In this video, Gary Fong and Justin MacGregor discuss the transition from videographer to cinematographer, to change your mindset from "it's a video" to "it's a movie".

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Hands On Access To The Sony a6300 At Sony's Press Release In NYC

Hands On Access To The Sony a6300 At Sony's Press Release In NYC

Live in NYC at Sony's press release, Gary Fong has hands on access of the new Sony a6300 camera. 

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