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  2. Not much in February for me - but here's a snap from when I went out for a delicious meal!
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  4. hi @damian that is normal, however you can turn on Pre-AF, which should have the camera start autofocus before you half press the shutter. That said it will likely use your battery up faster with that on. On the a7IV it is Menu-AF/MF Focus-AF/MF-Pre-AF Hope that helps!
  5. Welcome to the forum! Would love to see some of your images here, too!
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  7. Caroline Jensen (@CarolineJensen) is a botanical photographer, Sony Brand Ambassador, and flower farmer. It’s our pleasure to announce that Caroline will be participating in a text based AMA here on the forums on March 13th from 4-6pm EST!! If you’d like to ask a question ahead of the event, post it in this thread and our forum moderators will make sure that they’re posted for Caroline to answer during the event. If you can’t make it to the live AMA, never fear! The event will become a forum topic once it is finished, so you’ll be able to read all the questions and answers afterwards. We hope to see you there!
  8. I am teaching at the Philly Flower show for Sony and Unique Photo next month and I made an unusual product to wear! I'm excited to make more of these and shoot specifically for them. It is a 100% cotton poncho and it is woven in the USA (North Carolina). The photo is literally woven into the product--so fun and yet practical. Sorry, for the phone photos, but my usual model is at work right now. 🙂 This kind of thing would be beautiful with landscapes, sea shores, drone shots or underwater scenes!
  9. We conserve native prairie and my goals include spreading awareness of the amazing bio-diversity of the prairie. It looks like 'just grass', but it has literally thousands of species of plants and insects that are in jeopardy.
  10. Yay! Prairie conservation is my thing!
  11. You can catch up on all the action from the AMA here:
  12. Thank you so much to everyone that joined and those who submitted questions elsewhere. Grateful for the opportunity and for Sony amplifying female creatives. You can follow along on the rest of my journey via Instagram and YouTube 🙂 I also host women's adventure group trips -- one spot is open for my May group trip to Peru and I'm launching my Iceland group trip for this November soon. You can find all of the links below. Thanks again everyone! Instagram YouTube Peru Trip Iceland My website
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  14. Can't the A1 do this already? I use the "Display as Group" feature all the time and can delete entire bursts at once.
  15. As a wildlife photographer specializing in birds I just couldn't resist not to share any of my work here. All done using A7III + 200-600MM. Check my favourites below:
  16. Hi everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself briefly: I'm Dori Rathmell, iLCP's Social Media Coordinator and Water Resources Manager! I wear a lot of hats with iLCP, including: 1. Managing social media content across all platforms (generally, prioritizing IG and FB) 2. Researching water conservation issues worldwide 3. Creating and Writing ArcGIS StoryMaps, usually about water-related issues 4. Whatever iLCP is working on! Last year, I got to interview stakeholders in rural Virginia about environmental justice communities and water rights! * Outside of iLCP, I'm also a full-time graduate student studying Water Resources Management at Duke University in Durham, NC, hence why so much of my focus is on water accessibility! Feel free to reach out with any questions regarding social media, communications, water accessibility, or really anything you think I can help with! Excited to see what you all get up to in the forum! Dori
  17. Kesha Lambert is an international wedding and portrait photographer who has documented several hundred weddings. “I love photographing people and I love the fast pace of a wedding day," she says. "As a wedding photographer I encounter every type of setting and lighting condition imaginable. In many ways working in an uncontrolled environment presents opportunities to grow in my understanding of light and push myself to create something new. Having gear that can keep pace with the challenges and the opportunities of the wedding day is a must. Having back up gear in case of the unexpected is also a must. For this reason my bag is so much more robust when I am photographing a wedding.” Learn more about the Sony Alpha gear in her wedding day photography kit. Cameras Alpha 1: This camera does it all. The Alpha 1 is a staple for me because it is feature rich. The renderings from this camera are striking and the camera itself is compact and lightweight. From dimly lit churches to dance floor action shots, the Alpha 1 puts all of the features that I love and need into one camera body. Alpha 9 II : On the wedding day I typically wear two cameras on a double harness and the Alpha 9 II is one of those cameras. The auto focus is fast and reliable and the wedding day is full of fast unfolding action. Be it a flower girl running instead of walking down the aisle during the ceremony processional, or a garter toss tussle the Alpha 9 II is up for the task. Sony Alpha 7R IV : With 61 MP, the Alpha 7R IV is my go-to for portraits, close-ups, and macro shots of details like jewelry and decor. Although I only typically use two camera bodies, I use this camera for these specific types of photos and also as back up. Lenses Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master: This lens is a staple for me. I use it at every wedding and it is almost always in use on at least one camera on my harness. The compression of this lens is ideal for portraits and it’s perfect focal point for capturing moments allows me to get close, but not too close. Images captured wide open at f/1.4 always wow our couples because of how razor sharp the images are along with the beautiful bokeh. This lens is also my preferred focal point for the wedding processional. Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master: This fast zoom is my go-to when I can’t, or don’t want to get too close to a moment like the first dance or an intimate exchange between mother and groom. It allows me to fade into the background and capture things my client isn’t aware I’m capturing. Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master: I love using this lens for sweeping shots of the ballroom photos, dance floor action and dramatic portraits. Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G: This macro lens is a must-have for wedding detail shots like jewelry, capturing engraved text, and small decor items. I also use the 90mm for makeup shots during bridal prep. Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master: The 24mm f/1.4 G Master is one of my go-to's because wide angle portraits are a staple in my portfolio and it’s also the lightest weight lens in my bag. The 24mm GM is a lightweight and compact wide angle that opens up to f/1.4 and renders a smooth circular bokeh. It's the perfect choice for location sessions involving long walks or long hours standing. Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master: The 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master is a wedding photography staple. It's a great all-around lens to leave on one of my cameras for wedding reception candids, or any situation where space to move around is limited or where time won't allow for swapping out lenses. It has all of the features I've come to love and expect from GM lenses; durable build, beautiful contrast and color. Kesha will be participating in a text based AMA right here on the forums on February 16th from 1 to 3pm ET. We’d love to see you there!
  18. I have a Sony a7rv and I also use ON1 Photo RAW 2024. When I switched from the 7riv to the 7rv, I lost Sony camera profiles in the develop section of ON1 Photo RAW 2024. Anyone else who owns a a7rv that uses ON1 have the same issue?
  19. We're gearing up for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024, which marks the last one we'll witness for a while. North America won't witness totality again until 2033. This presents a great opportunity to connect with fellow creators while capturing some breathtaking images. At the heart of the Sony Alpha ethos lies creativity and community, so in light of a major astronomical event this year, we're exploring members' interest in hosting an Alpha Universe Community Meetup for the Total Solar Eclipse. If you are interested in hosting a Sony Alpha Universe Community Meetup, please fill out our interest form HERE. We will contact creators who are a good fit to host. Thank you for your continued membership in the Sony Alpha Universe Community Forums!
  20. Camera: SONY A7CR Lens: Sony FE 1.8/20mm G Footage settings: XAVC HS 4K | 100M 422Bit | 24p | 1/50 | ISO800 | AWB-Locked | Log Shooting (Flexible ISO) | S-Gamut3/S-Log3 | SteadyShot: Standard | APS-C S35 OFF Issues: Pixels around the right-hand side of the video have been stretched. This could be a serious problem for this camera because image data around those areas at the edge is destroyed. See the attached examples.
  21. You can catch up with all the action from the AMA here:
  22. And make sure you stay tuned for news of our next AMA!
  23. Sony Ambassador Andrew Geraci (@Drew_Geraci) has over a decade of experience shooting timelapse professionally, having worked on films with big-name directors like Steven Spielberg and David Fincher. In this video, he shows you not only how to shoot a cinematic timelapse, but also how to plan, compose and process your final shots using your mirrorless camera and laptop. If you have questions about timelapse, Andrew will be here in the forums to answer your questions in a text-based AMA on February 9th from 4pm to 6pm EST. If you can't make the event live, feel free to pop any questions in this thread and we'll make sure Andrew answers them during the AMA. Hope to see you there!
  24. So much I want to do. My primary objective(s) are landscape and wildlife, to really be able to showcase animals and nature. There will be a lot of hikes this year to national parks and nature reserves here in sweden this year.
  25. This is awesome, thanks for sharing Susan! For those of you who might not know, Susan Norton is the Executive director of iLCP!
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