Aug 172014
 

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This is the eigth video in the HX300 Expert Series.

In this video, Michael provides an overview of the aperture mode on the Sony DSC-HX300 digital camera, to create photos with a shallow depth of field. A shallow depth of field directs focus to a smaller area of the frame, whereas a deep (or wide) depth of field maintains focus across objects that are near and far from each other, in the frame.

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HX300 Expert Series – Ep 6 – Manual Focus

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Jul 202014
 

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This is the sixth video in the HX300 Expert Series. In this video, Michael covers the manual focus mode on the Sony DSC-HX300 camera digital camera. Michael demonstrates how to modify the settings and utilize the scene settings for movie mode, to unlock this fun and useful feature.

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Photoshop Tutorial – Partial Color Filtering and Quick Selection Tool

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Dec 312013
 

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Here is a [brainyfaceproject] Photoshop tutorial from Michael that demonstrates how to create partial color images, using various selection techniques. The effect produces a grayscale image with colorized objects which really pop! Techniques covered include color range selection, quick selection and hue/saturation adjustment layers. This video is approximately 15 1/2 minutes long.

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Note – these original images are copyrighted by Michael J. Wilcox and may be downloaded/used for educational purposes only. If you wish to license any of the images on the site, contact us via e-mail.

Download the original image of mama and baby birds
Download the original image of Chinese lantern
Download the original image of the Kitty Kat club sign

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HX300 Expert Series – Ep 3 – Camera Overview and Shooting Basics

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Dec 022013
 

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This is the third video in the HX300 Expert Series, providing a camera overview and shooting basics for the Sony DSCHX300 camera.

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HX300 Expert Series – Ep 1 – Battery Basics

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Sep 152013
 

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This is the kickoff video for a new series called the HX300 Expert Series from Michael, covering everything from basics of the Sony DSCHX300 camera to advanced techniques.

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RX100 Mark 2 Top 3 Favorite Features

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Sep 042013
 

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In this video, Michael highlights his top 3 favorite features of the Sony DSC-RX100 Mark 2 camera.

The original RX100 was (and still is) an excellent point and shoot camera, sporting a 1″ sensor capable of taking amazing photos — even in low light situations. The Mark 2 camera isn’t necessarily a replacement to the original RX100…Sony is still selling both of them. Is the RX100 Mark 2 worth the extra money? Is it worth an upgrade? There are several features that scream “yes!”

The top 3 features covered are: (1) tilt screen, (2) hot shoe/accessory support and (3) WiFi support.

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Background Defocus Tutorial – HX300 and/or Photoshop

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Jul 242013
 

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Here is a [brainyfaceproject] video from Michael demonstrating how to use the background defocus mode on the Sony DSCHX300 camera.

The key to using this mode is to ensure that you’re the correct distance from the subject. Use the on-screen distance tip as you manipulate the zoom and remember there are 3.28 feet in a meter. If the camera suggests that you distance yourself 2.0M from the subject, average that out to 6 and a half or seven feet and the results should be good. Remember that the camera is taking two pictures in ‘background defocus’ mode and is modifying them into a single photograph that focuses on the in-focus subject and blurs the background. The camera tends to do a better job when there is little to no movement. If you receive an error that the background defocus couldn’t be performed, try again and make sure to keep the camera steady.

The background defocus mode on Sony cameras sometimes appears to do a good job, while you’re reviewing your pictures on the camera’s screen; however, you may notice that after you load the pictures up on the computer, there are imperfections in the image where the algorithm blurs out a portion of the subject that you wanted to keep in focus. For this reason, the tutorial also explains how to achieve the same effect in post-production by using Photoshop, regardless of whether it was shot with ‘background defocus’ or other modes.

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Sony DSC-HX300 Camera Review

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Apr 072013
 

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This review video of the Sony DSC-HX300 is launching the new YouTube channel.
Check back for more information about this project, soon.

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Download panorama image – color version
Download panorama image – red filter. Red filtering applied in camera (new feature of the DSC-HX300)
Download mill photo with mini (tilt-shift) mode applied in camera
Download low light image of Chinese light
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HX100V/200V Photo Compilation #3 – Winter Haze

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Jan 142013
 

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This video compilation is amazing, thanks to the BinaryCafe community.
Users from all over the world shared their photos for this video, showcasing their artistic talent and skills.
Original music track: ‘Winter Haze’ Composed and Performed by Michael. Music was inspired by photos.

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