Recently, I just attended the basic photography with Alpha workshop conducted by Sony. Firstly, I must say thanks to Mr John Shum and Sony Malaysia who provided a very good introduction to the world of DSLR.
The workshop covered the basics such as shutter speed, aperture setting, depth of field, ISO, metering, auto-focus mode, white balance, self-timer, auto-focus area, flash and other important accessories such as different types of filters, remote shutter trigger, external flash (he really poisoned us, especially with the wireless flash), tripods, vertical grips and of course Carl Zeiss lenses. It also covered some basics in creativity, the one third rule, the horizontal horizon and 18% gray.
Over the next few days, I will blog more about some of the features of the Sony Alphas that most beginners may not have noticed about their DSLR.