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August 15th, 2021 | #BeAlphaLive

Register Today for #BeAlpha Live Online

The next #BeAlpha Live Online event is coming soon. Join us August 15th for a full day packed with education, discussion, interaction, and networking. It's free to attend, but you must register first.
When: August 15th 11:20 AM EDT / 8:20 AM PDT
Where: Online
Price: FREE
Workshops
All #BeAlpha Live Online workshops are open attendance - once you register for the event no additional pre-workshop registration is required.
  • Vlogging 101 With The Sony ZV-E10

    11:30 AM EST / 8:30 AM PST
    Presented By: Sidney Diongzon

    Vlogging is the best way to capture the behind-the-scenes of your life, but how exactly do you do it? From planning to filming to editing, YouTube Content Creator Sidney Diongzon is going to cover the basics and best practices of vlogging your life.

  • Wedding Photography With The 50mm

    11:30 AM EST / 8:30 AM PST
    Presented By: Jose Villa

    Join Sony Artisan Jose Villa as he breaks down all the parts of a wedding where he reaches for the 50mm lens. Along the way you’ll learn why it’s a go-to lens for wedding photography, and get some insight with some never-before-seen images into just how special the 50mm GM is.

  • The Vlogging Gear To Pack & Its Impact

    12:30 PM EST / 9:30 AM PST
    Presented By: Pierre T. Lambert

    Pierre T. Lambert, shares what gear to pack to create vlogs effortlessly and maximise your creativity. What camera and lens should you use? For what purpose and do you really need a microphone for your videos?

  • Elevating My Creativity With The Xperia 1 III: Alaska Edition

    12:30 PM EST / 9:30 AM PST
    Presented By: Colby Brown

    Join Colby Brown as he walks you through some of his favorite features found in the latest Xperia phone that allowed him to open up new creative doors and opportunities as it integrated with his current gear setup as a Sony Alpha shooter.

  • Landscape Photography With The Xperia 1 III

    1:30 PM EST / 10:30 AM PST
    Presented By: Mahesh Thapa

    Come Join Mahesh Thapa and learn how to capture beautiful landscapes using the Sony Xperia 1 III. In addition to fundamental techniques, the class will also focus on supplementary equipment such as filters, tripods and other key accessories.

  • Tools Of The Trade: Wide-angle Shooting For Astro Landscapes

    1:30 PM EST / 10:30 AM PST
    Presented By: Rachel Jones Ross

    In this class, Sony Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross shares her approach to photographing night skies over grand landscapes, including tips and tricks for shooting in any low-light situation.

  • How To Start A YouTube Channel (Intermediate)

    2:30 PM EST / 11:30 AM PST
    Presented By: Miguel Quiles

    With professional level gear becoming easier to use and access, there’s never been a more exciting time to jump into the world of content creation! In this course Sony Artisan and YouTuber Miguel Quiles will share the exact process he’s used to grow his audience to over 100,000 subscribers. You’ll learn everything from the gear he uses, settings, and approach that you can use to get started right away and grow your own audience.

  • Trading Spaces

    2:30 PM EST / 11:30 AM PST
    Presented By: Jermaine Horton & Colby Brown

    Join Sony Artisans Jermaine Horton & Colby Brown in a live discussion about their latest video series where they took turns swapping photography roles. With Jermaine taking his first stab at wildlife photography in a remote part of Alaska and Colby stepping far outside his comfort zone photographing models in Las Vegas, there are plenty of stories to tell, lessons to share and laughs to be had.

  • YouTube Panel – What Makes A Great Vlog?

    3:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM PST
    Panel: Sidney Diongzon, Kristen Jacobson, Terry Warfield

    Stay tuned for more details.

  • The Making Of Flight Of The Bumblebees - An Alpha Female+ Grant Project

    3:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Kristin Atwood

    See how Chef and Emmy nominated filmmaker, Kristin Atwood created her five-part video cooking series inspired by the beauty and magic of bumblebees in spring and summer. If you’re thinking about applying for an Alpha Female+ grant, this is a great opportunity to ask questions of a grant winner and to go behind the scenes and see how a project came to life. 

  • Video For TikTok (Intermediate)

    4:30 PM EST / 1:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Alexander The Great

    Stay tuned for more details.

  • Art Of Motion

    4:30 PM EST / 1:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Monica Sigmon

    From inspiration to implementation, discover the fundamentals of bringing a successful creative project to life as Monica shares a behind-the-scenes look at her most recent self-assignment: Art of Motion. Learn how different decisions work together to shape your end result, including how one simple change in Monica’s camera bag changed the vision for her project entirely.

  • 10 Tips And Tricks For Shooting Commercial Video

    5:30 PM EST / 2:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Elizabeth Cayouette

    Sony Alpha Female+ grant winner Elizabeth Cayouette will guide you through some of her top practical tips for shooting commercial video. She’ll share her experience as lead videographer & editor for Aerie by American Eagle and show you how to make impactful videos.

  • The Impact Of Lenses On Street Photography

    5:30 PM EST / 2:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Pierre T. Lambert

    Pierre T. Lambert will share how lenses impact your street photography. He will cover which focal length to use for what purpose, what impact each has on the art and which lenses he chooses as his favorites.

  • The Advantages Of Working With A Compact Camera System

    6:30 PM EST / 3:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Ira Block

    Are you trying to travel light and be unobtrusive in your photography? Join Sony Artisan and National Geographic photographer Ira Block to learn about how he uses the new Sony compact lenses in his travel and documentary work. The new 24mm, 40mm and 50mm lenses are small, fast and really sharp - they are great new tools in your lens line up and they take up very little room.  And as Ira has found, they are  fantastic in combination with theSony Alpha 7C.

  • Storytelling For Social Good

    7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Jake Viramontez

    In this session, Jake Viramontez shares his 15 years of experience telling stories for social good. A few topics he will cover range from creating cinematic content as a one-man band, making the journey from videographer to filmmaker, prioritizing substance over style, and how to create films that move to people to action.

  • Two Filmmakers, Two Coasts, One Lens

    7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Ben Moon & David McLain

    Join Ben Moon and David McLain in a live discussion about the short films they shot entirely on the 35mm GM near their homes in Oregon and Maine. David and Ben share the films, discuss their creative process, challenges, and the joys of doing more with less.

  • Create Action Feature

    8:30 PM EST / 5:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Jake Viramontez, Youth Beat

    Stay tuned for more details.

Vlogging 101 With The Sony ZV-E10

11:30 AM EST / 8:30 AM PST
Presented By: Sidney Diongzon

Vlogging is the best way to capture the behind-the-scenes of your life, but how exactly do you do it? From planning to filming to editing, YouTube Content Creator Sidney Diongzon is going to cover the basics and best practices of vlogging your life.

Wedding Photography With The 50mm

11:30 AM EST / 8:30 AM PST
Presented By: Jose Villa

Join Sony Artisan Jose Villa as he breaks down all the parts of a wedding where he reaches for the 50mm lens. Along the way you’ll learn why it’s a go-to lens for wedding photography, and get some insight with some never-before-seen images into just how special the 50mm GM is.

The Vlogging Gear To Pack & Its Impact

12:30 PM EST / 9:30 AM PST
Presented By: Pierre T. Lambert

Pierre T. Lambert, shares what gear to pack to create vlogs effortlessly and maximise your creativity. What camera and lens should you use? For what purpose and do you really need a microphone for your videos?

Elevating My Creativity With The Xperia 1 III: Alaska Edition

12:30 PM EST / 9:30 AM PST
Presented By: Colby Brown

Join Colby Brown as he walks you through some of his favorite features found in the latest Xperia phone that allowed him to open up new creative doors and opportunities as it integrated with his current gear setup as a Sony Alpha shooter.

Landscape Photography With The Xperia 1 III

1:30 PM EST / 10:30 AM PST
Presented By: Mahesh Thapa

Come Join Mahesh Thapa and learn how to capture beautiful landscapes using the Sony Xperia 1 III. In addition to fundamental techniques, the class will also focus on supplementary equipment such as filters, tripods and other key accessories.

Tools Of The Trade: Wide-angle Shooting For Astro Landscapes

1:30 PM EST / 10:30 AM PST
Presented By: Rachel Jones Ross

In this class, Sony Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross shares her approach to photographing night skies over grand landscapes, including tips and tricks for shooting in any low-light situation.

How To Start A YouTube Channel (Intermediate)

2:30 PM EST / 11:30 AM PST
Presented By: Miguel Quiles

With professional level gear becoming easier to use and access, there’s never been a more exciting time to jump into the world of content creation! In this course Sony Artisan and YouTuber Miguel Quiles will share the exact process he’s used to grow his audience to over 100,000 subscribers. You’ll learn everything from the gear he uses, settings, and approach that you can use to get started right away and grow your own audience.

Trading Spaces

2:30 PM EST / 11:30 AM PST
Presented By: Jermaine Horton & Colby Brown

Join Sony Artisans Jermaine Horton & Colby Brown in a live discussion about their latest video series where they took turns swapping photography roles. With Jermaine taking his first stab at wildlife photography in a remote part of Alaska and Colby stepping far outside his comfort zone photographing models in Las Vegas, there are plenty of stories to tell, lessons to share and laughs to be had.

YouTube Panel – What Makes A Great Vlog?

3:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM PST
Panel: Sidney Diongzon, Kristen Jacobson, Terry Warfield

Stay tuned for more details.

The Making Of Flight Of The Bumblebees - An Alpha Female+ Grant Project

3:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM PST
Presented By: Kristin Atwood

See how Chef and Emmy nominated filmmaker, Kristin Atwood created her five-part video cooking series inspired by the beauty and magic of bumblebees in spring and summer. If you’re thinking about applying for an Alpha Female+ grant, this is a great opportunity to ask questions of a grant winner and to go behind the scenes and see how a project came to life. 

Video For TikTok (Intermediate)

4:30 PM EST / 1:30 PM PST
Presented By: Alexander The Great

Stay tuned for more details.

Art Of Motion

4:30 PM EST / 1:30 PM PST
Presented By: Monica Sigmon

From inspiration to implementation, discover the fundamentals of bringing a successful creative project to life as Monica shares a behind-the-scenes look at her most recent self-assignment: Art of Motion. Learn how different decisions work together to shape your end result, including how one simple change in Monica’s camera bag changed the vision for her project entirely.

10 Tips And Tricks For Shooting Commercial Video

5:30 PM EST / 2:30 PM PST
Presented By: Elizabeth Cayouette

Sony Alpha Female+ grant winner Elizabeth Cayouette will guide you through some of her top practical tips for shooting commercial video. She’ll share her experience as lead videographer & editor for Aerie by American Eagle and show you how to make impactful videos.

The Impact Of Lenses On Street Photography

5:30 PM EST / 2:30 PM PST
Presented By: Pierre T. Lambert

Pierre T. Lambert will share how lenses impact your street photography. He will cover which focal length to use for what purpose, what impact each has on the art and which lenses he chooses as his favorites.

The Advantages Of Working With A Compact Camera System

6:30 PM EST / 3:30 PM PST
Presented By: Ira Block

Are you trying to travel light and be unobtrusive in your photography? Join Sony Artisan and National Geographic photographer Ira Block to learn about how he uses the new Sony compact lenses in his travel and documentary work. The new 24mm, 40mm and 50mm lenses are small, fast and really sharp - they are great new tools in your lens line up and they take up very little room.  And as Ira has found, they are  fantastic in combination with theSony Alpha 7C.

Storytelling For Social Good

7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
Presented By: Jake Viramontez

In this session, Jake Viramontez shares his 15 years of experience telling stories for social good. A few topics he will cover range from creating cinematic content as a one-man band, making the journey from videographer to filmmaker, prioritizing substance over style, and how to create films that move to people to action.

Two Filmmakers, Two Coasts, One Lens

7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
Presented By: Ben Moon & David McLain

Join Ben Moon and David McLain in a live discussion about the short films they shot entirely on the 35mm GM near their homes in Oregon and Maine. David and Ben share the films, discuss their creative process, challenges, and the joys of doing more with less.

Create Action Feature

8:30 PM EST / 5:30 PM PST
Presented By: Jake Viramontez, Youth Beat

Stay tuned for more details.

Live Shoots
All #BeAlpha Live Online workshops are open attendance - once you register for the event no additional pre-workshop registration is required.
  • Portrait Lighting

    11:30 AM EST / 8:30 AM PST
    Presented By: Brian Smith

    Sony Artisan Brian Smith will show you quick and simple ways to create beautiful light to showcase your subject and make your portraits stand out.

  • A Modern Twist On The Classics

    1:30 PM EST / 10:30 AM PST
    Presented By: Monica Sigmon

    Watch as Sony Artisan Monica Sigmon brings a fresh perspective to classical portraiture. She’ll share her lighting, posing, and thought process behind creating iconic wall art for her clients that’s both classic and current.

  • Documenting Everyday Heroes With Steve "Sweatpants" Irby

    3:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Steven Irby

    From his personal experience, being able to adapt to multiple situations as a photographer opens up so many lanes of the creative process. With this session, Steve will walk through some of his techniques for documenting everyday people that do extraordinary things, with the intention of having every person feel empowered and not used. 

  • Tips, Tricks & Tools For Capturing All Your Cheat Day Worthy Content

    5:30 PM EST / 2:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Jessica Hirsch

    Join Sony Alpha Collective member and founder of Cheat Day Eats Jessica Hirsch where she will walk through her process on how she captures food photos and videos that will grab attention. She will discuss her favorite camera, lenses and settings, as well as her tips and tricks for content creation. 

  • Creating Vivid Lighting Scenes For Photo/Video With Constant Lighting

    7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
    Presented By: Andrew "Drew" Geraci

    Join Drew Geraci in a session geared toward shooters who are filming for interviews, YouTube channels, video portraits and headshots from their home or small office studios. 

Portrait Lighting

11:30 AM EST / 8:30 AM PST
Presented By: Brian Smith

Sony Artisan Brian Smith will show you quick and simple ways to create beautiful light to showcase your subject and make your portraits stand out.

A Modern Twist On The Classics

1:30 PM EST / 10:30 AM PST
Presented By: Monica Sigmon

Watch as Sony Artisan Monica Sigmon brings a fresh perspective to classical portraiture. She’ll share her lighting, posing, and thought process behind creating iconic wall art for her clients that’s both classic and current.

Documenting Everyday Heroes With Steve "Sweatpants" Irby

3:30 PM EST / 12:30 PM PST
Presented By: Steven Irby

From his personal experience, being able to adapt to multiple situations as a photographer opens up so many lanes of the creative process. With this session, Steve will walk through some of his techniques for documenting everyday people that do extraordinary things, with the intention of having every person feel empowered and not used. 

Tips, Tricks & Tools For Capturing All Your Cheat Day Worthy Content

5:30 PM EST / 2:30 PM PST
Presented By: Jessica Hirsch

Join Sony Alpha Collective member and founder of Cheat Day Eats Jessica Hirsch where she will walk through her process on how she captures food photos and videos that will grab attention. She will discuss her favorite camera, lenses and settings, as well as her tips and tricks for content creation. 

Creating Vivid Lighting Scenes For Photo/Video With Constant Lighting

7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
Presented By: Andrew "Drew" Geraci

Join Drew Geraci in a session geared toward shooters who are filming for interviews, YouTube channels, video portraits and headshots from their home or small office studios. 

PRESENTERS
portrait of Kristin Atwood
Kristin Atwood
Filmmaker, Alpha Female+ Grant Winner
portrait of Ira Block
Ira Block
Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
portrait of Colby Brown
Colby Brown
Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
portrait of Elizabeth Cayouette
Elizabeth Cayouette
Videographer, Alpha Female+ Grant Winner
portrait of Andrew
Andrew "Drew" Geraci
Filmmaker, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
portrait of Jessica Hirsch
Jessica Hirsch
Photographer, Sony Alpha Imaging Collective
portrait of Jermaine Horton
Jermaine Horton
Wedding Photographer
portrait of Steven Irby
Steven Irby
Photographer, Sony Alpha Imaging Collective
portrait of David McLain
David McLain
Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
portrait of Cristina Mittermeier
Cristina Mittermeier
Conservation Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
portrait of Ben Moon
Ben Moon
Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
portrait of Miguel Quiles
Miguel Quiles
Portrait Photographer & YouTube Personality, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
portrait of Rachel Jones Ross
Rachel Jones Ross
Photographer, Sony Alpha Imaging Collective
portrait of Monica Sigmon
Monica Sigmon
Portrait Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
portrait of Brian Smith
Brian Smith
Portrait Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
portrait of Mahesh Thapa
Mahesh Thapa
Photographer, Sony Alpha Imaging Collective
portrait of Jose Villa
Jose Villa
Fine Art Wedding Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
kando speaker Kristin Atwood
Kristin Atwood
Filmmaker, Alpha Female+ Grant Winner
kando speaker Ira Block
Ira Block
Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
kando speaker Colby Brown
Colby Brown
Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
kando speaker Elizabeth Cayouette
Elizabeth Cayouette
Videographer, Alpha Female+ Grant Winner
kando speaker Andrew
Andrew "Drew" Geraci
Filmmaker, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
kando speaker Jessica Hirsch
Jessica Hirsch
Photographer, Sony Alpha Imaging Collective
kando speaker Jermaine Horton
Jermaine Horton
Wedding Photographer
kando speaker Steven Irby
Steven Irby
Photographer, Sony Alpha Imaging Collective
kando speaker David McLain
David McLain
Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
kando speaker Cristina Mittermeier
Cristina Mittermeier
Conservation Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
kando speaker Ben Moon
Ben Moon
Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
kando speaker Miguel Quiles
Miguel Quiles
Portrait Photographer & YouTube Personality, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
kando speaker Rachel Jones Ross
Rachel Jones Ross
Photographer, Sony Alpha Imaging Collective
kando speaker Monica Sigmon
Monica Sigmon
Portrait Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
kando speaker Brian Smith
Brian Smith
Portrait Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery
kando speaker Mahesh Thapa
Mahesh Thapa
Photographer, Sony Alpha Imaging Collective
kando speaker Jose Villa
Jose Villa
Fine Art Wedding Photographer, Sony Artisan Of Imagery