MAPsym, May 17-19 2019: The MidAmerica Photography Symposium (MAPsym) is organized by a volunteer committee with the intent to provide a well balanced weekend of fun and education. Top photographers will give presentations on photography projects and practices designed for all levels of photography enthusiasts.
Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey will offer the dinner Keynote on Saturday, May 18, from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
He will also lead a Breakout Session on Sunday, May 19 from 8-9:30am. The session will be a hands-on experience for participants to learn about Sony’s new “Real Time Tracking (RTT)” autofocus modes which he says will revolutionize all areas of photography such as sports, wedding, portraits, nature, etc. RTT is one of the many advantages of using mirrorless cameras for sports and action photography. He will talk about all four cameras that are now enabled to do Real Time Tracking AF. Participants in his breakout session will get to try out the α6400, α7 III, and α7R III and the α9 on a live shoot involving action. Even though the Sony cameras are smaller, lighter, and less expensive than their DSLR counterparts, they pack a more powerful punch in terms of AF speed, accuracy, hit rate, dynamic range, and perform well in low light situations. Patrick will go in depth in explaining how Sony’s new “Real Time Tracking” AF system works and why it might just change all autofocus for virtually every aspect of photography.