A camera is only as good as the pictures you capture with it. Inside α Library, a free app for tablet devices, you’ll discover an interactive catalogue full of useful information about Sony’s α lenses, including visual demonstrations of their photographic effects; a digital magazine featuring stunning images captured with these products by some of today’s top artists; and a detailed how-to guide that will show you the tricks that photographers use to create their desired effects. You’ll learn the differences between one lens and another and understand what you need to do to bring out the best of your subjects. The app is updated constantly and only downloads whatever content you want to access, whenever you want. Soon, you’ll be producing works that you can proudly present for the world to see.
View the entire α lens lineup and learn more about the technologies featured in each product through an interactive digital interface that lets you quickly access specifications and other details you’re looking for—and view beautiful examples of photographs taken with each lens.
Cutting-edge art photography
Each issue of this publication revolves around a specific theme—such as fashion, architecture, and travel—that is presented through stunning photographs taken by some of the world’s top artists, accompanied by interviews and profiles. It is a valuable source of art photography that is sure to inspire you to greater creative heights.
α MAGAZINE 03: Architecture
German photographer Armin Appel attempts to offer a new perspective on
architecture—literally, by capturing his subjects while flying above them.
α MAGAZINE 02: Fashion
Luke Stephenson uses the α7 and both Planar and Sonnar T* lenses to playfully skewer the world of haute couture.
α MAGAZINE 01: Travel
Inka & Niclas capture the otherworldly landscape of Iceland—and the travelers who brave
it——with an α7R and a selection of Sony lenses.
Basic shooting tips
This is your one-stop source for photography tips, full of practical information that will help you choose the right lenses and shooting techniques for the subjects and situations explored in each issue.
α Lessons Vol.04: Nightscapes
In this issue, you'll learn how to capture the lights and
darkness that compose a nightscape, as well as how
to add dynamism to your night photography.
α Lessons Vol.03: Food & Skyscapes
In this issue, you'll learn how to capture the visual relish of food,
as well as the fleeting beauty of a stunning skyscape.
α Lessons Vol.02: Landscape & Flower
In this issue, you'll learn how to capture the dynamism of natural landscapes, as well as the
pleasing elegance of flowers.
α Lessons Vol.01: Townscape & Pet
In this issue, you’ll learn how to best bring out the personality of your pets, and the
character of the townscapes you visit on your travels.
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