This program is for you if...

  • Are a Sony full frame shooter

    Course covers the new α9iii, α7r5, a7IV, A1, FX3, ZV-E1 & α7Cii.

  • Set up properly

    You want to avoid trial and error and get things done right.


    A CAMSET (Camera Settings) File is included for each camera!

  • Save time

    You want to save time in the field by setting up efficiently to begin with.

  • Cheat Sheets

    PDF reference document for every camera to refer to in the field

  • Alpha 9iii

    All major new features for of the new α9iii are explained.


Get the most from your camera

More features results in more options & more complexity. And potentially - more confusion.

This Expert Setup guide is designed to save you time, and get your new camera set up in exactly the way that will serve you best when out in the field. I show you a range of hidden features you may want to enable, as well as a suite of settings to suit different genres of photography.

This course is designed to cover the entire Alpha mirrorless range and is updated as new cameras and firmware are released - like the new a7cii & a9iii!

You will learn...

  • How to customise your αlpha camera for YOUR use case

  • Suggested custom button set up for maximum efficiency

  • How to create user profiles for different kinds of shooting

  • How to optimise your stills and video output

  • How the new options will affect your shooting process

  • Best Video options to select for your workflow

  • The new α9iii features and options

Learn how to set up your Alpha Camera

Set up correctly for maximum performance!

  • Cameras are computers

    The α range of cameras offer a HUGE range of options. Of course you can use as many or as few of them as you like - but knowing where the options are, and what they do, empowers you to get the most from your equipment.

  • Understand the Options

    Camera manuals do a good job of explaining the difference between what different setting's technically - this guide takes it a step further by explaining how, when and why you might want to use different options.

  • Create User Profiles

    If you like to photograph a variety of different things, you can set up your camera with preset profiles for each one. Landscape, portrait, action, video. Simply set up each profile, and you're away.

Hear what other Users are saying...

Anthony G

Your Sony Guide is great!!!! So thorough - I love it!!

Your master guide individually - and brilliantly - covers all the different Sony cameras, making the small investment in your publication is a no-brainer.

It’s a truly wonderful and comprehensive guide, and so logically and intuitively presented. Feels like one-on-one coaching.

Since the guide’s arrival a few days ago, I went from being intimidated by the a9iii to being excited and exuberant about taking it out into the world. Thanks for doing this…. truly awesome work, mate - and worth every penny!

Thank you

T. Rob Brown

Thank you for your knowledge and experience.

A true pro


Always a pleasure to watch Matts videos, so well thought out, presented and articulated, leaving the viewer engaged , entertained and realise that this is all coming from a true industry professional, Thanks Matt !!

Excellent Investment!

Glen Bardot

Hi Matt, I just completed your "Nikon Mirrorless Expert Setup Guide V2.1" tutorial for the Z9, and it was well worth the investment of both time & $$$.

I found your "deep dive" into the menu and customization options particularly helpful and informative. It's amazing how quickly menu and setup information can be forgotten when not used & accessed on a regular basis. Obviously, that information is second nature to you at this point.

I can now use my Z9 with full confidence

John Roche

“Having invested in the new Nikon Z9 I was anxious to understand and learn all the features as soon as possible. I purchased Matt’s Nikon Mirrorless Expert guide having read it was updated to cover the new Z9. I have found it really helpful not only in understanding the differences from my Z7 but also in helping me understand some general Z series items that frankly would have helped me when I had the Z7. The videos are well made and contain useful practical examples as well as good technical explanations. The Suggested customs settings are very helpful and have made shooting different subjects much more efficient. Every single menu item is clearly explained and I found the sections very helpful in allowing me to take each section separately over a period of a few days. The cost is a very small price to pay given the speed at which I can now use my Z9 with full confidence.”


Wilson Silverthorne

Matt you are killing it!!! So much comprehensive Z9 material. You are absolutely hitting what people are wondering about and want to see. Huge thanks for your extraordinary effort. You are a 100% hit rate on pertinent content. Kudos dude

Top Source


You have made yourself the top source on all things Z9 and we all appreciate you for that.

Detailed Presetation

Ronald Pollard

Your Professionalism is extremely appreciated Matt. Your observations are also reasonable and rational. Thank you for this very detailed Presentation Bro!!

Bruce Ashmore

Thanks for another comprehensive easy to understand guide.

I downloaded the Z Mirrorless Camera Guide because I preordered a Z 9 through your link to B&H Photo and wanted to get a head start on understanding all the menus and functions.

I even learned some things that apply to my Nikon DSLR that I hadn’t understood fully before.

Now if only I could get the camera and start using it.

Duane Smith

I just finished the Nikon Set Up guide.


What a great way to get up to speed with the Nikon mirrorless. I am new to that and just getting back into photography so has increased my knowledge and confidence in the tools dramatically.
  • Lessons

    20+ sections

  • Duration

    Over 10 hours

  • Level

    All Levels

Meet Your Teacher

Matt Granger

As a professional working photographer for the past 15 years, Matt has learned what it takes to get the job done in all kinds of shooting conditions.

Having shot every Sony camera over the past decade, Matt has extensive experience customising the cameras to save time and get results.

The alpha range are highly customisable and capable machines - but that comes with complexity. This course will help you cut through to the key factors that will help you get the best results in your style of shooting.


  • Is this course brand new or recycled?

    This course is 100% brand new and filmed for this website. I have spent countless hours with the cameras putting together the curriculum to teach you how to setup and customise your Sony camera for best results.

  • Can I download the videos?

    Yes, once the course goes live you will have the option to either stream the videos, or download them to your computer, to then watch on any device as you like.

  • Which Cameras are covered?

    All of the full frame Alpha Cameras at the time of launch are included. This includes the A7IV, A7R5, A9III, A1, A7CII, A7CR, FX3 & ZV-EI.


  • 1


    • Introduction

    • Download & navigation

  • 2

    a9iii - Camera Control

    • Camera Controls pt1

    • Camera Controls pt2

    • Initial Set up - Cheat Sheet

  • 3


    • New Features

  • 4

    a7iv - Camera Control

    • a7iv Camera Control pt1

    • A7iv Camera Control pt2

    • Initial Set up - Cheat Sheet

  • 5

    a7siii - Camera Control

    • Camera Control PT1

    • Camera Control PT2

    • Initial Setup Cheat Sheet

  • 6

    a7rV - Camera Control

    • Camera Controls pt1

    • Camera Controls pt2

    • Initial Set up - Cheat Sheet

  • 7

    a7cii & a7cR - Camera Control

    • Camera Controls pt1

    • Camera Controls pt2

    • Initial Set up - Cheat Sheet

  • 8

    FX3 - Camera Control

    • Camera Controls Part 1

    • Camera Controls Part 2

    • Initial Set up - Cheat Sheet

  • 9

    ZV-E1 - Camera Control

    • Camera Controls Part 1

    • Camera Controls Part 2

    • Initial Set up - Cheat Sheet

  • 10

    a1 - Camera Control

    • Camera Controls pt1

    • Camera Controls pt2

    • Initial Set up - Cheat Sheet

  • 11

    Initial Setup Guide

    • Initial Setup - PT1

    • Initial Setup - PT2

    • Initial Setup - PT3

    • Initial Setup - PT4

  • 12

    FIRMWARE - March 2024 Update

    • Firmware Update - March 2024

  • 13

    Menu Deep Dive

    • Menu Deep Dive - Introduction

    • My Menu

    • Main Menu

  • 14

    Shooting Menu

    • Photo Shooting Menu pt 1

    • Photo Shooting Menu pt 2

    • Photo Shooting Menu pt 3

    • Photo Shooting Menu pt4

    • Photo Shooting Menu pt 5

    • Photo Shooting Menu pt 6

    • Photo Shooting Menu pt 7

  • 15

    Exposure / Color Menu

    • Exposure / Color Menu pt 1

    • Exposure / Color Menu pt 2

    • Exposure / Color Menu pt 3

  • 16

    Focus Menu

    • Focus Menu Part 1

    • Focus Menu Part 2

    • Focus Menu Part 3

  • 17

    Playback Menu

    • Playback Menu Pt1

    • Playback Menu Pt2

  • 18

    Network Menu

    • Network Menu pt1

    • Network Menu pt2

  • 19

    Setup Menu

    • Setup Menu pt1

    • Setup Menu pt2

    • Setup Menu pt3

    • Setup Menu pt4

  • 20

    Video Recording Menu

    • Video Recording Menu pt1

    • Video recording Menu pt2

  • 21


    • Slow and Quick

  • 22

    Customisation Guide

    • Intro

    • My Menu

  • 23

    Portrait Customization Guide

    • Customization - Portraits pt1

    • Customization - Portraits pt2

  • 24

    Landscape Customization Guide

    • Customization - Landscape

  • 25

    Sport Customization Guide

    • Customization - Sports pt1

    • Customization - Sports pt2

  • 26

    Birds/Wildlife Customization Guide

    • Customization - Birds / Wildlife pt1

    • Customization - Birds / Wildlife pt2

  • 27

    Video Customization Guide

    • Customization - Video pt1

    • Customization - Video pt2

  • 28


    • CAMSET Intro


  • 29


    • Conclusion