Reflections on Eibsee courtesy of photographer @_alexanderwieck "The photo was taken a few weeks ago when the snow in the valley had started melting and the highest mountains still have their snow-covered peaks. It shows Eibsee, a small lake at the foot of the Zugspitze (in Germany) at sunrise. As a small tip, I recommend that getting up early compensates in most cases for all strains." | a6000 | 16mm f1.4 | f5 | 1/125 | ISO 100 | #SonyAlpha#BeAlpha
Lookin’ up with photographer @coreycaptures 😏 "I took this image in Chicago while walking around the city with a few of my friends. Sometimes the best photos are not the ones at eye level, but rather above or below you, especially within large cities. I am constantly looking for symmetry and where light is hitting -- When I looked up and saw the golden light hitting the side of the tower, I ran out into the middle of the intersection, aimed my camera straight up, and snapped a few images. I did this a couple of times in between traffic until I ended up with this image, which I was very happy with." | a7 III | 16-35mm f/2.8 GM | 16mm | f/8 | 1/250 | ISO 160 | #SonyAlpha#BeAlpha
📷: @calibreus "Would you believe me if I told you that this reflection was created by a puddle that was less than a couple feet in length? It’s amazing what kind of perspectives you can get when you get low to a small body of water. Puddles generally produce stunning reflections due to the fact they aren’t affected by wind anywhere near as much as lakes or ponds are. Next time you’re out photographing a scene, look for puddles and try putting your camera really close to the water and see what you get. You may be surprised by just how big of an impact a puddle can have on a scene.” | #SonyAlpha a7 | 28mm f/3.5 | f/8 | 1/500s | ISO 100 | #BeAlpha
A few weeks ago, we had the chance to journey to Japan with ten photographers in the #AlphaCollective to explore and capture the country's beauty and culture. Along the way, we were lucky enough to meet up with some local creators and models, who shared some insight into Japan's local photography community. Thank you to all those we were able to shoot with on our #AICdoesJapan trip -- Japan is amazing! Be sure to check our LINK IN BIO for more on our trip 👆🏽
Local photographer @kohki shares 👉🏽 "During the month of April, I've had the honor of meeting up with the #SonyAlpha team from the U.S. here in Tokyo! @Ivvnwong (#AlphaCollective member) was one of the first creators on this platform that I had followed and this was the first time meeting him in person. I had an amazing experience with Sony Alpha -- thank you very much for having me." Swipe to see more from the creators and models 👀 #BeAlpha
Leading lines at Ancol Beach in Jakarta captured by photographer @tjieuw 👏🏽 "Don't forget before you take a photo to make sure you are in a good position. Be sure to use leading lines and the Rule of Thirds to make your photo look interesting." | a6000 | 9mm | f16 | 10 sec | ISO 100 | #SonyAlpha#BeAlpha
The insanely colorful California Poppies in full bloom captured by photographer @ccr_out_of_here 👉🏽 "This photo was taken near Lake Elsinore in Walker Canyon early in the morning. If you get there before sunrise, you can beat traffic and hopefully get a good chance to see the poppies without the crowds. If you're are planning on hiking or catching the poppies before they are off-season, please respect nature and stay on the path so we can enjoy the poppies for years to come." | a7 III | 16-35mm f 2.8 GM | f4 | 1/160 | ISO 640 | #SonyAlpha#BeAlpha
The a7R III and a7 III Firmware 3.0 update is now available! This update brings Real-time Eye AF, internal interval shooting for timelapse, and Real-time Animal Eye AF features to both full-frame mirrorless cameras. Be sure to check out our Story and LINK IN BIO now for all the details on this exciting update.
Photographer, creator, and timelapse expert, @stanmoniz, speaks to the internal interval shooting capabilities that are now available on the a7R III and a7 III 👉 "To have the intuitive timelapse capability right at your fingertips is a game changer! Where traveling light is a must and gear needs to be cut down, your vision to fast forward space and time can come to life in seconds! The onboard timelapse update available now on the a7 III and a7R III will lend to capturing a static sequence with the use of no shutter release cable. This = AWESOME!" (Swipe to see more of @stanmoniz' timelapses taken on the #SonyAlpha a7R III 👀) #BeAlpha
📷: @benmurphy.photography "With the arrival of Spring, tulips around the world have begun to bloom. Changing the height at which you compose an image, as well as the lens focal length you choose, can have a huge impact in how your image will turn out. When shooting very low to the ground and selecting a wide angle focal length, rows of tulips in the field can turn into a dramatic scene, where a forest of tulips now tower overhead." | a7R III | 16-35mm f2.8 GM | f10 | 16mm | ISO 100 | 5 shot bracket: 1/50, 1/6, 1.3s, 10s, 30s | #SonyAlpha#BeAlpha
📷: @johnnyv_imagery "One of the many amazing features that make The Big Island of Hawaii unique is the number of different environments and ecosystems that exist. It is mind-boggling to be able to night dive with mantas, drive across great plains, bask in the midst of lush jungle waterfalls, and breathe thin air while watching lava glow below a psychedelic Milky Way. I always come back with stunning images matched with life-shaping experiences. This image is taken at Umauma Falls near the town of Hilo with the a7R III and 24-70mm GM with ND filter 🤙🏾" | a7R III | 24-70mm F2.8 GM | 60mm | f22 | 1/8 sec | ISO 100 | #SonyAlpha#BeAlpha
Nighttime views of SF captured by #AlphaCollective member @andreweggers 👉🏽 "The city of San Francisco is filled with great views and the view from Twin Peaks is a prime example. This shot was taken using the 100-400mm GM lens, so I was able to compose the famous Market Street with the Ferry Building at the end, along with the City’s tallest building, the Salesforce Tower. This spot is a must for those visiting the city and locals alike -- I hope you enjoy!" | a7R III | 100-400mm GM | 276mm | f16 | 8 sec | ISO 320 | #SonyAlpha#BeAlpha
Join us in welcoming five new talented creators to our #SonyArtisan family 👏🏽👏🏽 (Swipe to see selects from all five.) We are excited to introduce @paulnicklen (Conservation Photographer & Filmmaker), @taylorfreesolo (Adventure Filmmaker & Photographer), @davidburnettfoto (Photojournalist & Sports Photographer), @jeanfruthimages (Sports Photographer), and @nancyborowick (Photojournalist), who are all joining our talented Sony Artisan of Imagery team👉🏽 “Sony’s Artisans of Imagery include some of the most respected and admired creators in the industry, each bringing their own unique vision and style in visual storytelling. Their achievements within the industry are countless, and their passion and support for the Sony brand shines through extensively. Together, we look forward to building on our strong momentum, enabling more photographers and videographers to capture and create like they never have been able to before.” – Neal Manowitz (Deputy President for Sony Imaging, North America). Learn more about each of them in the LINK IN BIO!
A true California sunrise captured by #AlphaCollective member @stanmoniz using the all-new RX0 II 🌊 "The Sony #RX0II is an absolute beast for surf photography! If your quite not ready to jump in the ocean with an a7 camera and water housing, this second generation RX0 is the one for you. Quick tip: Utilize the drive modes speed priority continuous while capturing the action. At 16 frames per second, you can't miss a beat!" | RX0 II | 24mm | f4 | 1/1000 | ISO 400 | #SonyRX