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#CreatorConversations: An AMA With Quay Hu

#CreatorConversations is an AMA (Ask Me Anything) series hosted by @sonyalpha on Instagram. In this part of the series, we had travel, lifestyle, and portrait photographer Quay Hu (@aroundq) take over @sonyalpha to answer your questions. See some of the highlights from the Alpha Collective member below and visit the Instagram post for the full AMA. Make sure you’re following @sonyalpha and #CreatorConversations to stay connected.

"Now is the best time to focus on self-growth. Take this time to start on some of those personal projects you have been putting off.” – Quay Hu #CreatorConversations

“What advice would you give to the photographers who just started?” – @rey_azul_celeste

Quay: “Learn all your settings and how to shoot for each situation. Then work on composition and color grading.”

“What are three things you do to improve your craft?” – @trova.official

Quay: “Great question. Know all your camera settings and practice shooting everything. You have to always be prepared and know how to shoot it all. I create challenges and try different lenses. Networking with other creatives helps stimulate shooter’s block.”

“What’s your favorite landscape combination?” – @sonyimages

Quay: “The Sony α7R III and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master, the Sony 20mm f/1.8 G for astro.”

“What’s your process for editing a photo? Do you try to come with an image in your mind already?” – @michael.jaramillo

Quay: “I don’t edit every picture the same. Depends on the mood and how I want people to view the image. Sometimes I won’t have many options depending on the time and weather when I shoot it. I would just edit to make the conditions dreamier or tell a story.”

“What’s a good wide angle lens for cityscape photography?” – @ifoundmykeys

Quay: “I would say the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master is the best and most versatile.”

“What is your most-used accessory?” – @open_shotz

Quay: “My L-Bracket (I use SmallRig. It’s the best one, the lower grip is thicker) and wrist/camera strap.”

“Do you prefer prime or zoom lenses and why?” – @jonas_wic

Quay: “Prime for portraits to get that buttery bokeh. Zoom for events and other things where a fast aperture is not needed.”

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