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Photo by Rachel Jones Ross (@rachel_jones_ross)

It's All About Astrophotography As We Shoot For The Stars This Instagram Follow Friday

This week on Alpha Universe we've had a steady stream of content about astrophotography with articles about camera setup, lens selection, techniques to capture rare moments on earth along with the Milky Way sky and how to shoot deep space objects with a mirrorless camera and zoom lens. For today's #FollowFriday, we’re showing off some of our favorite astro photos from Instagram. Take a look at the stellar shots below and give their accounts a follow. Then make sure you tag your own Sony shots on Instagram with #BeAlpha for the chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, and give @sonyalpha a follow for your daily dose of creative inspiration.

Tag your Sony shots with #BeAlpha for the chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of creative inspiration.

Andrew Eggers – @andreweggers

Andrew is a California-based photographer and Alpha Collective member specializing in night shooting and astrophotography. On his Instagram account you’ll find a unique variety of photos that feature long exposure light trails, cityscapes, landscapes, astroscapes and more. You can see the gear he uses for his astrophotography in his What’s In My Bag article and learn how he processes his night photos here. He took the mind-blowing shot below with a Sony α7 III and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master. Learn more about him in the highlights from his #CreatorConversations AMA.

Stan Moniz – @stanmoniz

Stan is a photographer/filmmaker and member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective. His account puts the epic results of his adventure photography journey on display. He says surf and astrophotography have shaped the creative he is today, and he was able to combine those two passions when he went out to capture the Milky Way and the bioluminescent waves off the Southern California coast. He created this beauty below with the Sony α7R III and Sony 55mm f/1.8, and you can learn more about how he did it here. And don’t miss the highlights from his #CreatorConversations AMA.

Autumn Schrock – @autpops

Autumn Schrock is a landscape and travel photographer, designer, yogi – and an Alpha Female and member of the Alpha Collective. She took this shot below with the Sony α7R III and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master – one of many epic photos on her Instagram. You can learn more about Autumn and her life as an adventure photographer here, and see all of the gear she packs in her What’s In My Bag article. Make sure you get the inside scoop on her settings for astrophotography here and read her advice in this #CreatorConversations AMA.

Gary Hart – @garyhartphoto

Gary Hart is a Northern California-based photographer, writer, teacher and Sony Artisan of Imagery. He captures the most magnificent landscapes and astroscapes that you’ll find as you’ll scroll through his account. He uses natural light to show us the natural world in all its glory. You can learn more about how he captures those breathtaking landscape and astroscape shots in his Pro Workflow article. He took this shot below at Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand.

Cath Simard – @cathsimard

Cath is a Quebec-based photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. Her account is filled with majestic mountain peaks and glowing astroscapes that will have you wondering how in the world she did it. She took this shot in Peru using her Sony α7R III and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master. Learn more about Simard and her work in the highlights of her #CreatorConversations AMA, and see how she manages her camera settings in difficult conditions here.

Rachel Jones Ross – @rachel_jones_ross

Rachel is another member of the Alpha Collective, and she calls the Canadian Rockies home. She likes to get out in the mountains and capture the beautiful views, of which often include star-filled skies. She took this photo below in Banff and you'll definitely want to read the story behind this shot in her caption. You can learn more about her favorite Sony lenses to use for astro, how she scouts locations and more in the highlights from her #CreatorConversations AMA.

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