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Follow Friday: Buckle Up & See What Drives These Automotive Photographers

Who doesn’t love a summer road trip? Automotive photography goes beyond documenting cars – it aims to showcase intricate details that highlight style, and the surrounding scenes that highlight performance. By utilizing lighting, composition and advanced camera gear, they employ a variety of techniques to create visually stunning images that appeal to car enthusiasts and casual viewers alike. Ranging from vintage classics to cutting-edge supercars and powerful motorcycles, follow these automotive photographers for imagery to fuel your own creative inspiration. Don’t forget to tag your posts on Instagram with #SonyAlpha for your chance to be featured.

Summer road trip! From vintage classics to cutting-edge supercars and powerful motorcycles – follow these photographers for automotive imagery inspiration.

Jude Allen – @jude_allen

Jude Allen is a Los Angeles-based photographer and Sony Alpha Ambassador. As an avid traveler, he posts imagery of beautiful scenes from all over the world. He also often hits the road in his car, and the way he captures it with the surrounding landscape paints a stunning portrait combining ruggedness and luxury. He took the shots below with his Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master II. Learn more about how he uses the G Master II trinity – Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master IISony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master II and Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master II – in A National Park Photo Journey With The G Master II Trinity.

Michael Sessum – @michael_sessum

Michael Sessum's portfolio is a testament to his passion for speed and style. Specializing in high-octane automotive shots, Michael brings each car to life with his unique perspective. Whether it's a close-up of a roaring engine or a wide shot of a car racing down the track, Michael's work is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. He likes to get detail shots like in the image below using his Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 24-105mm f/4 G - follow him for more.

Chandler – @253shooter

Chandler is a Utah-based automotive photographer and as you scroll through his account, you’ll see one dynamic photo after another of some seriously dope rides. He captures the Lotus Elise below with the Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master with a Hoya PROND 16 Neutral Density Filter. "The neutral density filter helps cut down on the amount of light coming into the camera when shooting at low shutter speeds like 1/10th or 1/15th so you can really nail that golden hour scene. Bring steady hands!" Follow him to add more “vroom” to your feed! 

Abdullah Haroon – @therealabd

Abdullah Haroon is a storyteller through and through, using his camera to capture the soul of every vehicle he shoots. Known for his dramatic lighting and compelling compositions, Abdullah's photos make you feel like you're part of the scene. His go-to setup for photographing cars? The Sony Alpha 7R V and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master. “Whether it’s on the go shots or shooting long exposure to create a more dynamic image, the Sony Alpha 7R V can take on all challenges. When it comes to shooting cars, the biggest trick is to get the perfect lighting and isolate the subject. My hidden tip for all automotive photographers out there would be to make sure you never leave the house without a Sony Circular Polarizer Filter.” Follow him to experience the thrill of the ride, one frame at a time.

Jamie Drake – @jamiedrakeHD

Jamie Drake Instagram feed is a paradise for car enthusiasts. With a keen eye for detail, Jamie captures everything from the sleek lines of classic cars to the raw power of modern supercars. When he comes across a cool car, he pulls out his camera gear and snaps some shots. Right then and there he prints the images and leaves him for the car’s owner – pretty cool! Follow Jamie for a mix of dynamic action shots and beautifully composed stills that showcase the beauty of automotive design.

Alex – @alphavsz

Alex's Instagram is a visual journey through the world of automotive excellence. Armed with a Sony Alpha 7 IV and a Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens, he documents the Southern California car community by going to car shows and more. He utilizes unique perspectives to capture the cars in an authentic light, showcasing their raw power. Follow him for more cars from SoCal.

Maxemilian Sicker – @layed_black

Maxemilian Sicker is a Sony shooter who rides and photographs his Ducati Panigale V4 motorcycle. Every shot has this same bike as the main subject, but each is unique in its own way. His photographic style matches that of the bike – dark, sleek and powerful. He took this stunning lights-on shot below with his Sony Alpha 7 IV and Sony 50mm f/1.2 G Master.

Akihiko Watanabe – @a91watanabe

Japan-based photographer Akihiko Watanabe captures a different kind of motorcycle – mainly street choppers, low riders and vintage Harley Davidsons. His photos have an incredibly authentic style that encapsulates the feel of the bikes and its riders. He took the shot below of a street chopper on the streets of Nagoya City at night.

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