It takes a special kind of creative to want to go out into the harsh winter cold with their camera. For this group, the need for adventure and desire to witness these scenes in person overcomes any discomfort brought on by the weather. They also happen to be really good at knowing which gear to have with them to keep safe, and you can learn more from them below. See what they’ve captured in the cold with their Sony gear and give their accounts a follow. Tag your own Sony photography posts with #BeAlpha and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of Sony photo inspiration.
For this group, the need for adventure and desire to witness these scenes in person overcomes any discomfort brought on by the weather. See the cold weather photography they’re creating with their Sony gear.
Chris Burkard – @chrisburkard
Sony Artisan Chris Burkard is definitely not one to shy away from an adventure in the cold. His talent for creating goes beyond the adventure and thrill-seeking energy that comes from his work. His images and videos very much encourage you to think about your relationship with the land, sea and all that live within them. He captured this video of the wintry beauty you’ll find in Yosemite Valley with his Sony Xperia PRO-I and you can learn more about all of the gear he packs for cold weather photography in What’s Really In Chris Burkard’s Bag? For inspiration and resources on how to become a better outdoor photographer, follow Chris.
Rachel Jones Ross – @rachel_jones_ross
Rachel Jones Ross is a landscape and astrophotographer based in the Canadian Rockies. The Alpha Collective member has a ton of experience hiking out into the cold to capture spectacular images of the mountains and surrounding landscape. The winter there can become very harsh, and she has a ton of tips for safety and staying warm in those conditions - you can read them in the article Gearing Up For Cold Weather Photography With Rachel Jones Ross. Follow her for more beautiful photos from the extreme cold.
Mike Meyers – @mmeyers76
Mike Meyers is a Chicago-based photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. His feed is full of vibrant city and landscape images, including shots of the bitterly cold Windy City in winter. He captured the image below with his Xperia 5 III and recently shared more about his experience using the device in How This Photographer Gets Creative With The Camera That's Always With Him. Follow his account for more photos documenting the winter in Chicago.
Chandresh ‘CK’ Kedhambadhi – @photonchaser
Chandresh Kedhambadi (C.K) is a nightscape & landscape photographer based in Calgary, Alberta. His work mostly focuses on capturing the pristine beauty offered by the Canadian Rockies. He recently began exploring ice more and says, “It’s been such a mesmerizing experience to be inside an ice cave. The sheer beauty in the shapes, color and textures carved by the forces of nature is something that inspires awe. Learn more about how he prepares to go out in the ice caves in his article Photo Gear, Safety Gear & More…See How This Photographer Prepares For A Glacier & Ice Cave Exploration.
Einar Jenssen – @polarjenssen
Einar Jenssen is a hobbyist photographer who lives in Longyearbyen, the world's northernmost permanent settlement, located at the 78th parallel on the archipelago of Svalbard. He likes to head out into the cold wilderness to photograph landscapes, wildlife and the northern lights. He took this icy cold shot of a boat with his Sony Alpha 7R IV and Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master. Follow his account for more wintry photos from the North, auroras and more.
Magnus Winbjörk – @winbjorkphoto
Magnus Winbjörk is a professional photographer in the north of Sweden, the heart of Swedish Lapland. On his Instagram account you’ll find one image after the next taken out in the bitter cold winters of the area. He took the shot below of a reindoor traipsing through the harsh weather with his Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 400mm f/2.8 G Master. Learn more about the gear he uses for his photography in What’s In My Bag: A Fully-Loaded Photo Kit For Majestic Landscapes & Wildlife.
Luke Sutton – @jeffreylukesutton
Luke Sutton is an outdoor photographer based out of Maggie Valley, NC. On his Instagram account you’ll find a very colorful portfolio of landscape and astro-photography. He captured this snowy landscape and long exposure waterfall image in North Carolina with his Sony Alpha 7R IV and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master.