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Calling All Creators: Get More Creative Ideas And Inspiration From TikTok

If you're a photography enthusiast seeking to expand your knowledge, TikTok is a fantastic platform to explore. It serves as a virtual hub, where like-minded and opporite viewpoints gather. What we all have in common is a thirst to enhance our skills. You'll find a plethora of valuable content, ranging from practical advice on capturing the ideal angle to mind-blowing editing techniques. With TikTok as your go-to resource, learning photography becomes an exciting journey that yields frame-worthy results. We’ve gathered a list of Sony shooters sharing invaluable information on TikTok for all to enjoy. Continue reading to learn more and be sure to follow these photographers and filmmakers! For even more outstanding information and inspiration on TikTok, give @SonyAlpha a follow as well!

You can find a plethora of valuable content from other Sony shooters on TikTok - give them a follow to add them to your feed.

Kostas Garcia – @kostasgarcia

Kostas Garcia is an adventure photographer and videographer based in Los Angeles. Using his Sony Alpha 7S III, Garcia captures incredible photos and footage from concerts, commercial shoots, his travels and more. You’ll also find snippets from his creative podcast on TikTok which provides helpful information for other creatives in the industry – like tips for outsourcing work, finding your creative identity and more. Follow him for more great tips and talk for creatives.

In the video below he shares one of his favorite tips - to become a member of Sony Pro Support! He explains it in the caption stating, “If something happens to your gear, it usually takes a while to get fixed. Like 6-8 weeks long. You have to ship your gear in, you're left without gear and then have to rent... too big of a headache. Sony Pro Support helps solve that headache, and has been something I couldn't recommend more. This video isn't sponsored but it's a no brainer in my eyes, and wanted to tell you about it in case you didn't already know about it.”

Ben Johnson - @benjohnsoncreative

Ben Johnson is a full-time content creator and on his TikTok account and his YouTube Channel he posts videos to help you level up your own video skills and online influence. Check out his TikTok for digestible pieces of information on cameras like the Sony ZV-E1 and technical skills like creative light setups.

In the video below he describes his favorite content creator camera: the Sony Alpha 7C. He cites the flip out screen, battery life, image quality, size, and much more. He says it is the camera he personally uses for his YouTube channel, with over 170K subscribers.

Meiji Nguyen – @meiji_nguyen_photography

Meiji Nguyen is a fashion and beauty photographer based in Western Australia. He has a special focus on ballerinas and other dancers. His TikToks give a behind the scenes look at his shoots, including the set he uses, the lighting setup, and some glimpses into how he directs and poses his models. If you are looking for sophisticated images, he is a must-follow!

We love seeing the behind the scenes in this video, all the direction and effort that goes into making an image look effortless. He shot the resulting image with the Sony Alpha 7R IV and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master II lens. Photographing motion like the hair in this shot or a ballerina in movement is no easy feat, we tip our hats to Meiji for his skill!

Nathan Espinoza - @beowulftiktok

Nathan Espinoza is a content creator sharing tech reviews and more on his TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram. And occasionally he’ll share “day in the life” videos on his secret Youtube. Nathan only just graduated from high school, but he’s already making a splash in online communities for his fun and informative videos.

In the TikTok video below, he breaks down his setup for content creation. Nathan shoots with the Sony ZV-1, though he admits he has his eye on the Sony ZV-E1, which he describes as “basically my dream camera.” He also talks about his audio setup along with his lighting setup, which does include a random light bulb he found in his house. Take a look to see the setup behind the magic!

Ashley Xu - @ashhasacamera

Ash Xu is a filmmaker and creator based in Palo Alto, California. She’s also an undergraduate film and television student at the School of Communication at Northwestern University. She hopes to “promote the presence of minority filmmakers in the industry and use the medium as a pathway for societal change.”

Ashley became well-known on TikTok for creating pretend commercials in her dorm room. That quickly grew and brands began hiring her to make real commercials! Her TikToks talk through her creative process and then reveal the final commercial – we love this “moisturizer thirst trap” below. She shoots with the Sony Alpha 7S III and the Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens.

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