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Escape Into Landscapes On This Follow Friday

Photo by Don Smith (@don_smith_photography)

Sit back, take a deep breath and soak in the views, because this week we’re featuring a group of Sony landscape photographers who are posting their colorful and breathtaking photos to Instagram. Check out their accounts and give them a follow for a much-needed escape to the outdoors through your feed. 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.

Don Smith – @don_smith_photography

Don Smith is a Sony Artisan of Imagery who works as a full-time professional landscape photographer and workshop teacher. If you’re someone who can’t get enough of those colorful, jaw-dropping landscape shots in your feed, you’ll want to give his account an immediate follow. He took the seven-minute exposure shot below using his Sony α7R IV and Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G lens with a Singh-Ray 10-stop Mor-Slo filter. Learn more about the Sony Alpha cameras, lenses and other gear he uses to capture his landscape and astroscape shots in his What’s In My Bag article

Andy Best – @andy_best

Andy is a member of the Alpha Imaging Collective and a photographer and cinematographer. His passion for photography has led him from one adventure to the next. He lives life on the road, traveling via campervan to beautiful locations he wants to photograph and explore. He photographed this serene scene below in Oregon. Learn more about how Andy scouts locations for landscape photography and chooses gear in Part 1 of his Pro Workflow series, and take a deep dive into his camera settings in Part 2.

Renee Hahnel  – @reneeroaming

Renee is an Aussie based in Seattle and full-time travel photographer and blogger. She's also an Alpha Collective member, and her Instagram account features some of the most beautiful natural scenes in the world. Give her a follow and check out her account to see all of the incredible places she’s been along with the views she’s captured. She took this colorful landscape at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Albert Dros – @albertdrosphotography

Albert is a professional photographer from The Netherlands with an extreme passion for landscapes. He so beautifully captures landscapes in a way that is unique and almost has you wondering if they’re actually from a real place. His incredible use of light and colors make his account a fun one to follow. He took the colorful photo below in the Netherlands, and you can learn more about how he creates landscapes that pop here.

Luke Sutton Photo – @jeffreylukesutton

Luke is an outdoor photographer based out of Maggie Valley, NC. His account features rows and rows of colorful landscape photography – with some stellar astroscapes thrown in the mix. He took the sun-kissed shot below using his Sony α7R IV and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master lens. Give him a follow for more colorful scenes like this one in your feed.

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