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Follow The Alpha Collective In Iceland – #AICdoesIceland

This week members of the Alpha Imaging Collective pair up with Sony Artisan of Imagery Chris Burkard to explore the photographers’ paradise of Iceland. From seeing the dramatic landscapes of the Southcoast and hunting Northern Lights, to touring the city of Reykjavík and exploring where the wild things grow on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula – these Sony shooters are setting out on a truly unique experience.

Follow #AICdoesIceland and @sonyalpha for updates and to see the epic imagery they create throughout the trip. Get to know the crew and find out about their go-to Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras and lenses to capture Iceland’s stunning scenery.

Sal D’Alia (@timbuz)

Go-To Setup: Sony α7R IV and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master, Sony 12-24mm f/4 G and the Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master

“The Sony α7R IV is the best dual threat for shooting video and photos. Combine it with these three zoom lenses and there's nothing I won't be able to capture exactly the way I want.”

“For this trip I'm most looking forward to the mood, a specific and unique color palette, amazing skies and hopefully the aurora borealis.”

Matthew Hahnel (@matthewhahnel)

Go-To Setup: Sony α7R IV and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master

“Having visited Iceland twice before, I found that the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master was such a versatile range for the landscapes there. Paired with the α7R IV, I'm excited to see some 60 megapixel natural Icelandic goodness.”

“What I'm most excited about is visiting the highlands as it's one part of Iceland I have yet to explore. It's such a unique part of the world and I'm really hoping I can come away with some unique images.”

Renee Hahnel (@reneeroaming)

Go-To Setup: Sony α7R IV and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master

“With improved weather sealing, amazing autofocus, and 61 megapixels – the Sony α7R IV is the perfect lens for a destination like Iceland. The 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens will allow me to capture Iceland's grand landscapes, sharp sun stars, epic night images, and hopefully the northern lights!”

“I am most looking forward to exploring the Landmannalaugar area for its unique and photogenic landscapes.”

Jordan Herschel (@jordanherschel)

Go-To Setup: Sony α7R III and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master

“I chose this as my go-to setup for Iceland because the Sony α7R III and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G-Master afford me the best combination of usable focal lengths and image quality.”

“I'm looking forward to spending time with the other attendees, both old friends and new.”

Quay Hu – (@aroundq)

Go-To Setup: Sony α7R IV and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master

“The high-resolution images from the α7R IV will allow me to crop into them while maintaining sharpness. Combined with the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G-Master, this setup gives me the cleanest images.”

“I am truly looking forward to hanging out with some of my friends and favorite photographers. It’s definitely the trip of a lifetime.”

Cath Simard (@cathsimard)

Go-To Setup: Sony α7R III and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master

“On this trip I want to focus on incorporating foreground in my compositions as much as possible as well as shooting the northern lights. A wide angle zoom lens with an aperture of f/2.8 is perfect for this purpose.”

“I am fascinated by Sony Artisan Chris Burkard’s evolution and notoriety as a photographer and business man. I would love to learn more about the business side of photography as well as how to work with non-profits and make a difference in this world.”

Mahesh Thapa (@starvingphotographer)

Go-To Setup: Sony α7R IV and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master

“As a discerning landscape photographer, the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master lens allows me to create ultra-wide angle perspectives that are sharp from corner to corner. Also, the bright and constant f/2.8 aperture means it is a strong option for astrophotography.”

“I am most looking forward to sharing an epic photographic adventure with friends and learning from each other.”

Braedin Toth (@braedin)

Go-To Setup: Sony α7 III and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master

“I love the versatility of the Sony α7 III. In my opinion it’s the best in class hybrid for my style of low light photography and video. The 16-35mm is my go-to focus length to create depth with foreground and the f/2.8 paired with the high sensitivity of the α7 III covers me for all my favorite shooting environments.”

“I am looking forward to being guided around Iceland by the legend Chris Burkard who has been there over 20 times. I’ve had amazing experiences in Iceland but there’s something special about having the expertise of someone who knows the landscape inside and out. We’re truly fortunate to have him showing us around.”

Stevin Tuchiwsky (@stevint)

Go-To Setup: Sony α7R III and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master

“I chose this as my go-to setup for this trip because I think it's the most diverse. It will allow me to shoot a wide range of things like landscape, people, animals and low light.”

"I am really looking forward to the trip as a whole – from the landscapes and cities, to the people and culture. I have never been to Iceland and am really excited to take the whole experience in after seeing so much about this great place.”

Eric Ward (@littlecoal)

Go-To Setup: Sony α7R IV and the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master

“With all of the incredible landscape opportunities that Iceland has to offer, the α7R IV and the wide-zoom G Master will a perfect combination.

“I’m excited to finally experience Iceland with my own eyes and senses alongside some amazingly talented friends. I know that sleep will be at a minimum with so many experiences to enjoy and I wouldn’t have it any other way!”


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