Fall is the start of many sports seasons. Cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and more sports are kicking off this time of year – and along with that comes sports photographers taking epic images of it all. From high action frames to storytelling, emotional moments – photography captures the drama of the game. Check out these Sony sports photographers on Instagram for inspiration and give their accounts a follow. Tag your Sony sport images on Instagram with #SonyAlpha for the chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, and give @sonyalpha a follow for your daily dose of creative inspiration.
Cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis & more sports are kicking off this time of year – see the photographers who are taking epic images of it all.
Patrick Murphy-Racey - @murphyracey
Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey is a seasoned sports photographer. With his two Sony Alpha 1 bodies, he is able to capture all the action. We love the peak action in the image below along with the strong expression on the athletes face. Check out more of Murphy-Racey’s work on Instagram and take a peak in his camera bag HERE.
Jean Fruth - @JeanFruthImages
Sony Artisan, visual storyteller, sports photographer and founder of a non-profit organization Jean Fruth is a fantastic photographer to follow for photographic inspiration. Fruth approaches each game, from grassroots to pros with the same care and creativity and that comes through in her work. Learn about Jean’s thoughts on mentorship, a recent project of hers, and her go-to gear.
Jermaine Horton - @jhsportspix
Sony Artisan Jermaine Horton is a portrait, wedding, and sports photographer based in Chicago. Horton consistently creates unique images of sports that blow us away. What ties Horton’s sports and wedding images together is the emotion that comes through each image, along with the care and storytelling. Horton is a jack of all trades photographer. Check out his versatile Sony kit HERE and be sure to give him a follow!
Eliécer Aizprúa Banfield - @dcerk
Eliécer Aizprúa Banfield is a sports photographer based in Panama with a specialty in capturing high action soccer images. His Instagram account is filled with stunning images on the field that also show the deep emotion from the players. You’ll feel like you’re standing next to him on the sidelines.
Glenn Gervot - @glenn_gervot
Glenn Gervot is a freelance photographer based in Paris, France. Gervot photographs many sports including golf and baseball. We love the series of images below from the third game of the Euro 2023 qualifier between France and Ireland in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Gervot is an expert at capturing epic moments with his Sony gear!
Thearon Henderson - @thearonhenderson
Thearon Henderson is a freelance sports photographer who often photographs for Getty Images. Henderson has mastered the art of making eye-catching sports images that make you feel as though you know what’s going to happen next. We love this image below shot with the Sony Alpha 1 and the Sony 400mm f/2.8 G Master. The rain adds another element to the image that we think elevates it even more.
Josh and Amy McPhearson - @shootinonfaithphoto
Josh and Amy McPhearson are a married couple and photography team. This photography duo specializes in seniors, action sports, portraits, and weddings. Shooting with the Sony Alpha 9 and Sony Alpha 7R II, they are making stunning images! We love the series of images below, the McPhearson’s really captured the energy of the game.
Matt Hernandez - @Matthernandez
Senior portrait and sports photographer Matt Hernandez is well known for creating flawless portraits using his Sony gear and Westcott lights. He has a special focus on seniors and sports - so we love how he combined these in the image below. He shot this with the Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master at 24mm and f/5. You can also see a behind the scenes shot if you swipe on the post below. Hernandez’s account is a great one to follow to learn new techniques and lighting setups.
Esteban Moreno - @tebersphotos
Esteban Moreno is a self-taught photographer specializing in shooting sports and music concerts. His Instagram account is filled with stunning sports images of basketball, soccer, volleyball and more. We love the series of images below, as they capture great moments. Moreno choose a good depth of field for these shots, we love that you can make out the fans in the background and feel their energy, but they aren’t so sharp that it distracts from the focal point of the images.
Grace Alivia Hollars - @_gracehollars
Grace Hollars is a visual journalist for the Indianapolis Star — USA Today Network. As a journalist, she photographs a wide variety of subjects, but she is particularly skilled when it comes to sports photography. We love that she’s not afraid to be creative with shutter speed, angles or composition and it leads to some stellar results. The images below showcase her ability to capture emotional moments in the game. Check out her account and be sure to give her a follow!