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Instagram Follow Friday – Gravity-Defying Action Shots

This week we’re featuring a group of photographers using the speed and sharpness of Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras and lenses to snag action in the air. Check out these gravity-defying shots and give their accounts a follow. 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.

Patrick Murphy-Racey – @murphyracey

Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey is a professional sports photographer with a ton of experience capturing fast action. He took the photo below using the Sony 400mm f/2.8 G Master (he talks about using the lens for sports in this Alpha Universe Podcast) combined with the new Sony α9 II (which he shares why you should upgrade to here). Give him a follow to see more of his pro sports work.

Ben Lowy – @benlowy

Sony Artisan Ben Lowy posts an exciting and eclectic array of images to his Instagram account. You’ll see underwater photos of sharks, personal portraits of presidential candidates, attention-grabbing street photography and more. We love these action shots he posted after testing out the new Sony α9 II. Follow his account for more epic imagery in your feed.

Nikko Mamallo – @nikkomamallo

Nikko is not only a creative, artist and photographer...he’s also a skydiver, wingsuiter and pilot! He uses Sony Alpha mirrorless gear to capture fast skydiving and wingsuiting action, and you have to give him a follow to see the results. See the teaser below he took using the Sony α7 III.

Ming Yeung – @indieboy

Ming posts a variety of street photography, action, portraiture and more to his Instagram account. We love this shot he captured using the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master and the new Sony α9 II during an #AlphaProExperience event in Turkey. Follow his account to see more.

Darcy Evans – @darcyevansphotography

Darcy specializes in candid pet photography (he’s Edmonton's award-winning premiere “Furtographer”) so if you’re a fan of our four-legged friends we highly suggest you give his account a follow. From cute, posed portraits to high-flying fetch action shots, you’ll love everything he posts. He snagged this shot using the Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master lens with the Sony α9.

Jon Super – @jonsuperphoto

Jon is a press and commercial photographer in Manchester, England. Scroll through his account and you’ll see that he’s captured some incredible action moments in sports. See a few of his action shots below taken with the Sony 400mm f/2.8 G Master and the Sony α9 II, and give his account a follow for more.

Bob Martin –@bobmartinphotography

Bob is a multi-award winning photographer specializing in shooting sports and action photos. He captured this in-the-air action while testing the the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master with the new Sony α9 II. He has a ton of other great sports shots posted to his account so if you’re all about the action, give him a follow.

Jed Leicester – @jedleicesterphoto

Jed is based in London and has been a sports photographer for around 25 years. Give him a follow on Instagram and you’ll see just how many different sports he’s covered. Check out this goalie dive he captured using the Sony 400mm f/2.8 G Master lens and the Sony α9.


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