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Instagram Follow Friday – January 25, 2019

In this edition of Instagram Follow Friday, you’ll find one Alpha Collective member all about portraiture, and another documenting her travels with her furry companions. You’ll also see three other Sony photographers, including a Sony Artisan, capturing the outdoors both day and night. Don’t forget to tag your own posts on Instagram with #BeAlpha and follow @SonyAlpha for your own chance to be featured.

He is both a photographer and an outdoors junkie. When these worlds collide, you’ll find an Instagram account with a lot to look at.

Francisco Joel Hernandez – @fjhphoto

Francisco is a member of the Alpha Collective and his major focus is on portraiture. What we really love about his account is that he provides a lot of insight into his lighting and photographing techniques through his behind-the-scenes footage and captions. (He also has a YouTube channel which is loaded with great how-to tutorials and techniques.) His Sony Alpha camera of choice for his portraits? The Sony α7R III – which, combined with the Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master, is what he used to capture this portrait with beautiful bokeh below. Also, in this What’s In My Bag, you can see all of Hernandez’ preferred portrait gear and see why he uses prime lenses for just about everything he does.)

View this post on Instagram All smiles with @alyonagrace from the photo walk I did in San Antonio last month. 😁 .. Where should I go do a photo walk next? Will strongly consider whatever gets the most likes. .. Swipe left for the BTS shot! .. Lighting: • 2 Godox AD200s together in a 48" Godox Parabolic octabox camera left and above set off by the Sony R2 Pro transmitter. .. Exif: Sony A7RIII + 85 GM f/1.4 - 1/8000th - ISO 50 .. .. .. .. .. .. #SonyAlpha #alphacollective #sonya7r3 #teamsony #sony #sonya7riii #godoxad200 #ad200 #offcameraflash #portraiture #portraitsig #mirrorless #sonylens #85mm #bokeh #portraitpage #softbox #octabox #gmaster #portraitmood #Cheetahstand #godox #evolv200 #sunset #goldenhour #resourcemag #famousbtsmag #iso1200 #flashmates A post shared by Francisco Joel Hernandez (@fjhphoto) on Aug 16, 2018 at 12:47pm PDT

Daniel Koehalmi – @danielkoehalmi

Daniel is from Budapest and currently based in Munich. On his account you’ll find a variety of stunning landscapes and astroscapes. His Instagram bio states that, “Photography is storytelling,” and we couldn’t agree more. The photo below was taken with his Sony α7 III.

If you’re interested in how to shoot astroscapes, see our articles here (by Rachel Jones Ross), here (by Andrew Eggers) and here (by Stan Moniz),

View this post on Instagram I don't know how it is with you my dears, but I am mesmerized by the stars and all the heavenly bodies! Already as a kid I sent nights out gazing the shooting stars in the summer at our weekend house in the middle of Hungary on the bank of the beautifu Danube. Tell me, how is it with you? ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ #wekeepmoments #rsaoutdoors #mthrworld #Hungary #earthshotz #moodsinframe #astrophotography #milkyway #milkywaychasers #longexposure #agameoftones #lensbible #roamtheplanet #stayandwander #qoqsquad #eclecticshotz #shotzdelight #moodygrams #bealpha #sonyalpha #theimaged #natgeotravel #instagram A post shared by Photography is storytelling ⫸ (@danielkoehalmi) on Jan 16, 2019 at 8:59am PST

Marti Gutfried – @enchanted.forest

Marti is another member of the #AlphaCollective and she’s currently based in Canada. As a travel and lifestyle photographer, she posts from a variety of places and invites us to join along on the journey. You’re also going to love her cuddly animals who come along for the ride, and happen to have their own accounts – @sukiicat and @jaspywoof.) Her account really is something magical to look at – give her a follow and see more about how she shoots in this interview we did with her after her trip to Australia with the Alpha Imaging Collective.

View this post on Instagram I’m heading to Switzerland later this week, hopefully there will still be some fall colours left! 🧡🍂🍁 . Shot on @sonyalpha a7II with a 16-35mm f4 lens #AlphaCollective A post shared by Marti Gutfreund (@enchanted.forest) on Oct 29, 2018 at 9:52am PDT

Robert Leach – @robertleach90

Robert is both a photographer and an outdoors junkie. When these worlds collide, you’ll find an Instagram account with a lot to look at. Using his Sony α7R II and α7 III, he captures a stunning array of landscape and nature photos that he posts to his account. You’ll even seen some extraordinary astroscapes sprinkled in with his photos.

View this post on Instagram Fishing at dawn - Sony A7Rii #athomeoutdoors #skycollection #twilightscapes #beautifulshare #sunrisesunsetaroundworld #sunriselovers #sunshine #beautifulview #beautifulday #beautifulscenery #amazingview #beautifulphoto #sunrisemaddness #view #sunriselover #beautifulplace #sunrise #sunrisesunsetworldwide #beautiful #beautifullife #beautifultoday #naturelovers #beautifulworld #skylight #sun #nature #beautifulmorning #sunlover #sunriselovers A post shared by Rob Leach (@robertleach90) on Aug 8, 2018 at 11:47pm PDT

Gary Hart – @garyhartphoto

Gary Hart is a Northern California-based photographer, writer, teacher and a Sony Artisan of Imagery. He captures the most magnificent landscapes and astroscapes that you’ll find as you’ll scroll through his account. He uses natural light to show us the natural world in all its glory. His unique perspectives and his takes on depth and motion make his landscapes stand out from the rest. The photo below was taken with the Sony α7R III.

Hart is a true professional who has worked to hone his craft and techniques. While some photographers “spray and pray” to get the right exposure for a shot like this one, Hart is more thoughtful. See his method for getting the perfect exposure in camera this article.

View this post on Instagram Crimson Morning, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand || I’m convinced that people forget how vivid color can be in nature. Whether it’s a field of sunlit poppies, a stand of aspen in autumn, or a crimson New Zealand sunrise, there really is nothing subtle about nature’s color. Sadly, that fact doesn’t stop cynics from uttering “That’s so fake” whenever they see an image with vivid color. Of course dating all the way back to the pumped hues of Fuji Velvia color slide film, photographers can accept some responsibility for this. But that doesn’t change the fact that sometimes brilliant color in an image really was that brilliant. Which is why I was happy to have the rest of the workshop group present at Lake Wanaka to witness (and verify) this sunrise last July. Nevertheless, for credibility, when I processed this image I actually dialed the saturation back a bit. Sigh. #garyhartworkshops A post shared by Eloquent Images by Gary Hart (@garyhartphoto) on Oct 23, 2018 at 12:47pm PDT

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