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Instagram Follow Friday: Starbursts

Photo by Karl Zoltan (@karlzoltan)

Adding a starburst effect to your photos can create a unique sparkle that makes them standout from the rest. Creating a good starburst involves both technique and knowing how to use the lens properly. In this week's Instagram Follow Friday, we're featuring a group of Sony photographers who have mastered the process and their gear. You can learn more about how to create your own from our article, Do This Now: Stop Down To Create Starbursts. Check out these accounts and give them 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.

Karl Zoltan – @karlzoltan

Karl is a member of the Alpha Collective based in Northern California. His Instagram account is filled with breathtaking landscape, travel and nature shots. You can learn more about his landscape gear setup in What's In My Bag: Karl Zoltan's Lightweight Mirrorless Landscape Setup. He captured this stunning sunburst and beautiful light rays in Fort Bragg, California.

Dayat Sutisno – @dayatsutisno

Dayat is a Sony shooter based in Indonesia. He specializes in human interest photography, documenting everything from culture and fine art to portraiture and action. He captured this beautiful sunburst photo of a rice farmer using his Sony α7 II and Sony 16-35mm f/4 lens.

Shawnn Tan – @herclouds

Shawnn is a Sony shooter based in Singapore. He has a relatively new Instagram account and is beginning to post the beautiful views he captures with his Sony Alpha gear. He says you should take advantage of the sun in your composition to create interesting sunburst visuals, and that’s exactly what he’s done for this photo taken in Japan’s Minoo Park using his Sony α7 III and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master.

JB Perraudin – @jbperraudin

JB is a Sony photographer based in Paris, France. He posts photos of some of the most elegant and impressive architecture in the world. He snagged this exquisite shot of the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles using his Sony α7R III camera and Sony 16-35mm f/4 lens.

Tanzir Uzzaman – @tanziruz

Tanzir is a Sony photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. Take a scroll through his account for a wide variety of gorgeous landscape and travel shots. He took this creative starburst shot in Vancouver using his Sony α7 II and Sony 16-35mm f/4 lens.

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