Welcome back to Instagram Follow Friday, our weekly series highlighting some of our favorite accounts across Instagram – accounts that inspire other creators and exude the meaning of #BeAlpha. First, stay in the know by following @SonyAlpha, then check out these other inspiring artists bringing you their best work online:
Lizzy Gadd – @elizabethgadd
Lizzy is a Sony Alpha Imaging Collective member and she creates compelling self-portraits out in the wild. She is based in Vancouver and grew up there, where she fell in love with exploring the surrounding forests, fields, mountains and ocean. Her account does a great job of displaying the powerful energy present when one is in solitude with nature. For Lizzy, photography serves as a creative outlet to capture and share those awe-inspiring moments she has when alone with Mother Earth. If you’re a dog lover, be sure to give her adventurous pup’s account @adventurepepper a follow as well!
Daniel Fu – @danielfuze
Based in Shanghai but typically traveling, Daniel posts photographs from different spots along his travels. His account boasts creative portraits and beautiful cityscapes at night. Sharing how he shoots the city when the lights are on, he says, “I try to capture a bracketed exposure whenever possible. I use the underexposed photo to soften and bring back details in the overexposed highlights of the original photo. This way I can pull out even more dynamic range compared to a single shot.”
Tory Grimaldi – @torigrimaldi
Tory says, “Whenever I find such a wonderful location to photograph, I will always make sure to shoot the scene at various focal lengths. Sometimes the intimate details are just as impressive as the grand vista itself." The photos he posts on his account are of otherworldly landscapes, often including silky slow exposure shots of water.
Eric Rubens – @erubes1
Based in Southern California, Alpha Collective member Eric Rubens was born to travel to new places and to meet new people. His beautiful landscape shots feature some of the most stunning sunsets you’ve ever seen. The best part about following Eric is that he often posts what he’s up to in his Instagram Stories, making it feel like you’re right there next to him for all of his travels! Be sure to check out his stuff from his recent travels through the Canadian Rockies with other members of the Alpha Collective for #AICDoesCanada.
Miguel Quiles – @miguelquilesjr
Miguel is a Sony Artisan Of Imagery based in New Jersey whose portrait techniques have made him one of the most in-demand photographers in the field. His account is filled with beautiful portraits taken both in the studio and on location. He also founded another account @sonyportraits that features more of the best portraits taken with Sony cameras. Give that a follow as well to really get your portrait fill!
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