This week Sony Artisan of Imagery Ira Block led a group of Alpha Collective members on a cultural and visual exploration of Thailand. In today’s Instagram Follow Friday we’re featuring some of the images they’ve captured and shared on their accounts. Check them out and give them a follow. Keep up with the entire crew by following @sonyalpha and #AICdoesThailand.
Check out #AICdoesThailand on Instagram to see what these members of the Alpha Collective are capturing on their trip!
Ira Block – @irablockphoto
Ira Block is a Sony Artisan Of Imagery and National Geographic photographer. A quick scroll through his Instagram account shows a colorful variety of places and cultures. He captured this photo during the Yi Peng lantern ceremony as part of Loy Krathong. Learn more about what he packed for the trip in What’s In My Bag: Ira Block’s Travel Lean & Mean Photo Kit For Thailand.
Jeremy Cohen – (@jermcohen)
Jeremy Cohen's Instagram account has a fun and colorful variety of street shots, portraits and more. You can learn more about how he creates his environmental portraits here. Check out some of the video he's put together and posted from Thailand thus far, including Muay Thai boxing, the lantern festival and traveling in Tuk Tuks.
Matthew Ferr – (@matt.ferr)
Matt Ferr's unique lifestyle photography has built him a large following on Instagram where he shares his impressive photos. You’ll notice very quickly as you scroll through his account that his expertise is in low light photography, each post having a dark and moody vibe. Check out these beautiful lantern festival shots he took with the Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master and Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master paired with the Sony Alpha α7R III and Sony Alpha α7R IV. If you’re interested in learning more about his use of light, read how he creates magic portraits here.
Jason Frankle – (@worldpins)
Jason Frankle captures a great variety of colorful landscape shots of his favorite places that he has visited around the world, which he calls “worldpins” (hence his IG handle). He posted this beautiful photo and video from the Yi Peng lantern festival in Chiag May using the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master and the Sony Alpha α7R IV.
Mic-Anthony Hay – (@micanthonyhay)
Mic-Anthony Hay's Instagram account has wide variety of stunning imagery and video he's taken on his travels. The photos below were also taken during the Yi Peng festival, here's how he captured them: "To make this first shot I used the α7R IV and the Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM. With this lens wide open at 1.4, I got away with using an ISO of 800 and a shutter speed of 1/80 sec. For the second shot I quickly switched to the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM to attempt a portrait as the monks walked by. I was prepared to capture my luck with this monk looking right at me. I captured him with the lens open at 2.8, a 1/125 shutter and an ISO of 2500."
Jane Kim – (@_janekim)
Jane is a fashion and lifestyle photographer with an Instagram account that is bright and alive. The fresh vibe of her photos give off a clean aesthetic that makes them fun to look at. She took this photo of fellow tourists admiring the lanterns at Wat Prathat Doi Suthep using the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master with the Sony Alpha α7R IV.
Dave Krugman – (@dave.krugman)
Dave Krugman's account boasts beautiful photography throughout the streets of New York City, capturing the contrast between the calming sky and the coruscating city lights. He took those talents to Thailand, where he tried a variety of techniques to capture the energy of the Yi Peng lantern festival. From long exposures to handheld snapshots, he made these images on the Sony Alpha α7R IV with the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, the 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, and the 70-200mm f/2.8 GM for the closer shots of the full moon. See more about the gear he took on the trip here.