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Instagram Follow Friday: Breathtaking Landscapes & Astroscapes

Instagram was made for those breathtaking shots that make you take a pause from scrolling, and Sony shooters were made to capture those shots. This week we feature a group of Sony photographers on Instagram who have posted landscapes and astroscapes that are sure to inspire. Check out their accounts and give them a follow and while you’re at it, make sure you also follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of Sony photo inspiration. Tag your own Sony photos on Instagram with #BeAlpha for your chance to be featured!

Follow @sonyalpha and tag your own Sony photos on Instagram with #BeAlpha for your chance to be featured!

Ira Block – @irablockphoto

Sony Artisan Of Imagery Ira Block is a National Geographic photographer who often travels on assignment, which can make for some very interesting and inspiring Instagram posts. A quick scroll through his account shows a colorful variety of places and cultures. If you want to learn more about his process while on assignment, read his pro workflow article on Alpha Universe. His latest IG post shares several epic Sony shots – one of photographers capturing the Aurora Borealis at the Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon on the southern coast of Iceland, and one of the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) in Myanmar.

Stan Moniz – @stanmoniz

Stan is a photographer/filmmaker and member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective. His account puts the epic results of his adventure photography journey on display. Astrophotography is his favorite and you can see the time he’s put into it when you examine his work. With cutting-edge gear he’s been able to push the limits and take his astrophotography to the next level. He took this photo with the Sony α7R III and Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master and says, “It's already a known fact that the 24mm GM can produce sharp stars at f/1.4, but, try even stopping it down to f2.8. The realism and sharpness you get out of space in a lens of this size is just unheard of. It's definitely a serious tool to unlocking the door to endless creativity... I've said it before and I will say it again, the 24mm GM is a boss in the field of astrophotography."

Neil Bennette – @neilbennett3

Neil is based in Los Angeles and with one look at his Instagram account it’s easy to see that he spends a lot of his time outside. The countless colorful landscapes he’s captured in popular National Parks are proof that he’s a photographer living the #BeAlpha lifestyle. He also documents his adventures and behind-the-scenes on his Instagram stories, which are a must-watch! Give him a follow to keep up with his next adventure. He took this photo in Alaska with the Sony α7R II and the 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master.

Jennifer Carr – @jennifercarrphotography

Jennifer is a Sony shooter who, judging by all of the beautiful landscapes she posts, spends a lot of time in the great outdoors. Using her Sony Alpha gear she captures some of the most beautiful scenes in nature and her followers get to soak in the views! She took the photo below at Garrapata State Park, the setting for Kando Trip 2.0 using her Sony α7R III. Her Instagram bio says she’s headed back to Kando Trip 3.0, and we can’t wait to see the landscapes she captures in Sunriver, Oregon!

Nick Acquaviva – @knacqua

Nick is a Sony shooter focusing on adventure photography as well as portrait and lifestyle. You’ll see a vibrant mix of all of those on his Instagram account, with each photo capturing the energy of his location. He focuses on inspiring others with his images, and he uses his Sony α7R II to get the job done. Just look at this stellar astroscape he took in Arches National Park using his Sony α7R II and Sony 16-35mm f/4 lens. Give him a follow for more inspiration.


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