Long exposure is a unique style of photography with endless possibilities, and one that produces eye-catching results. In this week’s Instagram Follow Friday we feature some Sony shooters who have posted epic long exposure shots. Check them out and give them a follow. 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 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.
Thibault Roland – @thibaultrolandphoto
Thibault Roland is a Sony Artisan of Imagery and a black and white fine art photographer specializing in long exposure architecture, minimalism and seascapes. While portraits aren’t what he typically posts, he put his own spin on this one taken with his Sony α7R II and Sony 35mm f/1.4 G lens last year during @sonyalpha’s portrait month. Learn more about Thibault’s long exposure techniques and the gear he relies on: Set up your camera for long exposures, take the long exposure view, see what’s in his bag for long exposures and learn how to process long exposure black and white.
Andrew Eggers – @andreweggers
Andrew is a member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective who is “inspired most from sunset to sunrise.” He uses that inspiration to create beaming light trails throughout a variety of scenes. He captured this one of San Francisco’s famous Lombard Street using the Sony α7R III and Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master. Learn more about some of Andrew’s techniques: Shooting light trails, creating a transparent/ghostly effect and shortening long exposures for a hybrid effect.
Michael Hollender – @mrhollender
Michael is another member of the #AlphaCollective, and his travel photos show the variety in his adventures. You’ll find astroscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, wildlife shots and more. He created this incredible composite of a flowing waterfall from Rocky Mountain National Park and the night sky from Death Valley National Park – both using his Sony α7R III.
Joshua Johnston – @joshuaj00
Joshua is an Oregon native and a photographer who is inspired by nature. He has a wide variety of long exposure shots on his account that highlight the beautiful spots of flowing water he finds in national parks and forests. He took this waterfall shot at Willamette National Forest using his Sony α7 III.
Ian Hollis – @ianhollisphotography
Ian is a Sony shooter based in Sydney, Australia. His Instagram boasts stellar astrophotography and epic shots of flowing water and crashing waves (seriously, check out the insane wave photos on his account.) The photo he took below is a long exposure composite taken in Hawaii using his Sony α7 III and Sony 16-35mm f/4.