In this week’s Instagram Follow Friday we’re featuring a group of photographers who work with fast lenses like the Sony 135mm f/1.8 G Master, among others, to create revealing uip-close portraits. Take a look at their work and give them a follow. If you want the chance for your account to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, make sure you tag your Sony photography posts with #BeAlpha. And don’t forget to follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of Sony photo 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.
Chris Orwig – @chrisorwig
Chris is a Sony Artisan who, in addition to being a photographer, is an author and a teacher. His focus is on the art of portraiture and if you look through his posts you’ll be amazed at his ability to connect with a human through a photo. He took this photo during the filming of his course on natural light portraiture and will be launching a training platform later this month. Give him a follow for more and check out his kit for location portraiture in this Alpha Universe article.
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 took the shot below using his Sony α7R III and Sony 135mm f/1.8 G Master. Learn more about how he lights portraits in this Alpha Universe article and see which lenses are his favorite for portraiture in this video.
Ben Moon – @ben_moon
Ben is a Sony Artisan and self-taught photographer and filmmaker who enjoys working with a diverse range of adventurers, athletes and musicians. While he posts many of his adventures with his pup @noribythesea, he also likes to share black and white portraits of the inspirational people he comes across. The portraits are raw and include a story within the caption. He took the shot below of professional rock climber Alex Honnold, shot with the Sony α7R III and the Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master. Watch this video to learn more about how Ben uses Sony's Silent Shooting feature for his portraits.
Shauna Wade – @so.shauna
Shauna is a Sony photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. She’s the founder of @moodygrams and is known for creating photos with a deep and atmospheric look. Many of her shots are portraits and they’re unlike any others you’ve seen before. Learn more about how she sets up her Sony Alpha camera to create her signature moody look in this video and follow her account for more.
Matt Ferr – @matt.ferr
Matt is a photographer and filmmaker who is also a part of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective. His unique lifestyle photography has built him a large following on Instagram. His photos also have a moody aesthetic, and you’ll notice very quickly just how good he is at low light photography. Get the inside scoop on how he creates magical portraits like the one below in this Alpha Universe article and give him a follow to see more of his latest work!
Pamela Hope – @pamelahopephotography
Pamela is a NYC-based photographer who recently switched from Canon to Sony – and couldn’t be happier with the decision. Her Instagram account is filled with beautiful classic portraits that have meaning and evoke emotion. She took the portrait below using her Sony α7R III.
Jonathan David – @jon.snip
Jonathan is a Sony shooter based in Los Angeles, CA. Take a quick scroll through his account and you'll see that portraits are his specialty. He also provides great behind-the-scenes and post-processing content in his Instagram stories, so make sure you give those a watch. He took this beautiful portrait below using his Sony α7r III and Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master.