It's Milky Way season, and these creatives are wasting no time getting out to capture its magic. Using cameras like the Sony Alpha 7 IV, Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony Alpha 7R III with lenses like the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master, Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master and Sony 35mm f/1.4 G Master, they’re going out and shooting for the stars. Check out their stellar photos below and follow their accounts. Ready to get out and capture the Milky Way yourself? Check out Sony Artisan Gary Hart’s Camera Setup Tips For Astrophotography. Tag your own shot-with-Sony posts with #BeAlpha and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of Sony photo inspiration.
This week we feature a group of photographers who bring our their cameras, and push exposure and ISO on the darkest nights to create 'astroscapes.'
Gary Hart – @garyhartphoto
Gary Hart is a professional landscape and astro-photographer and Sony Artisan Of Imagery. Hecreates his images using single-click captures to try to convey the world untouched by humans, using the camera's unique vision to create images that reveal aspects of the world overlooked or unappreciated by the human eye. Hart has a ton of experience and shares his knowledge in many of his photo workshops. Follow him for more pro-level landscape and astro in your feed and learn Hart’s camera setup tips for astrophotography here.
Nate Luebbe – @nateinthewild
Nate Luebbe is a self-taught photographer and lifelong explorer of the outdoors. The Alpha Collective member posts stunning landscapes, astroscapes, wildlife and more on his Instagram, all with bold and brilliant colors that are sure to stand out on your feed. His passion for photography and adventure brings his audience out of the ordinary scenes that you can't get enough of. Follow his Instagram account for more inspiring photos and videos shot with Sony, like in the image below he captured with his Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master.
Jess Santos – @missjessbess
Jess Santos is an Alpha Collective member who creates inspiring astro landscapes. She composes her images of the night sky, usually including a perspective that includes the landscape in the foreground, leading the eye to a beautiful backdrop of the Milky way or an immense sky of stars. The beautiful colors of her images give them both a mysterious and familiar look at the same time. She created this beautiful timelapse below with the Sony Alpha 7R III and the Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master and says, “This was taken by combining a timelapse of the Milky Way with a blue hour foreground and a dash of light inside the arch. This technique allows me to capture all the detail of the landscape with minimal use of light painting.” Follow her for more beautiful astrophotography, timelapse and video.
Stan Moniz – @stanmoniz
Stan Moniz is a photographer/filmmaker and member of the Alpha Collective. His Instagram account puts the epic results of his adventure photography journey on display, with a variety of astrophotography, ocean photography and more. He took this beautiful shot in Death Valley National Park with his Sony Alpha 7 IV (with full-spectrum modification) and Sony 35mm f/1.4 G Master. Follow Moniz for more beautiful imagery in your feed and learn his camera setup tips creating stacked star trail images here.
Rachel Jones Ross (@rachel_jones_ross)
Alpha Imaging Collective member Rachel Jones Ross is a leading astro-landscape photographer based in Canada. Regular visitors to Alpha Universe are familiar with her incredible work and her detailed tutorials (see Rachel's testing of the Sony Alpha 7 IV for astro and timelapse HERE, get a look at the lenses she relies on her What's In My Bag HERE, and listen to our podcast interview with her HERE). She shot this timelapse with her Alpha 7S III and Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master.
Jeremy Martin – @live_free_run_far
Jeremy Martin is an Alaska-based photographer, adventurer and self-proclaimed travel addict. After moving to Alaska, he picked up a camera and became obsessed with capturing the surrounding landscape both day and night. On his Instagram account you’ll see a variety of stunning night photography including the northern lights and more magical Milky Way images like the one below he took with his Sony Alpha 7S and Sony 20mm f/1.8 G lens.
Daniel Royo – @danislash_photography
Daniel Royo is a sports, portrait and landscape photographer. He’s been pushing the limits of his Sony Alpha gear to create Milky Way magic like in the images below. He created this composition with several different panoramic views of the ground and sky. Follow his account to see what he captures next.
Debbie Dill – @debbie.dill.photo
Debbie Dill is a hobbyist photographer based in Switzerland. She has stunning astro and landscape photography that fills her feed, showing off bold colors of the universe. She took this image with her Sony Alpha 7 III (with full-spectrum modification) and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master at 120-sec., f/2.8 and ISO 1250.
Adrian Cormier – @acormier_captures
Adrian Cormier is a California-based photographer and self-proclaimed chaser of light. Using his Sony Alpha gear he captures landscapes, astroscapes and more from his outdoor adventures. He captured this incredible astro-landscape showing both the mud cracks on the ground and the Milky Way overhead in Death Valley National Park. Follow him to see how he captures the Milky Way next.