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It's Time To Tap Into Astrophotography For Creative Inspiration

There is nothing quite like photographing the night sky with your Sony Alpha camera. As many photographers in our Sony Alpha community have said, it’s like seeing in the dark. The low light performance of these cameras opens up a new world after dark, allowing you to capture the wonder and magic of a starry sky. If you’re looking for some night sky inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading to see a curated list of Sony Alpha shooters who have mastered night sky photography. Study their settings, gear choices, composition and editing choices to see how they produce stunning images. And for even more inspiration and ideas, be sure to follow @SonyAlpha on Instagram.

See how these Sony photographers capture magic after sunset and get the inspiration you need to elevate your next night shoot.

Rachel Jones Ross – @rachel_jones_ross

Rachel Jones Ross is a Sony Brand Ambassador who will inspire you to head out for a midnight adventure to photograph the night sky. She features beautiful sweeping landscapes but at times adds another layer to them by featuring a person or two, which creates a deeper narrative, giving it a fairytale-esque feel to her work. The ice in this shot makes for a unique foreground element. Rachel made this shot with her Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master

Jess Santos – @missjessbess

Jess Santos is another Sony Brand Ambassador who creates inspiring astroscapes. 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 colors of her images are bold, with prominent hues of blues, purples and pinks, yet they have warm undertones that add another layer of depth to them and help create truly magical images. She used the Sony Alpha 7R IV and the Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master to create the composite below. 

Jasim Sarker – @Jaasiiim 

Jasim Sarker is a travel photographer and aurora tour guide. He takes photographers to locations such as the arctic highlands, Antarctica, and South America to have incredible photographic adventures. He shoots with the Sony Alpha 7 IV. We love the composition in the photograph below. The towering trees add a great sense of scale. Be sure to check out his account and give him a follow for many stunning night sky images! 

Joaquín Marco – @jokinmarc

Landscape photographer and filmmaker Joaquín Marco is a master landscape photographer. Scrolling through his Instagram feed reveals countless breathtaking photographers, made with his Sony cameras and lenses. He describes his work by stating, “In my artistic pursuit, I go beyond the surface, aiming to recreate the profound emotions that the landscapes evoke in me.” We love this lighting in the image below, the eerie blue light cast from the moon and the stars. The composition of this shot is wonderful as well. The eye travels backward through the frame toward the mountain peak. 

Henry Tieu – @henrysdiary

Henry Tieu is a destination wedding and adventure elopement photographer and a Sony Brand Ambassador. His dreamy photography style makes you feel like you’re out in the mountains with the couple. We adore the image below, the contrasting tones of the warm light from the lantern and the blue light from the sky is visually appealing. If you’re looking for interesting images or creative photographic techniques, look no further than Henry’s Instagram account. 

Cody Conk – @codyconk

As a travel photographer based in Bay Area, California, Cody Conk has a pleasing balance of landscape, astro, cityscape, and even a little street photography throughout his feed. The image below is an excellent example of his talent for composition and eye for color in low light conditions. He captures images like this with his Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master. Cody broke down the story behind a similar shot for us HERE.

Emmett Sparling – @Emmett_Sparling

Emmet Sparling is a commercial photographer and videographer. He specializes in engaging storytelling and creating social media campaigns to help brands reach the largest audiences possible. He comes from a background in fashion photography which gives him great experience with portraits, lifestyle, and product shoots, as well as travel and adventure content. He shares this travel and adventure content on his Instagram account, often showing behind the scenes of how he makes these images. We love the scene below, in the caption Emmett explains that he originally thought it needed to be a composite but “the stars were bright enough, and the fire was dim enough for the scene to be captured in a single frame.”

Mike Abramyan – @mikeabr 

Michael Abramyan is an East Coast-based photographer and video editor specializing in travel and landscape photography while storytelling with video. He has passion for using his Sony Alpha gear to create stunning astro-landscape images that connect our planet to the vast universe, and you’ll find a ton of posts on his Instagram account that align with this passion. Check out his work for a masterclass in capturing the details of the night sky. 

Kenny Block – @kenny.d.block

Kenny Block is based in the scenic Lake District, UK. As you scroll through his feed, you will be enchanted by the lush mountains and coastlines of this beautiful coastal area of the UK. His landscape and lifestyle images are minimalist and elegant, and the same can be said for his astro photos. They reflect the calm and quiet moments of solitude of the night. If you are after more thoughtful and enchanting accounts, Block is the one to follow.

Carmen Huter – @carmenhuter 

Carmen Hunter is a travel photographer based in Salzkammergut, Austria. Her dreamy cool blue pastel hues are consistent throughout her feed, where you be transported to underwater adventures with dolphins or ice caves in Iceland. You will also find the same cool blue tones in her images of the night sky – which often take the forefront of the image, showcasing a mesmerizing Milky Way or moon. Her images, like the one below, will leave you feeling full of wonder and excitement to see what she captures next.


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