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Keep Your Eyes On The Skies This Instagram Follow Friday

This week we’re featuring a group of photographers who have used their Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras and lenses to capture some of the most colorful skies, both day and night, that we’ve ever seen. Feast your eyes on this sky candy and show each account some love with 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 photos with #BeAlpha for the chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of creative inspiration.

Don Smith – @don_smith_photography

Don Smith is a Sony Artisan of Imagery who works as a full-time professional landscape photographer and workshop teacher. If you’re like us and could scroll through breathtaking landscape photos all day, you’re going to want to give Don a follow. His eye for composing a photo in a way that conveys a message to the audience is something only a pro like him could master. He took this incredible shot of the Northern Lights near Glacier Lagoon in Iceland using his Sony α7R IV and Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master lens. Learn more about how Don makes a living shooting landscapes in this PRO-Files article.  

Arthur Vay – @blackarmourphotography

Arthur is a Sony photographer based in Sydney, Australia. He took this stunning shot of the colorful sky above Sydney Opera House from Dawes Point using his Sony α7R III and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master lens and says, “I was standing along the pier in the crisp of dawn waiting for the sun to rise. The moment that it did, I stood still in awe, awe of the beauty this world had to offer. In that instance I felt so grateful to be able to experience this, the beauty of nature and the miraculous iconic landmark. After I composed myself, I took out my camera and captured this sight in its full glory.”

Jordan Herschel – @jordanherschel

Jordan is a member of the Alpha Imaging Collective and a photographer/videographer specializing in the stories told by landscapes. As you scroll through his account, you’ll encounter some of the most impressive scenes nature has to offer. Learn more about how he captures the elusive Northern Lights in this How-To article and check out the modified zoom lens trinity he uses in his What’s In My Bag.

Eric Scire – @eric_scire

Eric is a professional photographer based in San Diego, CA. You’ll mostly see colorful landscapes as you scroll through his impressive Instagram account. He also captures incredible portraits, astrophotography, concert photography and more. Give him a follow for more natural beauty in your feed. He captured the colorful sky below in San Diego using his Sony α7 III and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master lens.

Ammon Cluff – @ammoncluff

Ammon is a photographer/videographer based in Oregon. He creates stunning landscapes, portraits, lifestyle shots and more. His unique style delivers images that contain power and emotion, making them very popular on social media. Check out this shot he took below at Great Basin National Park using the Sony α6300 with the Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.


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