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Let The Sun Shine In With Starbursts This Instagram Follow Friday

Photo by Gary Hart.

Sometimes nothing beats the warm glow of the shining sun, and capturing that feeling with a camera is a great way to make your photos stand out. This week we’re featuring a group of photographers who have posted photos incorporating the radiant rays of the sun. Take a look at their work below and give them a follow to add some sunshine into your life. 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 Sony shots with #BeAlpha for the chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of Sony inspiration.

Gary Hart – @garyhartphoto

Gary Hart is a Northern California-based photographer, writer, teacher and a Sony Artisan of Imagery. Get ready for your jaw to drop as you scroll through his Instagram account because he captures landscapes like no other. Learn more about how he does it in his Pro Workflow article, and get the details on his Sony Alpha gear in his What's In My Bag. He took the beautiful sun and smoke shots below with his Sony α7R III.

Terrence Drysdale – @tjdrysdale

Terrence is a Tampa-based member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective. He’s a professional portrait, fine art and fashion photographer, and he makes great use of natural light to create his fanciful images. We love how the rays of light come flooding into the fine art landscape he captured below. Give him a follow to see more imaginative and whimsical shots like this one. 

Jess Santos – @missjessbess

Jess is also member of the Alpha Collective. In her Instagram bio she declares herself a wanderer, adventurer and stargazer, and the photos on her account provide proof that these are incredibly accurate descriptors. As you scroll you'll see breathtaking scenes that make strategic use of the foregrounds and backgrounds. making it hard to look away. She took this sunny desert landscape shot below using her Sony α7R III and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master lens. Give her a follow for more beautiful landscapes and astroscapes in your feed.

Jamil Moody – @jcmoody

Jamil Moody is a hobbyist photographer based in Wichita, Kansas. His Instagram features beautiful shots of the Midwest and more. Using his Sony α7R III, vast landscapes that often include big, colorful skies and boundless, peaceful fields. His photo below is from a cornfield at sunset, and his perspective really makes you feel like you’re standing right there in the middle of the field watching the sun go down.

Lynne Roberts – @lynnerobertsphotosynthesis

Lynne is an amateur travel, landscape and wildlife photographer. She has stunning captures of nature from all of the places she goes. From active wildlife and flowing waterfalls, to spacious landscapes and stellar astroscapes – Lynne's account is one to follow for it all. The warmth you’re feeling from her photo below isn’t just from the sun rays...she took this shot at Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful thermal area!  

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