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Magical Portrait Wins Alpha Female+ #SonyKids Portrait Challenge

Jennifer McMorran (@jenslifeinprint) is the winner of the Alpha Female+ #SonyKids Challenge for this magical portrait she created at home. "This image is of my son," she says. "He lives in a constant state of creativity. He is our dreamer, our maker, our creative and I wanted an image that represented his imagination."


Photo by Jennifer McMorran. Sony Alpha 7R III. Sony 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3. 1/30-sec, f/4.5, ISO 800

Using the Sony Alpha 7R III, Sony 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 and plenty of creativity, photographer Jennifer McMorran created this magical portrait of her son.

"We had placed tarps over our backyard skatepark during a heavy winter storm and he loved being under the 'tent.' It was just magical and dreamy with light filtering through the blue tarps and I immediately saw this image in my head. In order to get the desired effect, I strung fairy lights around the tarps and placed a small light inside of the mug. I shot the image with my Sony Alpha 7R III using a tripod and remote shutter at ISO 800 at 1/30-sec, f/4.5 using the Sony 24-240mm lens. The image was mostly created in camera with some creative post-processing like cloning 'stars' for more depth, color correction and texture overlay."

For winning the challenge, McMorran receives a Sony ZV-1 camera. You can be a part of the October Alpha Female+ Photo Challenge. The topic, inspired by Alpha Female+ Grant winner Gabrielle Mariella, is storytelling. From now until November 7, 2021, post your best photo and story on Instagram for your chance to win a Sony ZV-1. Follow and tag @sonyalphafemale and use #sonyalphafemale and #sonystories in your post for your chance to win. The winner will be notified via DM on Instagram and you can see the Official Contest Rules for details.


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