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More Than Macro: How These Photographers Use Macro Lenses For More Than Just Closeups

The sharp precision of the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens has creatives reaching for it to capture more than you ever thought possible. Photographers are using the lens to take close-up shots of icicles and soap bubbles, to create beautiful fashion portraiture and product photography, to capture their own miniature worlds they’ve created, and so much more. See how these photographers are exploring and creating with their Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G, and read more from creatives who use the lens here.

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Katrin Eismann – @katrin_eismann

Travel and portrait photographer Katrin Eismann has a talent for composing everyday scenes into art which you’ll quickly discover on her Instagram account. The Sony Artisan captured this stunning ice image during sunrise in Michigan with her Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens. The way the lens captures the detail of the sun shining through the icicles makes this image a standout on the platform – make sure you follow her account for more. You can also learn more about what Eismann has been up to over the past two years, her current go-to gear, getting started with flash photography and more in this episode of The Sony Alpha Photographers Podcast.

Erin Sullivan – @erinoutdoors

Alpha Collective member Erin Sullivan is a travel content creator learning and sharing stories of the places she visits. At the start of the pandemic when she wasn’t traveling, she began creating landscape scenes using miniatures and other everyday objects. Watch more on her process in the video below where she uses her Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens to capture the scene. Sullivan is also on TikTok and you can catch this post and others in our TikTok Follow Friday and on her TikTok account.

Zilla van den Born – @work.byzilla

Zilla van den Born is a professional beauty and fashion photographer and retoucher. For her, the creative process does not stop after a photo is captured – it has only just begun. You’ll find beautiful portraits from her various shoots through her Instagram account. She captured this portrait image as part of her creative concept, Ultimate Minimal, with the Sony Alpha 7R IV and the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G. Credit for hair and makeup goes to Juliëtte den Ouden and the models featured in the image are Victoria Geno & Christina Zimmermann. See more of her images taken with the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G and behind the scenes from this shoot on her blog. (Note: Want to learn more about portraiture with the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G? Watch this video from Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles.)

Stuart Anderson – @stuart_anderson_ig

Stuart Anderson is a product, food and beverage photographer based in Sacramento, CA. Many of his photos feature stunningly crisp and clear beverages in beautiful glassware, often with an element of movement to really make them dynamic. He took this shot with his Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens and you can learn more about his process in his Behind The Shot article.

Gyan Ganesha – @gyan.tiedot

Gyan Ganesha is an Italy-based photographer specializing in macro, astro and even some abstract. He has many colorful close-up images of nature throughout his Instagram feed, but the one that caught our attention was this close-up of a soap bubble he took with his Sony Alpha 7R II and the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens. Follow his account for more interesting macro in your feed.

Angi Wallace – @angiwallacephotography

Angi Wallace is a photographer and nature lover, and she combines these two passions into one through her imagery. On her Instagram account you’ll find beautiful images of flowers, fungi, portraits and more. She’s also recently gotten into watercoloring, and you can see her beautiful nature paintings on her Instagram as well. She captured this image of a tree frog using her Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G – follow her for more nature in your feed.

Diptak Dutta – @a_fragrant_journey

Diptak Dutta is a perfume and photography enthusiast. He sets up product shoots with various perfumes and colognes, creating backgrounds and scenes to match and accentuate the scents found in each. With a careful approach to angles and lighting, each image perfectly presents the bottle on display. He captured these images on the Sony Alpha 7 III with the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens – his go-to combination for his perfume photography work.


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