Happy Friday Alpha Universe Community! If you’re anything like us, your weekend plans are to relax, watch TikToks, and go out and photograph! So to celebrate the upcoming weekend, we’ve gathered some outstanding photographers and filmmakers sharing their work and expertise on TikTok. Take a look at their accounts, give them a follow, and use the weekend to put some of their teachings into action. Be sure to share what you’ve created with the Alpha Universe Community by tagging #SonyAlpha and continue to be inspired by following @SonyAlpha on TikTok.
We’ve gathered some outstanding photographers and filmmakers sharing their work and expertise on TikTok. Take a look at their accounts, give them a follow, and use the weekend to put some of their teachings into action.
Andrea – @aa.vision
Andrea is a street and travel photographer based in London. On his TikTok he goes behind-the-scenes of his shoots to show his Sony Alpha 7 IV while providing shooting tips, gear performance results and more. In the video below, he is comparing the range of focal lengths on the Sony 70-200mm f/4 G.
John Martinez – @ckmstr
John Martinez, also known as “Cake” or “CakeMaster” is a video producer and photographer based in Los Angeles. In early January, Martinez posted a 20 second TikTok of cinematic footage at a McDonalds. This TikTok blew up, getting over 1 million views and tons of questions on his editing, color grading, and filmmaking techniques. So Martinez responded with this video below, where he breaks down his camera setup, the Sony Alpha 7S III and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens, and the setting he shoots in.
Erwin Marionneaux – @erwinmarionneaux
Erwin Marionneaux is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. If you’re looking to get into filmmaking and understand the ins and outs of it along with directing and cinematography, Marionneaux’s account is for you. He covers a wide array of topics in clear, easy to understand, short clips. The video below is a great example, Marionneaux is breaking down how zoom lenses impact the compression in your images and how to best utilize zoom lenses.
Nick Anderson – @jebbwest
Food photographer and filmmaker Nick Anderson creates TikToks to help teach others. From lighting to white balance to angles, Andersons account is perfect for any aspiring food photographer, or just someone who wants to understand light better. In the video below, he is discussing why he believes strobes are better than continuous lighting for food photography.
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 videos on his TikTok account that align with this passion. Check out this overnight time lapse he shot!