Creating a visually-stunning astroscape requires one to master the right combination of gear, timing and location. Not only that, it requires a certain passion to put in the time to master that combination. This week we feature a group of astrophotographers who are putting in the time with their Sony Alpha cameras and lenses to explore the galaxy. Check out their work and give their accounts 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.
Stan Moniz – @stanmoniz
Stan Moniz is an adventure photographer, filmmaker and member of the Alpha Collective. He travels to National Parks and other beautiful places to capture unique moments and experiences. On his Instagram account you’ll find a varying portfolio of images including crashing waves, colorful landscapes, star-filled night skies, and most recently, jumping Munk’s Devil rays in the Sea of Cortez. Follow his account to keep up with his latest adventure. He took this mesmerizing car trail and Milky Way image in Capitol Reef State Park in Utah with his Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 14mm f/1.8 G Master. Learn the full story behind how he captured this image in his Behind The Shot article HERE.
Jeffrey Moen – @raybloodypurchase
Jeffrey Moen is an amateur astro and landscape photographer. His colorful Instagram account showcases beautiful outdoor views from the Southwest at both day and night. He's a Milky Way chaser and has captured the galaxy from many different locations, often including intriguing foregrounds that reveal the landscape under the stars. He took this Milky Way shot featuring a silhouette of Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona using his Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master lens.
Shane O’C – @shaneosees
Shane O’C is an Irish photographer currently traveling in Australia, often capturing bustling urban landscapes and more serene moments in the jungle or at sea. His images often feature the warm glow of a sunset or rise, giving the overall feel of his photos vibrant and warm; even his astro images hold a certain warmth to them. This photo was taken with a Sony Alpha 7R IV and a Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master lens.
Daren Cox – @darencox
Daren Cox is a photographer based in Cornwall. He is inspired by the cosmos and the beautiful seascapes of the southwest of the UK; Daren's images offer a unique perspective of the British seaside, capturing engaging photos of the Milky Way over the night ocean to almost surreal landscapes with moon rises. The picture here was shot on the Sony Alpha 7R IV and Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master lens.
Owen Hope – @owenmhope
Owen Hope is an adventure photographer from Inverness, Scotland. His passion for travel and adventure is reflected in his work, where you will find photos of mountain bikers traversing the Scottish mountains, along with slackline images that may make your heart race at first glance, but his attention to detail and love for the sport enables him to create thoughtful and minimal photos that draw you in. This photo was created with the Sony Alpha 7 II and Sony 28mm f/2 lens.