This week on AlphaUniverse.com, we’ve highlighted content related to night sky and astro-photography. We’ve learned about the Sony Alpha gear Stan Moniz uses to shoot astro, how Jess Santos shoots and composites her Milky Way landscapes, how Matt Leccadito created this Milky Way and glowing water photo – plus we’ve seen some of the stunning work created with the new Sony α7S III by Sony Artisans Renan Ozturk and Taylor Rees. In today’s Follow Friday, see more remarkable night and astro creations and give their accounts a follow. Then make sure you 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. Also, you can learn more about astro-photography at Kando Everywhere, our special online event on August 15th and 16th. You'll be able to take part in live sessions with Chris Burkard, Rachel Jones Ross, Drew Geraci and more. It's free and you can win a new Sony α7S III. Click HERE for all the details.
See how photographers & filmmakers capture the night sky with Sony Alpha cameras & lenses. Learn more about astro-photography and see how you can win a Sony α7S III at Kando Everywhere. Find the details HERE.
Curt Morgan – @curtismorgan
Curt Morgan is a filmmaker and director in the world of action and adventure. He directed the intense short film, “The Way Forward,” shot with the new Sony α7S III, and he also used the new low light master to get these dreamy Milky Way shots below. Give him a follow for more of the most colorful celestial images on Instagram in your feed.
Jess Santos – @missjessbess
Jess is a member of the Alpha Imaging Collective, and a wanderer, adventurer and stargazer as she describes herself in her Instagram bio. The photos posted to her account declare those descriptors to be accurate, her work bursting with color and adventure. Give her a follow to see one breathtaking scene after another. She took this Milky Way composite shot below using her Sony α7R III with the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens, and you can learn more about her techniques shooting and compositing Milky Way landscapes here.
Rachel Jones Ross – @rachel_jones_ross
Rachel is another member of the Alpha Collective, and she calls the Canadian Rockies home. She likes to get out in the mountains and capture the beautiful views, of which often include star-filled skies. You can hear more about the gear and techniques Rachel uses for astrophotography in this Alpha Universe Podcast, and register now for Kando Everywhere (it’s free and you can win an α7S III!), where Rachel will be leading a Night Photography Techniques Workshop.
Renan Ozturk – @renan_ozturk
Sony Artisan Renan Ozturk’s work tells interesting stories about people with a strong sense of place in the landscapes and cultures – the definition of modern documentary style. He happened to be one of the lucky few to test out the new Sony α7S III in advance of its introduction. He along with Sony Artisan Taylor Rees pushed the new camera to its low light limits, and the resulting short film they created does not disappoint. You can see the thrilling action they captured in the video below and read more about the experience here.
Stan Moniz – @stanmoniz
Stan is a photographer/filmmaker and another member of the Alpha Collective. He’s a real go-getter when it comes to doing the research and getting out to capture those epic shots, like these of bioluminescent waves and the Milky Way he captured earlier in the year. His Instagram account has one exciting photo after another. Check out the shots he captured using the new Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master below, and learn more about the gear he uses for astrophotography in his What’s In My Bag article.
Matt Leccadito – @delightful_happening
Matt is a full-time electrical engineer based in Hawaii, but photography has come to be his outlet during the pandemic. He’s captured plenty of the beauty of the island in photographs, many of them while out adventuring on his Onewheel. We also loved this shot he took of the Milky Way and glowing water using the Sony α7 III and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master, and you can find out how he did it here.