It’s not easy to capture a sharp image in a low-light situation, and nighttime cityscape photos produce a particularly challenging scenario because of the contrasting colors and light. This week we’re featuring a group of photographers who are using their Sony Alpha cameras and lenses to crisply capture the vibrancy found in a cityscape at night. Check out their work below and give their accounts a follow. Tag your own Sony photos 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.
Tag your Sony shots with #BeAlpha for the chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, and follow @sonyalpha for your daily dose of Sony Alpha inspiration.
Mike Meyers – @mmeyers76
Mike Meyers is a Sony photographer based in Chicago and member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective. On his Instagram account you’ll find stunning cityscape and astroscape shots, and you can learn more about how he captures them in his Pro Workflow article. After upgrading to the α7R IV, he’s also shooting more timelapses than ever. Just take a look at how he made this stunning lightning and cityscape timelapse. Give him a follow for more colorful city shots, like this capture of the moon over Chicago taken with the Sony α7R II and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master.
Marco Degennaro – @marcodegennarophotos
Marco DeGennaro is a member of the Alpha Collective based in New York City. You’ll find a plethora of dynamic cityscapes, taken at both day and night, as you scroll through his Instagram account. He captures the beautiful skyscrapers and landmarks of the city from creative angles and interesting perspectives. He took this shot below in NYC using his Sony α7R III and Sony 55mm f/1.8.
Michael J. Vega – @michaeljvega
Michael J. Vega is a professional photographer based in Miami who specializes in fine art landscape and cityscape photography. The colorful images on his Instagram are absolutely captivating and make his account a great one to follow. You can learn more about the Sony Alpha gear he uses for his photography in his What’s In My Bag article. He took this nighttime shot at Brickell Key Miami with his Sony α7R III and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master.
Demas Rusli – @demas
Demas is a photographer/designer based in Sydney, Australia. The photos you’ll find posted on his Instagram account typically feature an interesting perspective or effect. He’s also creating YouTube videos with tutorials that show how he creates those effects, like in the motion blur nighttime cityscape image he posted below. He’s also great with creating light trails, and you can learn how he does it in his Behind The Shot article.
Suwandi Chandra Photography – @suwandicphoto
Suwandi Chandra is a Sony Alpha photographer based in Indonesia. He has a passion for travel photography and on his Instagram you’ll find a variety of photos from his adventures in the way of landscapes, cityscapes, street, nature and more. He took this vibrant nighttime cityscape photo at the iLight Singapore Festival last year. Cities aren’t the only place you’ll find him capturing the colors. Check out his Behind The Shot article to see how he captured the colors of Antelope Canyon using his α7 III and Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens.