The benefits to experiencing the grandeur found in the wild and open spaces of the world are endless, especially in the digital age. Being a single tiny being standing in front of a vast natural landscape brings us perspective, reflection and plenty of fresh air – something we all need. This week we feature a group of Sony Alpha photographers who are giving us a front row seat to some of the most beautiful and vast scenes found in the natural world. Do you have some epic landscape shots of your own? Enter the Alpha Female+ Landscape Contest this month for your chance to win a Sony ZV-1! Click HERE for details.
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Garrett King – @shortstache
Garrett King is a Sony photographer and member of the Alpha Collective. His landscape photography combines his technique and talent in the field with his post-production skills to create artistic and larger-than-life photos. You can learn more about his shooting style and how to find your own in this Alpha Universe article. Check out the magnificent shots below and be sure to check out his Instagram stories for his latest landscape shots.
Andy Luten – @realandyluten
Andy Luten is a travel photographer and blogger who posts landscapes and astroscapes that are sure to grab your attention. There’s this one where he captured a spontaneous lightning strike at Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park, and there’s this one where he created a brilliant star trail composite over a historic church in Central Texas. No matter which photo of his appears on your feed, it’s sure to stop your scroll. In the photos below he looks back to a past trip to Iceland, documenting all of the wide open spaces present in the country’s natural landscape both day and night!
Cátia Dombaxe – @cdombaxi
Cátia Dombaxe is an aspiring travel photographer and writer. When there isn’t a pandemic, she explores the globe with her Sony α6000 in hand, photographing the interesting people and places she comes across. Through her photography, she aims to bring all of the happiness, agony, joy, excitement and wonder of the different places she visits. You can learn more about her travels and her photography in her Alpha Profile article. She took this beautiful shot at Falling Spring Falls in Virginia.
Jay R. McDonald – @jayrmcdonald
Jay R. McDonald is a Calgary Alberta-based commercial photographer/videographer who also happens to be colorblind. That certainly doesn’t stop him from creating – his work consists of lifestyle, portraits, landscapes, travel, adventure and more. You can learn all about the Sony Alpha gear he relies on for his adventure shots in his What’s In My Bag article, and check out his gear in action through his photos of the fleeting call colors in the mountains. He took the shot below in Jasper, Alberta using his Sony α7R III and 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master.
Wyatt Peterson – @wyattpetersonstudios
Wyatt is an adventure photographer and as you scroll through his account you’ll see non-stop breathtaking landscape shots. The beautiful scenes he captures are like a breath of fresh air and make you want to get outside to see them for yourself. He took this mesmerizing photo that perfectly captures the transition from autumn to winter in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. He took this photo using his Sony α7R III and Sony 18-105mm f/4 G.