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'Striking' Imagery! Follow These Sports Photographers On Instagram

Sports photography is a special art form. There are so many scenes and scenarios you might have to shoot in and it can be a fun challenge to make creative photos. We’ve compiled a list of some incredible sports shooters to follow on Instagram. Check out their feeds to get ideas and learn about how they use their cameras and lenses to get stunning results. Tag your own Sony shots on Instagram with #SonyAlpha for the chance to be featured on AlphaUniverse.com, and give @sonyalpha a follow for your daily dose of creative inspiration.

See how these sports shooters capture the action on and off the field.

Jean Fruth – @JeanFruthImages

Sony Artisan Jean Fruth is one of the most prolific sports photographers. With a special focus on baseball, Fruth not only makes epic single shots, she gets to the heart of the story and captures it beautifully. In addition to shooting professional sports, she is working on a project for her non-profit organization, Grassroots Baseball. Fruth photographs all levels of baseball, from the grassroots to the pros and approaches each game with the same care and consideration. With her Sony gear in hand, Fruth consistently takes great sports images. Check out her go-to gear HERE and give her a follow! She took the image below with the Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master II.

Patrick Murphy-Racey – @murphyracey

Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey is a photographer and videographer based in Knoxville, TN. He has photographed major sporting events for over thirty years. Using his Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 600mm f/4 G-Master, he was able to make this action-packed emotional image. Regardless of the event or job, Murphy-Racey produces creative and eye-catching work. Learn about his workflow HERE.


Steven John Irby – @stevesweatpants

Sony Alpha Collective member Steven John Irby focuses his photography on documentary-style street photography. Known for his black and white edits, his work gives off a raw, gritty vibe not often found on Instagram. That vibe can be seen in this image, the harsh light from the street lamp illustrates the night-time setting and that combined with the beautiful composition and tones, makes this image stand out. 

Darren Carroll – @dcarrollphoto

Darren Carroll is an Austin-based portrait, music, lifestyle and sports photographer. He is well-known for his golf imagery and if you scroll through his Instagram feed, you can see why! Carroll approaches every tournament with fresh energy and makes strong, interesting photographs. We love this one from the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, you can really feel the intensity of the golfers. 

Matt Hernandez – @MattHernandez

Senior portrait and sports photographer Matt Hernandez is well known for creating flawless portraits using his Sony gear and Westcott lights. His Instagram account is fun to scroll through because you get to see his stunning images and many behind the scenes clips. This really showcases how well Hernandez uses artificial light to capture motion and tell a story. For example, The post below includes a behind the scenes clip which shows what a challenge this shoot was. Hernandez used his Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens, and we were blown away with the results! 

Thearon Henderson – @thearonhenderson

Thearon Henderson is a freelance sports photographer who often works on contract with Getty Images. Henderson has a magic ability to photograph action. Sometimes he does this by freezing motion at the perfect instant and other times he utilizes motion blur. Of course, this skill is critical to sports photographers - but Henderson seems to have mastered it beautifully. Check out his work and be sure to give him a follow! 

Andy Kuno – @punkpoint

For many sports photographers, being an official photographer for a team is the dream. Andy Kuno is living that dream as the team photographer for the San Francisco Giants. In this role, he is able to capture special moments on the field, in the locker room, and in between. We love this shot taken with the Sony Alpha 1 and the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master.

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