Posts by: Sony Alpha Universe

What’s In My Bag: A Fast & Silent Double Lens Kit For Photographing Wildlife

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Wojciech Sobiesiak (@wojtsobi_wildlife) is a wildlife photographer whose love of nature began when he was young. That deeply-rooted interest has carried him into his primary passion of photographing birds and any kind of wildlife. We sat down with Sobiesiak to learn more about his go-to gear and how he uses just a prime and a zoom to get amazing images of unpredictable animals. Keep reading to find out what’s in his bag for wildlife photography.

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What’s In My Bag: 3 Cameras & 3 Lenses For Dramatic Wildlife Photos & Video

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Alexandra Surkova (@alexandrovich_yo) is a wildlife photographer and videographer who shares her stunning wildlife imagery on Instagram and her YouTube Channel. She also leads wildlife tours, helping others create epic imagery as well. “Everything started with the pandemic, when people vanished from the streets, but animals appeared,” she explains. “I live in the middle of nowhere, in the fields of the province of Guadalajara, Spain. Thanks to lockdown, without any ability to travel, but with a strong desire to photograph, I began to discover the world of wild animals – to study their habits, their hunting grounds, mating and watering places. Right at that time, a friend sent me a Sony 200-600mm f.5.6-6.3 G as a present, saying that he saw great potential in my photos. Oh boy, from that day my new life as a wildlife photographer began.” We connected with Surkova to learn more about the gear and accessories she carries to capture the decisive moment in her stunning wildlife images.

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How To Set Up Your Camera For Bird Photography

 By Sony Alpha Universe

Matt Kloskowski – Alpha 1, FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS, 1/2000-sec. ,  ƒf/8 , ISO 1000

Professional photographer, educator and Sony Artisan Matt Kloskowski finds bird photography to be one of the most rewarding areas of photography he’s ever experienced. Nothing beats the accomplishment you get from getting that great shot, and in order to get that great shot, you have to have your camera dialed-in and ready. Over the years through trial and error Kloskowski has learned how to set his camera to photograph birds of all kinds and in any situation. Below he breaks down his camera settings for bird photography using his Sony Alpha 1 camera. Keep reading to learn how to setup your camera for both stationary birds and birds in action. Learn more about the gear he uses for bird photography and more in his What’s In My Bag article.

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What’s In My Bag: The Ultimate Content Creation Kit For The Godfather Of Daily Travel Vlogging

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Louis Cole (@louiscole) is an award-winning content creator with an online audience of over five million. He is regarded by many as being the godfather of daily travel vlogging, and a pioneer of the format having documented his life, every day, for over 5 years on his FunForLouis YouTube channel. Before becoming a content creator Louis ran community youth projects in the UK for vulnerable inner-city young people and has always had a deep interest in social impact. He was selected as the UK ambassador for ‘Creators For Change’ which is an initiative to highlight YouTube creators around the world that are doing social good and he founded The Social Good Club an organization focused on supporting influencers to use their platforms to inspire social change.

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Behind The Shot: Creating A Dramatic Low-Light Portrait

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

The new Sony Alpha 7R V features a variety of advancements for photo and video shooters. Professional portrait and wedding photographer Kesha Lambert had the opportunity to use the new camera for a dramatic portrait shoot. Using it paired with the Sony 50mm f/1.2 G Master, the Sony Artisan created this cool shot from inside a garage. We talked with her more to learn how she created the scene and how the features of the new Sony Alpha 7R V helped her capture it.

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Behind The Shot: Using Long Exposures To Create Surreal-Looking Landscapes

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Ewa Jermakowicz (@ewajermakowiczphotography) is a landscape and nature photographer specializing in long exposure and low light photography. “Through my photos, I want to show the beauty of our world and inspire people to discover, fall in love with and to protect it,” she says. “I usually travel in my campervan which gives me a lot of flexibility choosing a location and time when I can be there. It is helpful when I need to be at the location long before sunrise and want to stay for sunset or night photography without a need to drive to a hotel or home.” We came across this beautiful long exposure landscape image and connected with her to learn how she created it using her Sony Alpha 7R IV and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master. Read her story behind the shot below, from the setup to the edit.

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What’s In My Bag: A G Master Lens Kit For Cyberpunk Portraiture

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Based between New York and Los Angeles, photographer Ivan Wong (@ivvnwong) of the Alpha Collective loves to create images that elicit a feeling from its viewers. “My work is inspired by the use of light, neo-noir, cyberpunk and other futuristic themes – think Blade Runner, Tron, Devil May Cry, Inception.” Wong creates many styles of photography and other content, and here he focuses on the gear he uses specifically for his portrait work. Keep reading below as he explains each piece of gear you’ll find in his kit and why – plus see the eye-catching futuristic imagery he’s able to create with it.

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What’s In My Bag: A Travel & Adventure Creative’s Kit For Photo & Video In Remote Places

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Gregg Jaden (@greggjaden_) is a travel and adventure photographer and filmmaker. “I shoot primarily in remote places and landscapes,” he says. “I rely heavily on a lightweight backpack as I carry my pack many miles daily, so I usually pack around 35 lbs. I shoot a combination of prime and zoom lenses. I pack as many as I can bring with my three camera bodies since I never know what to expect or what footage/photos I want to take on my travels.”

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Beyond The Technical: Why This Sports & Portrait Photographer Switched To Sony

 By Sony Alpha Universe

Photo by Matt Hernandez. Sony Alpha 1. Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master. 1/3200-sec., f/4.5, ISO 200

Matt Hernandez (@MattHernandez) is a portrait and sports photographer based in Paducah, Kentucky. A Westcott Top Pro, he’s known for creating dynamic sports images and using light creatively. Matt began his career as a graphic designer and then transitioned to photography. His love of sports, art and graphic design helps him have a unique creative vision, often building composite images that stand out from your average sports portrait. Matt was a Nikon user for much of his photography career, but recently switched to Sony and hasn’t looked back. We sat down with Matt to learn more about why he switched and how the Sony system helps him reach his creative vision.

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5 Pro Tips For Bird Photography

 By Sony Alpha Universe

 

Nature photographer and conservationist Lana Tannir (@lanatannirphoto) started her photography journey primarily focusing on landscape photography, but over the years she began to crave a new challenge. She found landscapes to be too predictable and was looking to grow as a photographer. So she shifted her focus to wildlife, she states, “I got very excited about pursuing wildlife photography because it was just a new challenge, it was unpredictable. I had to really push myself to my limits and to start learning more about animal behavior, about where to find specific species. Also about the ethics of wildlife photography. So that’s what keeps me excited because I’m always faced with new challenges, with new situations that I’m not able to control, necessarily.” As Tannir delved further into wildlife photography, she started focusing more on birds, and became known for capturing breathtaking avian images. She uses Sony Alpha cameras and lenses and she shared some of her top tips and techniques for creating standout bird photography.

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