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On our second day here in Thailand, we had the opportunity to experience the annual Yi Peng Lantern Festival, which was one of the most rejuvenating and magical events to photograph. #AlphaCollective member @matt.ferr shares a few of his selects from the night ✨✨”It’s been an incredibly enriching few days in Thailand. Chiang Mai is currently celebrating their annual Yi Peng Festival and we’ve been immersing ourselves into the culture. It’s believed that releasing these lanterns during the second lunar month symbolizes a letting go of the past year’s misfortunes. It was breathtaking to experience this spectacle of lights and shared belief.” | Shot on the #SonyAlpha a7R + 24mm GM and 85mm GM set-ups | #AICdoesThailand #BeAlpha

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There was no better way to kick off our #AICdoesThailand trip than a visit to one of Chiang Mai’s most beloved and active temples, the Wat Phra Singh. #AlphaCollective member @philngyn shares some background 👉 “Our first day in Thailand started off with visiting one of the most revered temples in Chiang Mai, Wat Phra Singh, which translates to the Temple of the Lion Buddha. Outfitted in gold and copper, the temple is just as lavish on the outside as it is on the inside with its ornate interior decor. Trying to emphasize the gold exterior in my composition, I used the Sony 24mm f1.4 GM lens to capture a wider frame of view and shot up from below to contrast the stunning gold color against the blue sky. I can’t wait for more to come in the next few days with more incredible sights to see and so much more culture to experience.” | #SonyAlpha a7 III | 24mm f1.4 | f10 | 1/6400 | ISO 100 | #BeAlpha

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📷: @patagoniatothenorthpole "Patagonia has become my favorite playground, especially in the fall, where this 24 km hike leads you through dense lenga forests to the iconic vertical granite towers of Cerro Torre. I tend to use natural foreground in a lot of my shots simply to create mystique. My advice for making the most of your Patagonia adventures - take advantage of serendipitous encounters: meet fellow adventurers, make connections on IG, hike with some strangers. You’ll walk away with stories to tell, future adventure buddies, some of your closest friends, and a much richer travel experience than just photos." | #SonyAlpha a7 III | 85mm F1.8 | f/2.5 | 1/4000 sec | ISO 100 | #BeAlpha

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Oregon's Multnomah Falls captured by photographer @zeekyan using the a7 III, a tripod, and the bracketing technique 👉 "In order to capture this photo I used a tripod to bracket three shots then merged and masked them into one image later in post. The first shot was taken with a fast shutter capturing the bright parts of the image. With the second shot I metered the exposure in the middle to balance the amount of highlights and shadows the image captured. As for the last shot, I set a long exposure to smoothen out the texture of the water and capture the detail in the shadows." | #SonyAlpha a7 III | 16-35mm F2.8 | #BeAlpha

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Tokyo-based photographer @jungraphy_ shares this tip to make the most out of rainy days 👉 "If you want to take a picture of the city, please go out to pick it up on a rainy day. I'm sure you'll be able to see a more beautiful city than usual. Reflections, umbrellas, splashes, drops of water and many other things will make your photos interesting." | #SonyAlpha a7 III | 24-70mm f2.8 GM | #BeAlpha

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Photographer @cocoanext shares the views captured of Jinyun County in China, a place you just have to visit to fully comprehend 🙌 "This is a village in Jinyun County, Lishui City, Zhejiang Province, China. So many people don't know what village life in China is like. Maybe if you visit here, you might understand." | #SonyAlpha a7R III | 16-35mm F4 | F4 | 1/400 | ISO 100 | #BeAlpha

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Alabama Hills is home to some of the most unique views on Earth and this shot captured by photographer @missjessbess proves no different. Put your 👋 below if you ever been lucky enough to experience this one-of-a-kind place! • • "I always love hunting around familiar places for new sights. I found this arch out at Alabama Hills and it was very cool to be able to photograph something I haven't seen photographed before." -@missjessbess | #SonyAlpha a7R III | 16-35mm F2.8 GM | 16mm | Foreground: F11, 30 sec, ISO 100 | Sky: F2.8, 8 sec, ISO 12800 | #BeAlpha

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A fall series by #AlphaCollective member @philngyn 👉 "Fall in Yosemite... What a sight. I’ve visited this place in every season this year, but nothing encapsulates the magic of this park like Fall does. When the waters come to a standstill, and the leaves glow a bright orange as the morning sun shines on the valley, there’s simply no better place to be." | #SonyAlpha a7 III | 16-35mm F4 and 70-300 | #BeAlpha

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Some photography insight from (insanely talented) photographer @mydetoxtravel who shares this view of ice caves in Iceland captured with the #SonyAlpha a7R III 👉 "I am fascinated by the limit that separates fiction and reality. I like to isolate elements of nature and assemble them to create a new experience and give another perspective on how a place could be. My creative process is based on how I felt about the environment, not necessarily to document it as it was. When it comes to compositing, don't hesitate to push your creativity and inject your emotions in your editing." #BeAlpha #AlphaCollective

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Autumn views at the Nikola-Lenivets Art Park in Russia captured by photographer @tomrus 🍁 "There is an incredible fall atmosphere in the Nikola-Lenivets Art Park -- This is my favorite place in Russia. This is the largest art park in Europe with so many different art objects to capture." (All images shot on the #SonyAlpha a7R series camera.) #BeAlpha

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sonyalpha. The next chapter of the Alpha Female movement has begun! We are proud

The next chapter of the Alpha Female movement has begun! We are proud to present our six new #SonyAlphaFemale Creators-In-Residence: Ash Adams, Martine Severin, Monica Sigmon, Margeaux Walter, Kristin Fairweather, and Diana Markosian. Learn more on each of these creators in our link in bio! • • (First photo courtesy of Alpha Female mentor @brookeshaden) #BeAlpha

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One of New York's newest icons, the Vessel, captured by photographer @nakulbphotog. "New York City is a city built from and for creators. They are constantly investing in art structures like these around the city, for people to enjoy and find inspiration through. It’s the city I visit whenever I need a new perspective in my photographs." | #SonyAlpha a7 III | 16-35mm f2.8 GM | f/16 | 30 sec | ISO 160 | • • If you are in New York, be sure to come visit the limited-time #SonyCreativeSpace, a pop-up creator experience built for photographers and videographers. We will be set up starting today through Saturday and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun. Check out the link in our bio now to learn more! #BeAlpha

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📷: @autpops "The moon is one of my favorite subjects to photograph, and sometimes you can get lucky with unique alignments. I didn’t initially plan to capture this shot, but thanks to image planning software, I discovered that an incredible moment could happen if the weather held out. Thanks to some last minute preparation, I was able to put myself in the right place at the right time." 👐 👐 | #SonyAlpha a7R III | 70-200mm f2.8 GM | 200mm | Foreground: f/5 / 1/200s / ISO 320 | Moon: f/5.6 / 1/320s / ISO 320 | #BeAlpha

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Photographer @davideor94 shares a series of images that captures some architecture and street scenes using the #SonyAlpha a7R series cameras paired with various lenses. Swipe right to see the collection 👉 • • "The high dynamic range of the cameras allow me to shoot and catch the right light and details in every situation. Even at night, I don't need a tripod thanks to the image stabilization. Swipe to see them all and share below on which one is your favorite." #BeAlpha

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The moon over Glacier National Park in Montana captured by photographer @nateinthewild 🌙 “When shooting expansive landscapes, using a mid-range lens is a great perspective change. A bit of telephoto compression brings the subject closer, focuses the viewer’s eye and cleans up the landscape. Once you’ve scouted your location, it’s all about patience - envision the lighting and composition you want the most, and wait for the right moment!” | #SonyAlpha a7R III | 24-70mm F/2.8 GM | 56mm | f3.2 | 1/60 sec | ISO 100 | #BeAlpha

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📷: @mattyjameshopkins “Standing next to these silhouetted giants with a sea of stars leaves you feeling nothing but awe. That feeling magnifies when your screen lights up to reveal the scene in front of you. The vibrant air glow is just a cherry on top of the beautiful scene displayed." | #SonyAlpha a7R II | 16-35mm f4 | f4 | 25 sec | ISO 3200 | #BeAlpha

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On our last day of our adventure to Iceland, we had the opportunity to jump into 35° water and go free diving in the sea caves of Silfra. #AlphaCollective member @stevint captured this series using the RX0 II 👉 “An unforgettable experience diving in waters just above freezing while being between two continents. One of the most beautiful and mysterious places I have ever been to. Packing light was important with this trip, which is why I used the RXO II to shoot these underwater photos. Even at an ISO of up to 4000 on these shots I was still able to come away with useable images.” #AICdoesIceland #SonyRX

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📷: @braedin “This photo was taken on the south coast highway of Iceland. The 200-600mm allowed for extreme compression of the mountain range behind our Land Rover.” | #SonyAlpha a7R IV | 200-600mm G OSS | 450mm | f6.3 | 1/2000 | ISO 1600 | #BeAlpha #AICdoesIceland

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Photographer @MatthewHahnel shares this series of images captured in Iceland using the #SonyAlpha a7R IV. Share below which one is your favorite 😏 #AICdoesIceland • • “It’s been a blast rolling through Iceland with the Sony Alpha team for the past few days. We have seen towering waterfalls, ancient volcanoes, and colors that almost seem too vibrant to be real. I think the highlight so far has been a 2 hour flight above some of Iceland’s unique river systems and highlands. Having been to Iceland twice before it was pretty amazing to see these places from a fresh perspective.” #BeAlpha

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#AICdoesIceland Day 2: On our second day here in Iceland, we had the opportunity to hop on a plane and view this incredible country from above. Here are some aerial views of Maelifell captured by #AlphaCollective member @littlecoal 👉“Seeing Iceland from above has been a dream of mine, so to spend the morning shooting out an open plane window alongside good friends it was the highlight of our visit so far.” | #SonyAlpha a7R III | 24-70mm F2.8 GM | 24mm | F2.8 | 1/800 | ISO 320 | #BeAlpha

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We are currently on our #AICdoesIceland trip, a week long adventure exploring Iceland with ten #AlphaCollective members and @chrisburkard, and plan to share live all week long. On our first full day, we explored the Snaefellsnes peninsula, where @starvingphotographer was able to capture this incredible view 👉 “I love blending short and long exposures to give a sense of timelessness. In this shot, the scene was captured with the camera on a tripod, initially at 1/60 sec with the model. Then, the model stepped away, I placed a 10 stop ND filter on and recaptured the scene at 180 seconds. Later, I blended the person from the short exposure into the long exposure scene.” | #SonyAlpha a7R IV | 16-35mm F2.8 GM | 35mm | F5.6 | 1/60 and 180 sec | ISO 100 | #BeAlpha

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Photographer @Nathan_Ackley shares these colorful views from Guangzhou, China 🙌 "I usually never shoot above ISO 800 for night shots but for this shot I chose ISO 3200 for the reason that I needed to capture the colored lights cleanly as they were constantly moving and shifting colors. I found the best exposure was the 1/30 shutter speed to get a good shot of the moving colors." | #SonyAlpha a7R II | 16-35mm F2.8 GM | F2.8 | 1/30 sec | ISO 3200 | #BeAlpha

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A series of images captured by photographer @albertdrosphotography using the #SonyAlpha a7R III to get you in the spirit of Fall. Swipe to see them all and share below on which one is your favorite 🍁 🍁 🍁 #BeAlpha

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sonyalpha. ANNOUNCEMENT: Introducing the all-new #SonyAlpha a9 II where unrivaled

ANNOUNCEMENT: Introducing the all-new #SonyAlpha a9 II where unrivaled speed meets the industry's top functionality to match the needs of sports and photojournalism pros. The new Alpha 9 II builds on the legacy of the first generation a9 by maintaining groundbreaking speed performance, including blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 FPS with Auto Focus and Auto Exposure tracking at 60 calculations per second. Updates to this second generation include significantly enhanced connectivity and file delivery, continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, and evolved AF performance with newly optimized algorithms, re-designed build to enhance durability and operability. Be sure to check out our story and LINK IN BIO to learn all the details!🔥 • • “The voice of our customers is absolutely critical to Sony – we are always listening. The Alpha 9 II is the direct result of our work with agency, sports and news photographers since the launch of the original Alpha 9. We have added connectivity and network capabilities that drastically improve the professional workflow, while also making enhancements to design, interface and processing power that complete the user experience. Complemented by our extremely versatile E-mount system – with 55 native lenses introduced at this point including super-telephoto 600mm and 400mm G Master series lenses – this new camera is a tool unlike any other for professionals, whether in the field or on the field.” - Neal Manowitz, deputy president for Imaging Products and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics

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