Alpha Universe Report | Photo by Scott Robert Lim

Anyone can snap a people picture, but to truly create a professional portrait, you also have to be a master of light. We’ve rounded up a group of Sony photographers who are using cameras like the Sony Alpha 9 III and Sony Alpha 7R V paired with lenses like the Sony 50mm f/1.2 G MasterSony 85mm f/1.4 G Master and Sony 24-50mm f/2.8 G, to make unique portraits that pop. See how they each utilize light and shadows and find inspiration for your next portrait shoot.

We’ve rounded up a group of photographers who make portraits that pop. See how they each utilize light & find inspiration for your next portrait shoot.

Niah Aldrich – @niahrosephoto

Niah Aldrich is a Sony photographer with a focus on portraiture and bold colors. You can get a great idea of how she runs a shoot in her article, See How Photographer Niah Aldrich Created This Themed Portrait Shoot. We’ve also done an AMA in the past with Niah, and you can catch what you missed in our Alpha Universe Community Forum. She created the images in her post below with the Sony Alpha 7 IVSony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master II and Sony 50mm f/1.2 G Master. We love the colors and lights in the set! See more of the gear she uses in What’s In My Bag: A G Master Prime & Zoom Kit For Max-Color Portraits.

Scott Robert Lim – @scottrobertlim

In Sony Artisan Scott Robert Lim you have an absolute pro at portraiture. He teaches his skills to others, and on his Instagram account you’ll find images and reels posted from many of his workshops. Learn more about how he pairs his Sony flash with the Sony Alpha 9 III to create portraits in Flash Forward: Why This Pro Says The Sony Alpha 9 III Will Change The World For Photographers. You can also learn more about his lighting techniques in Try This Portrait Pro’s Magic Formula For Soft Lighting.

Miguel Quiles – @miguelquilesjr

Sony Artisan and portrait pro Miguel Quiles is always creating unique sets and utilizing new gear to capture dynamic portraits. He created this stunning portrait using the Sony 24-50mm f/2.8 G lens, and we love this use of lighting. Learn more about the lens and see it in action in our article with Quiles – Take A Deep Dive Into The New Sony 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens.

Monica Sigmon – @monicasigmon

Monica Sigmon is another Sony Artisan and a professional portrait photographer with a signature style. She has her own commercial photography and portrait studio @sigmontaylor where she makes iconic portraits that serve as statement pieces, like the image below. She created this beautiful portrait using both window light and constant light, along with her Sony Alpha 7R V and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master II. You can learn more about how she creates these frame-worthy keepsakes in Creating Art Of Black Label Portraiture With Inspiration From The Classics.

Jonas Hafner –

Photographer Jonas Hafner is a landscape, travel and portrait photographer. His portrait photography often includes a unique use of light and shadows, and he typically relies on his combination of the Sony Alpha 7R III and Sony 50mm f/1.2 G Master (like in the portraits below.) Learn more about the gear he uses and see more of his work in What’s In My Bag: A Fully-Loaded Kit For Creative Portraiture.

Efrain – @efraingphoto

Efrain Guzman is a NYC-based photographer who primarily shoots fashion and portraits. He created this portrait set using his Sony Alpha 7 III and Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master – we love the soft lighting that makes the image glow. He has many other unique portraits on his account, so give him a follow to see more.

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