East Coast, West Coast….After rocking Brooklyn (see below), the #bealpha roadshow is in San Francisco this weekend.
RSVP for a spot. And, read my recap from Brooklyn here.
In case you missed it
In celebration of World Photography Day and the launch of the new Be Alpha campaign, Sony brought members of the photography community together for an exciting opportunity to shoot, learn and collaborate. With a creative space set up in Brooklyn and a private Hudson River boat tour, Sony Artisans, Alpha Collective members and other Sony shooters explored what it means to “Be Alpha.” Check out some of the great captures from the event and get involved by sharing your own “Be Alpha” content on social media with the tag #BeAlpha.
The highlight for me was just hanging out with world-famous photographers and the community of Sony shooters.
There was no pretense. Just shooting and talking.
Also, meeting fellow creatives like Nicole Sadiee the author of If Only My Eyes Could Speak, a book of heart-felt poems and letters.
As I learned, it’s an important book regarding the struggles of a young black girl growing up in a broken home. It was made to represent the mistreatment and misinterpretation of adolescents who are forced to grow in toxic environments. She wrote it to
Show young black girls the right path because everyone is always telling young black girls what they can’t do.
Impressed by her composure on set, I looked her up, and learned there’s much more going on with the girl behind the freckles. I feel lucky to have met her and taken that photo.
JNSilva took her photo too….
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– a sense of belonging – the power of community was palpable yesterday as we celebrated #worldphotographyday in a creative wonderland, all thanks to @sonyalpha. there were sets, models, photowalks, and some truly enlightening keynote speakers, but my favorite part was experiencing it all with so many fellow creatives. at these events I always end up socializing and catching up more than anything, but I did manage to sneak a quick shoot in with the amazing @nicolesadiee — here are two of my favorite portraits from our time together. #BeAlpha || #alphacollective (shot on Sony A7RIII, 35mm 1.4)
I suggest you follow here, Silva too, and get yourself to a Sony event near you. No other brand is hosting an event like this for photographers.…