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Introduction: Matt Zuro - Wildlife and Sports Photographer

Mover & Shaker

Hi all! Found this forum a few weeks ago and now that I have a little bit of free time on my hands, I thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Matthew Zuro and I'm a sports and wildlife photographer based out of Chicago, Illinois. Mainly shoot for the Chicago Dogs in Rosemont, IL during the summer and fill-in whenever a friend needs some help for an event in the off-season. Otherwise, I'm basically out daily exploring the Great Lakes looking for any avian creature to photograph. It'd be awesome to eventually work with Sony in some way possible in the future, maybe as an Artisan. 👀

I bounce between gear quite often, but always have at least one Alpha 1 (Alpha1) in the rotation, along with a couple staple lenses like the FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (SEL400F28GM) and FE 600mm F4 GM (SEL600F40GM). Recently, I have taken quite the liking to the FE 50mm F1.2 GM (SEL50F12GM) and plan on making that a permanent keeper with the teleprimes... it's just too good! Planning to add the RV to the arsenal here soon, just need some Adobe support before I pull the trigger.

First impressions so far, I'm quite surprised as the lack of bird imagery on this forum as Facebook is completely loaded with Sony shooters and birds! Maybe I can be the change.. 

I look forward to posting and seeing additional posts from current and new members in the coming months. If you're at all curious, you can find me on Instagram at @Zurotography.

Snowy OwlSnowy OwlEastern Screech OwlEastern Screech OwlGreat Gray OwlGreat Gray OwlNorthern Saw-whet OwlNorthern Saw-whet OwlShort-eared OwlShort-eared OwlNorthern Hawk OwlNorthern Hawk Owl


Leading Creator

Thanks for posting some bird photos!! Love the owls - beautifully captured and great compositions!

Gotta spread the bird joy! 😂 I appreciate it!! 

Prime Creator

Beautiful work! Owls are always tough to find or at least hard to find and get quality photos. The a1 and the 600mm are definitely my go-to for wildlife. Amazing combo! 

If you ever find yourself in the Tampa, FL area let me know. There are some great bird photography spots around here. 

Thanks, Matt! I love the A1+600 combo to death. It has seen some things over the time of ownership! 😄

I appreciate the help! I might be down there at some point this spring, unsure of where we want to trip yet. Texas, Arizona, Florida, who knows. 🤯 I know Fort De Soto is wild down there!