Month: April 2017

Manhattan Skyline. Pinhole photography by Alina Oswald

Pinhole Photography

On Pinhole Photography   In April many photographers celebrate World Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) by taking, you guessed, pinhole photographs. WPPD falls on the last Sunday of April. This year, WPPD falls on April 30, 2017, only a few days away. I first learned about pinhole photography and WPPD a few years ago, at B&H. ...

Lensbaby Velvet Photography

Photographing with a Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Macro Lens   In a previous Lensbaby Photography I talked about my experience photographing with a Lensbaby Composer. I’ve had the Lensbaby Composer for several years. Recently, I had the chance to test out a newer Lensbaby model. That is, the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6. First impressions: This ...

What’s in a Name

What’s in a Name: How and why you should title your artwork There are few, if any, books or articles called Untitled. On the other hand, though, there are plenty of untitled visual art pieces. This reminds me of the words a seasoned photographer once said. To paraphrase: sometimes, leaving your images untitled is as ...

©Alina Oswald

On Aerial Photography

My Thoughts on Aerial Photography   In last week’s post I mentioned photographing projects related to luxury air travel, an extravagant, elegant way one might choose to travel. In today’s post I’d like to talk about another kind of air excursion–that is, a more affordable one, involving no doors, motion sickness, and breathtaking views that ...

Luxury Travel and Other Photo Projects

Working on Luxury Travel (and Similar) Photography Projects   As a photographer, I usually cover portraits and editorials. Sometimes I work with other artists, covering the photography or photo editing and retouching side of a much bigger and more complex project. Some other times I get to photograph engagements and weddings. And every once in ...