Month: July 2017

On Choosing the Best Subjects

On the importance of choosing the best possible subject/model for a visual story or photography project Subjects might or might not make or break a story, but they can definitely help us tell the strongest story possible. Choosing the right subject for a particular story–be that a story told in word or a visual story ...

Color vs Black-and-White

Considering converting a color image to black-and-white: the what, when, why, and also how Color or black-and-white? That is the question. So, what is it gonna be? When and why should we consider converting an image, a color image, to black-and-white? Certain visual stories are best told in color, while others in black-and-white. To learn ...

Dress Code for Photographers and Writers

Dress Code for Freelance Writers and Photographers Years ago I used to walk in the Halloween Parade in New York City. I wouldn’t dress up for Halloween. Instead, I’d walk with a friend who always knows how to dress to impress. While he’d put on self-made black-leather wings and leather pants, I’d go as his ...

Holland Tunnel and 4th of July fireworks. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July! Happy Birthday America! I’ve photographed the Fourth of July fireworks in NYC area for several years. Here are a few images:     And here are a few images from across America. Enjoy! Happy Independence Day! NY/NJ: Philly: New Orleans: Grand Canyon: Las Vegas:   Arizona: Hawaii: Here there are more ...