Month: August 2017

When All You Have Is an iPhone

What to do when you unexpectedly end up photographing performances and shows with your smartphone   This past Sunday I went to see Steve Hayes perform Now That I Mention It at Pangea, in New York City. I had interviewed and photographed the award-winning comedian and actor for A&U Magazine, and I was looking forward ...

On Photographing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Photographing the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse in NYC area Yesterday, those of us living in NYC area got to watch the solar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse that is, mostly through layers of thin, and at times thick clouds. While I did not appreciate the thick clouds, the thin ones added a certain dramatic ...

On Photographing the Sun and the Moon

Thoughts on photographing the sun, the moon, and everything in between   “I think of space not as the final frontier but as the next frontier. Not as something to be conquered but to be explored,” says a quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson. “Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other ...

Photographing the Environment

Photographing the Environment – Portraits of Mother Nature Capturing Mother Nature at its worst and at its best   The other night I watched the CNN town hall meeting with former Vice President Al Gore. I had watched Al Gore’s first documentary An Inconvenient Truth  (and read the book), and so I couldn’t wait to ...

Sail Away. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Know When to Say “No”

Know When to Say No to a Project Years ago, when I was still trying to figure out my life as a freelancer, the advice was to never so no, to take on any and every project possible, paid and most of the time unpaid. The idea behind this advice was, I guess, to build ...