Month: January 2018

On Photographing the Lunar Eclipse and the Blue, Blood Moon

A few images from this morning, capturing the super, blue, blood moon and the lunar eclipse as seen from NYC area Blue Moon. Blood Moon. Super Moon. Lunar Eclipse. One of these events that happen only once every…150 years, I believe they said. So, of course, I prepared whatever gear I had to photograph the ...

On Photographing the Moon and the Lunar Eclipse

On Photographing the Moon and the Lunar Eclipse Not everybody can fly to the moon, but tomorrow, many will be able to witness, weather permitting, not only a total lunar eclipse, but also a blood moon, a blue moon, and a supermoon. Here are a few ideas on photographing the moon and/or the lunar eclipse: ...

Fog over Mississippi, NOLA. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Lessons Learned

Learning from Mistakes and Unfortunate Situations No matter how much we try to avoid them, we all make them–mistakes, that is. No matter how experienced we are–in life, that is–sometimes we can still find ourselves in unexpected, unpleasant situations, mostly when we consider ourselves among friends and have our guard down or at least lowered. ...

Photographing Winter

Winter – Painting White with Light Snapshots from the Bomb Cyclone of 2018 and Other Winter Images Winter is not my favorite season. Temperatures are low. Days are short. Summer is nowhere in sight. But oftentimes the worst possible weather conditions offer the best chance to capture some interesting shots. I’ve photographed blizzards throughout the ...

Editing Your Photography Work

After the Shoot – Notes on Editing Your Work What happens after the photo shoot? Editing happens. Photo editing, as well as retouching (or at least some retouching, if necessary and depending on the subject that we photograph). Editing takes time, patience, and lots of attention to details. Editing, sometimes your entire post-production workflow, is ...

Real estate photography by Alina Oswald.

Real Estate Photography

Real Estate Photography Every once in a while, I get to work with real estate agents and interior designers, capturing their portraits and headshots, and also interiors and exteriors of buildings, or even creating artist renderings for building renovation projects. Here are a few examples:   I’ve also photographed industrial spaces: As well as details: ...

Fireworks. Photo by Alina Oswald.

New Year’s Resolutions

Designing a Family Album and Other New Year’s Resolutions   Happy New Year! May 2018 be kind and more gentle, perhaps. Hope that it will inspire us to be “more good” (to borrow from the movie Angels in America) and to create powerful work. Now that New Year’s Day is behind us, I have a ...