Month: March 2018

Watermarks

On Designing Watermarks to Further Define Our Artist Voice To watermark or not to watermark? That is the question. My personal rule of thumb is: – usually, if I post the image on social media or blogs, I do add a watermark – if the image is for a client or publication, of course, I ...

Tulip. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing Spring

Photographing Spring Spring is finally here! So, what does spring mean to us and how do we capture it in our images? Some of us may associate spring with renewal, rebirth, longer days and warmer temps, a fresh start, nature coming back to life, buds and flowers, green making its way through the blanket of ...

Performing artist and LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS advocate, Cody Bondra, and actor and LGBTQ advocate Ron B, performing on Ron B's show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal, at MNN, in NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing Performing Artists

Over the years I’ve interviewed and photographed many performing artists in studio and on the set. They are actors, musicians, advocates, and inspiring people. Here are a few examples: Ron B’s show, No Boundaries-Up Close and Personal: Music Performances Performing artists Lovari at JC Pride: Others: Other performances include photographing actor and comedian Steve Hayes ...

On Setting Your Photography Rates

Things to consider when setting your photography rates   “How much is that doggy in the window?” I know only the beginning of that song, but what stands out, thinking of it as a creative, is that in the song someone does ask and actually is willing to pay for the dog. When it comes ...

Photographing Women

Photographing Women While I photograph mostly men, every once in a while I get to photograph women portraits, editorials, and fashion. Here are a few examples: As always, thanks for stopping by! Alina Oswald

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! Today some of us celebrate women–our mothers, grandmothers, aunties, cousins, sisters, our role models, teachers, and so on. This year in particular, let’s celebrate those advocating for women’s rights, for human rights. Here are a few of the inspiring women I’ve met along the way. Many of them have been my ...

Older Images – A Source of Inspiration

Finding Inspiration in Revisiting and Re-editing Older Images We’ve all heard of writer’s block, right? But is there such a thing as photographer’s block? Or artist’s block? Well, if that ever happens, try looking through older images. Not only you might rediscover your muse, but you might get a chance to revisit your artist voice, ...