Dos & Don’ts

Dos & Don’ts

...of freelance-client relationships Ah, the small things in life.... This past weekend I read a book just to give my mind a break, no strings attached. I needed it for my sanity, and it allowed me the time to rethink my to-do and to-don't lists for the near and not-so-near future. That, in turn, helped [...]

More Learning from Photographers

More Learning from Photographers

...the story behind my obsession with (photographing) the VFT carnivore plant Here's an excerpt from my book, JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of award-winning, legally blind photographer Kurt Weston: In 1993, Kurt Weston founded SWAN--Surviving With AIDS Network--a grassroots group that offered those living with HIV a safe place to be, socialize, and share their [...]

“I’m Still Standing”

“I’m Still Standing”

...at least for now https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ6lXYdjMzh/ ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. This #tbt image shows a fireworks display turning into a wave of thick, dark smoke about to engulf Lady Liberty. Yet, she's still standing, facing the threat head on. Her torch, while seemingly insignificant next to the wave, reminds of a flicker of hope showing [...]

Did You Know…

Did You Know…

Alina Oswald Photography Services. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. DID YOU KNOW:That I offer photography and photo editing services to small businesses and business professionals? That I offer one-on-one virtual photography classes and photo tutoring sessions, as well as image evaluation and photo portfolio review? Check it out and feel free to contact me with [...]

Photographing Fireworks

Photographing Fireworks

Here, in the U.S., this past weekend we celebrated Independence Day. This year we could gather outside again to ooh and aah at the magnificent fireworks display over the New York City area. There were lots of people, as you can see in the images posted below, hence, I did wear a mask at all [...]

Pride Month. Strawberry Moon. More Life.

Pride Month. Strawberry Moon. More Life.

Summer is my favorite season. June is almost over, and what a busy, hectic month it has been! Freedom Tower Antenna in Rainbow Colors for NYC Pride 2021. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. So much happening, especially in this past (and last week of June): Pride Day fell on the same day as National HIV [...]

Photographing Pride in Color and B&W

Photographing Pride in Color and B&W

It's Pride Week this week. While there will still be many virtual-only events, this year, NYC and NJ will also be holding some of their Pride events in person--such as, NYC Pride Fest in the Village, as well as other events across the Garden State (New Jersey). Here are a few images from last year's [...]

Photographing the 2021 Partial Solar Eclipse

Photographing the 2021 Partial Solar Eclipse

There was a solar eclipse a few days ago, on June 10, 2021, to be precise. It happened at sunrise, and we could only witness it as a partial solar eclipse, partially obscured by the clouds. Yet, that allowed me to photograph the eclipse without using any special filter. I do not own any ND [...]

Photographing Pride

Photographing Pride

It's June, it's summer, and it's Pride Month. As I've covered and photographed Pride-related events for years, and have always found the experience uplifting, inspiring, and exciting. Last year, because of the pandemic, there were only virtual Pride events. This year, though, small Pride festivals and events are happening live, in person, again. If you're [...]