All posts by Alina Oswald

Alina Oswald is a writer and photographer documenting the AIDS pandemic and the LGBTQ+ community. She's often invited on panel discussions to talk about HIV and AIDS, photography, women in photography and the arts, and women empowerment, and also nature and the environment. Her photography work has been part of various NYC shows, including at Leslie-Lohman Museum, Visual AIDS, Soho Photo Gallery and La Vie Galerie. Alina Oswald is Arts Editor at A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine, NYIP photography instructor, and the author of JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of AIDS. Contact her online at alinaoswald.com

In-Studio Self-Portraits with the Bokeh Master

In-studio self-portraits with Sigma 105mm f/1.4.

Diagonal Lines in Photography

Examples of using diagonal lines in photography.

No Boundaries with the Bokeh Master

Photographing Ron B's show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal with several Nikon lenses and the Sigma 105mm f/1.4

Testing, Testing: Sigma, Nikon and Tamron

Testing photography gear. Photographing the same subject using different lenses.

Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston

Light, Vision and Story – A Post about Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston I mentioned photographer Kurt Weston , one of my first mentors, in a previous post. Here, I’d like to talk more about his amazing photography work. Kurt Weston is a photographer based in Orange County, California. I became aware of his work back ...

How and Why I Became a Nikon Photographer

How and Why I Became a Nikon Photographer Let’s take a walk down memory lane…. In 2008 I was just about done editing my early drafts of Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of award-winning, legally blind Nikon photographer Kurt Weston. While I still had Weston’s story fresh in my mind, I decided to get more ...

Testing, Testing with Sigma 105mm f/1.4 ART

Testing the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon. Product photography.