All posts by Alina Oswald

Alina Oswald is a writer and photographer documenting the AIDS pandemic and the LGBTQ+ community. She's often invited to talk about HIV and AIDS, photography, women in photography and the arts, and women empowerment. Her photography work has been featured in NYC shows and galleries, including Fresh Fruit Festival at Leslie-Lohman Museum, Postcards from the Edge at Visual AIDS, photo art shows at Soho Photo Gallery and La Vie Galerie. She is Arts Editor at A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine, NYIP photography instructor, and the author of JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of award-winning, legally blind photographer and AIDS activist, Kurt Weston. Contact her online at alinaoswald.com.

Photography and Mood – II

Photography and Mood. Fun in Hawaii.

Rage. Black-and-white image by Alina Oswald.

Photography and Mood – I

Expressing rage in photography, in nature photography in particular.

Bauhaus Centennial

Bauhaus centennial and a look at 100 years of Bauhaus history and Bauhaus photography movement.

Smoking Lava Fields. Aerial photography by Alina Oswald.

What Do You Photograph? And Why?

What do you photograph, and why?

Framing in Photography

Framing in photography. Using framing devices as compositional elements in photography.

Converging Lines in Photography

Using Converging Lines in Photography In a previous post I mentioned using diagonal lines in images. Now let’s look at converging lines. Converging lines guide our eyes and help us focus on the subject. They also enhance image depth. Here are a few examples. Below there’s an image of a wedding venue. The rows of ...

In-Studio Self-Portraits with the Bokeh Master

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