On Working for Free and Other Expectations

On the expectation of working for free as a creative Here, in the U.S., because of the recent government shutdown, many government employees ended up having to work for free or for the promise that they would get paid, eventually. This outraged many people, and for good reason. I believe that many in the creative ...

Super blood wolf moon - total lunar eclipse in JC. Photo by Alina Oswald.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon

Photographing the Super Blood Wolf Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse of January 2019 in NYC Area I’ll start with a question. Why do (total) lunar eclipses always have to take place on the coldest nights of the year? Last one I photographed happened on the night of winter solstice 2010. And I froze then, as ...

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon on tripod. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon – First Impressions My very first prime lens was a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, but, as a portrait photographer I’ve always wanted a prime f/1.4 lens. And so this past year, I spent months researching, considering and reconsidering my options. While there’re several prime f/1.4 lenses ideal for portrait photography, ...

Pano view of NYC silhouetted by sunrise light. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

2019 Resolutions

My New Year’s Resolutions First of all, I wish you all a wonderful New Year and hope that 2019 will be a good year for all of us. Also, many thank you for reading this blog. I truly appreciate it! New Year’s resolutions are like “droplets of hope” at the start of a new chapter ...

Fireworks. A Closer Look. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Happy New Year! ABBA’s song is playing in my ear. May 2019 be a good year. Christmas Deco 2018. Sigma 105mm Test Shoot. Photos by Alina Oswald. May it bring health and happiness. Holiday Season 2018. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. Success and dreams come true Fireworks reflections. Photo by ...

Remember: One More Look at Kurt Weston’s AIDS Retrospective Photographs

Remember: An AIDS Memorial Retrospective – 12/1/18 – 12/29/18 One More Look at Some of Kurt Weston’s AIDS Retrospective Photographs This weekend, on December 29, Kurt Weston’s photography show, Remember: An AIDS Memorial Retrospective comes to an end. That means, there is still time to stop by the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and ...

Christmas in NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Merry Christmas!

A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It’s Christmas Day, and so I wish you all who celebrate a very Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays, too. Frohe Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël Feliz natal! and Feliz Navidad! Craciun Fericit! Buon Natale! Mele Kalikimaka!

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