Photographing Pets

Dog and Cat Photography I usually photograph portraits, mostly men, editorials, and engagements and weddings. Every once in a while, I get to photograph pets, by themselves or with their owners, for business and for fun. I love animals, dogs in particular. Photographing pets can be fun. It usually puts me in a good mood--I ...

Into the Sunset. Lensbaby Photography by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

What Doesn’t Kill You…and Other 2017 Resolutions

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, or so they say. I haven't been sick in decades, but I did get sick right before Thanksgiving and, while it hasn't killed me (yet), I'm still struggling to completely get rid of it, this nasty, lingering...thing that has taken over my existence for over a month now. ...

My 12 Defining Moments of 2016

When does the final countdown of an year begin? Is it Thanksgiving? Is it the winter holidays? Either way, as this year is coming to an end (they always do, don't day?), I try to take that last look at 2016 and remember it by some of, what I consider, its most remarkable events. So, ...

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25 Years of Art and Understanding

Happy Silver Anniversary A&U! Some of you might know that I'm Arts Editor of A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine, but I've been writing for the publication for almost fifteen years and counting. And along the way, I've got to meet fantastic people, mentors, and discover my passion in life. I'm not kidding! Some might also know ...

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It's the holiday season. Again. I spent this past weekend preparing images for clients--wall photo art, calendars, metal prints and the like. And it got me thinking...the holiday season is, indeed, upon us. I don't usually hit the malls and shopping centers, unless I absolutely have to or there's something to do with photo/lighting gear, ...

Self-Portraits

Photographing One's (Own) Self   Self-portraits can teach us a lot, especially for those of us, portrait and headshot photographers, and not only. Self-portraits help reveal who we are as creatives, and also as individuals. More often than not, photographers feel at home behind the camera. Place them in front of their own lens, and ...

The Small Things – Jewelry (Wedding) Photography and More

Capturing Wedding Details - Photographing Jewelry and Other Details at a Wedding   Photographing weddings provides a good and comprehensive lesson in, well, photography. That's because photographing weddings requires the photographer to be the proverbial Jack of all trades--that  is, to photograph people (in studio as well as on location), events, interiors and also exteriors, ...

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