What’s in a Name

What's in a Name: How and why you should title your artwork There are few, if any, books or articles called Untitled. On the other hand, though, there are plenty of untitled visual art pieces. This reminds me of the words a seasoned photographer once said. To paraphrase: sometimes, leaving your images untitled is as ...

©Alina Oswald

On Aerial Photography

My Thoughts on Aerial Photography   In last week's post I mentioned photographing projects related to luxury air travel, an extravagant, elegant way one might choose to travel. In today's post I'd like to talk about another kind of air excursion--that is, a more affordable one, involving no doors, motion sickness, and breathtaking views that ...

Luxury Travel and Other Photo Projects

Working on Luxury Travel (and Similar) Photography Projects   As a photographer, I usually cover portraits and editorials. Sometimes I work with other artists, covering the photography or photo editing and retouching side of a much bigger and more complex project. Some other times I get to photograph engagements and weddings. And every once in ...

Boat reaching the shore.

On Finding Your Audience

Thoughts on finding your audience as an artist Last week I wrote about finding your artist's voice. This week, I'd like to touch on the importance of finding your audience, as an artist, and why I think it's important to find and have an audience. I believe that finding your voice, as an artist, helps ...

Haze. Sunrise over Manhattan. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Finding Your Artist Voice

How and Why to Find Your Artist's Voice   "You take all your emotions! All your anger, all your love, all your hate! And push it way down here into the pit of your stomach! And then let it explode, like a reactor! Pow!" says Subway Ghost character, played by Vincent Schiavelli (1948 - 2005) ...

Sunrise over Manhattan. Lensbaby Photography by Alina Oswald.

Lensbaby Photography

Thoughts on lensbaby photography: what's a lensbaby, how can one use it, what can one photograph with it

Through My Lens: Women and Their (Our) Legacy

Celebrating the Women in My Life on International Women's Day and Every Other Day Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women's Day. When I was a kid, I used to associate this day with (I guess International) Mother's Day. That's because my mom, and also my granny were the most important women in my life at ...

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