Category: activism

Identity in b&w. WAD2007. Photo by Alina Oswald.

How I Got That Shot: Identity

Identity. WAD 2007. And Also how I met celebrity host, actor and advocate, Ron B.

LGBTQ+ History Month: Photographing Activists

Photographing activists. Stories of activism told in words and images.

eyes and eyeglasses. photo by Alina Oswald.

On Photographing People who Wear Eyeglasses

How to photograph people who're wearing glasses.

Photographing JC Pride

Photographing Jersey City Pride June might be Pride Month, but August is Jersey Pride Month. Usually, Jersey City Pride Fest(ival) falls on the last weekend of August. JC Pride celebrations start with raising the flag, and continue throughout the month of August, leading to JC Pride Fest. JC Pride: Rainbow flag and American flag at ...

Fog Silhouettes. Photo by Alina Oswald.

The Decisive Moment

How to Capture the Decisive Moment in Portrait Photography We've heard about Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment, right? But the question is, how do we capture that moment when photographing people? The key word is patience. As photographers, we need to have patience. Watch and wait and be ready to take (make) the shot. ...

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

Photographing People with the Bokehmaster

Photographing people with the Sigma 105mm ART and not only at f/1.4 It's been a long while since I've posted updates on my photographing with the bokehmaster. So, in this post I'd like to share a few thoughts on photographing people with the Sigma 105mm ART, in- and outside the studio. A few things I've ...

On B&W Photography

Seeing in Black and White "Throughout the years, many photographers have embraced black-and-white to tell some of the most intense, intriguing, powerful and memorable stories," I wrote in an article about photographer's Bill Bytsura's new book, The AIDS Activist Project. "[...] Award-winning photographer and AIDS activist Kurt Weston [A&U, November, 2005] says black-and-white offers his ...