Category: blog

blog

Preserving Memories

Preserving Memories – The Case of the Katyn Memorial As photographers–or writers or creatives, in general–we get to capture moments, preserve memories. For those familiar with the Katyn memorial in Jersey City, the memorial, itself, might soon become a memory. If you haven’t seen the Katyn memorial on the waterfront, in Jersey City, you should…and ...

On the Importance of Connecting with the Story

Choosing and Connecting with the Stories We Cover “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” the saying goes, and that’s pretty much what my dad told me, when I was very young. At the time, I didn’t quite understand what he was trying to say to me. That happened ...

Aerial photography of smoking lava fields of Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Seeing in a New Light

Seeing in a new light and from a different angle Considering Different Vantage Points for Your Photography or How to photograph familiars subject in a new way Oftentimes we get to photograph very familiar subjects, for example, cars on the road, flowers (I don’t really photograph flowers, but many people do), well-known places, monuments and ...

International Workers’ Day

International Workers Day First of May is International Workers’ Day also known as May Day or “Labor Day” how those outside the U.S. call it. Today, I can’t help but think of those who’ve come before us, fought and sacrificed for future generations to have a better life. Come to think of it, I went ...

Manhattan Skyline. Pinhole photography by Alina Oswald

World Pinhole Photography Day

World Pinhole Photography Day Several years ago I became part of a photo society here, in NYC. My first assignment was pinhole photography. I believe my first image to get a few people’s attention was a pinhole image I called “Bed of Tulips.” Some might be familiar with that image and the story behind it. ...

Photographic Perspectives

Vantage Points in Photography Using tight and wide shots to tell a visual story In a way, the concept of photographing from a particular vantage point is similar to writing from a particular point of view (POV). Both vantage point (or angle) and point of view define the perspective from which we tell the story, ...

Hands of Katyn Soldier statue. Photo by Alina Oswald.

On Photographing Hands

Posing and Photographing Hands   When photographing people, we often focus on facial expressions, eyes, and so on. We don’t have to worry about hands when we capture headshots (portraits showing only the head and the shoulders of a person), but if we show more than the head and shoulders, we have to include hands. ...

Photojournalism

Covering news, events and happenings Shuttle Enterprise Photographing Hurricane Sandy   Photographing Winter Blizzards in NYC Area Ceremonies surrounding the death of late Polish president, April 2010: 9/11 Tribute Lights and Ceremonies in NYC Area: Silence = Death 30th Anniversary at the Leslie Lohman museum of art. Also, read the article published in A&U Magazine–America’s ...

On Travel Photography

Tips on travel photography and traveling light.

Cropping for Print

Cropping Your Images for Print Recently a friend of mine reminded me of print images and cropping images to fit in the frames available for purchase. And that kind of made me think about photographing and cropping for print–that is, with a printed image in mind as a final product. I’m the first to admit ...

%d bloggers like this: