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Writer-Photographer Collaborations

Things to Consider When Working with Other Creatives As many of you might know, I am a writer and photographer. Hence, I often work with other writers and photographers. Sometimes I do get to photograph and interview someone for a magazine article. Other times, I team up with another photographer or writer, each doing his ...

No Boundaries - Group Shot. Photo by Alina Oswald.

On the Set: Photographing Shows and Performances

On the Set of Ron B's Show, No Boundaries: Up Close and Personal The other day I found myself, yet again, at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), on the set of No Boundaries: Up Close and Personal, a show hosted by no other than actor, activist and Tina Turner impersonator, Ron B [Ron B. appeared, ...

Slow motion live lava backlights a tree branch. Volcano National Park. Big Island of Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing Lava

A Few Notes on Lava Photography Lately, Pele, the goddess of fire, has been showing itself to us in all its fiery glory. Hence, those usually photographing and/or reporting on lava flow on a regular basis have been quite busy, and (I guess) excited. But what about the rest of us, those of us interested ...

Manhattan Skyline. Pinhole photography by Alina Oswald

Pinhole Photography

On Pinhole Photography   In April many photographers celebrate World Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) by taking, you guessed, pinhole photographs. WPPD falls on the last Sunday of April. This year, WPPD falls on April 30, 2017, only a few days away. I first learned about pinhole photography and WPPD a few years ago, at B&H. ...

Lensbaby Velvet Photography

Photographing with a Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Macro Lens   In a previous Lensbaby Photography I talked about my experience photographing with a Lensbaby Composer. I've had the Lensbaby Composer for several years. Recently, I had the chance to test out a newer Lensbaby model. That is, the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6. First impressions: This ...

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 ...

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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 ...