Category: Event Photography

blogs and pages about event photography

Performing artist and LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS advocate, Cody Bondra, and actor and LGBTQ advocate Ron B, performing on Ron B's show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal, at MNN, in NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing Performing Artists

Over the years I’ve interviewed and photographed many performing artists in studio and on the set. They are actors, musicians, advocates, and inspiring people. Here are a few examples: Ron B’s show, No Boundaries-Up Close and Personal: Music Performances Performing artists Lovari at JC Pride: Others: Other performances include photographing actor and comedian Steve Hayes ...

Photographing Something Different – Resilient JC

On Covering Stories I Don’t Usually Cover I usually photograph (and write about) the HIV and AIDS community and the LGBTQ community, and often photograph ad campaigns for small businesses and nonprofits, again, mostly related to HIV or LGBTQ, and also fitness and such. And so, when I ended up using my photography to help ...

9/11 Tribute Lights

Tribute in Light: September 11, 2017

Tribute in Light Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights   Each year, on September 11, I go out to photograph the ceremonies and Tribute Lights. Every chance I get, throughout the entire year, I try to photograph stories and events related to 9/11. In my previous blog post, shared a few images and ideas of how ...

Rain over 9/11/2009 Tribute Lights. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights

September 11 Tribute in Light and Related Photography (from someone who’s been photographing them for almost 15 years) Ever since I moved to New York City area, I’ve been photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights and September 11 memorials on September 11 of each year and around the year. I’ll post a few images on my ...

When All You Have Is an iPhone

What to do when you unexpectedly end up photographing performances and shows with your smartphone   This past Sunday I went to see Steve Hayes perform Now That I Mention It at Pangea, in New York City. I had interviewed and photographed the award-winning comedian and actor for A&U Magazine, and I was looking forward ...

Photographing HIV-inspired Art in NYC

Documenting June: Photographing HIV/AIDS-related events, capturing history in the making Not all events are created equal. Some are more interesting than others. In order to be able to capture events in the best way possible (either in writing or light), we need to find a way to best connect with our subject and the story ...

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, ...

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, ...

Urban Animals

“Urban Animals Television Series Celebrated National Launch with Pet and Fashion Filled Gala,” announced the press release. The event brought together fashion and fitness celebrities, and animal lovers.  Among those attending the D Pet Hotel event–Tony Sawicki, Urban Animals show producer and host, and fitness model Clint Kukla and his Alaskan Malamute, Balto. Co-producer and ...

Ron B gives the opening remarks at the Celebration of LGBT Pride, at City Hall, NYC

Celebration of Pride at NYC City Hall

June 8, 2016: I find myself in New York City, waiting in line to get inside the City Hall, to cover the Celebration of LGBT Pride event as a guest of Ron B’s, SAG-AFTRA member and celebrity host. While waiting for the event to start, I bumped into many friends and individuals I’ve known and ...