Category: freelance

In-Studio Self-Portraits with the Bokeh Master

In-studio self-portraits with Sigma 105mm f/1.4.

Helicopter in the Sky. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Why Freelancers Should Not Work for Free

Ten reasons why freelancers/creatives/content creators should not give away their work for free As freelancers, as content creators we’re often asked to work for “credit,” “exposure” or just plainly asked to work for free. This could be considered a “reasonable” request for a very limited time, when freelancers are just starting out and in need ...

On Working for Free and Other Expectations

On the expectation of working for free as a creative Here, in the U.S., because of the recent government shutdown, many government employees ended up having to work for free or for the promise that they would get paid, eventually. This outraged many people, and for good reason. I believe that many in the creative ...

Super blood wolf moon - total lunar eclipse in JC. Photo by Alina Oswald.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon

Photographing the Super Blood Wolf Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse of January 2019 in NYC Area I’ll start with a question. Why do (total) lunar eclipses always have to take place on the coldest nights of the year? Last one I photographed happened on the night of winter solstice 2010. And I froze then, as ...

Pano view of NYC silhouetted by sunrise light. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

2019 Resolutions

My New Year’s Resolutions First of all, I wish you all a wonderful New Year and hope that 2019 will be a good year for all of us. Also, many thank you for reading this blog. I truly appreciate it! New Year’s resolutions are like “droplets of hope” at the start of a new chapter ...

2018 – Highlights

Looking Back at My 2018 As the year draws to an end, I’d like to share with you a few of what I consider my highlights of this year. Interviewing and photographing the amazing artist, author and activist Avram Finkelstein for A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine. Photographing the blood supermoon lunar eclipse: Reconnecting with the Orange ...

World AIDS Day 1988-2018

World AIDS Day: 1988 – 2018 Today is World AIDS Day. Founded day thirty years ago, on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day is a day when we look back at the history of the pandemic, remember those we’ve past, celebrate the lives of those living with the virus–long-term as well as newly-diagnosed–and take a ...