Category: freelance

Tribute in Light…in Images

"Tribute in Light" Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights and other related events and memorials, on September 11 and year 'round.

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. ...

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 ...

Haze. Sunrise over Manhattan. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

A Visual Interpretation of Summer

Summer: A Visual Interpretation Have I mentioned that I love summer? I do! I love the sizzling summer days. Long, sometimes lonely, and lazy, they always seem to begin and end with glorious golden hour light. Yet, summertime has been a busy time of the year for me, thankfully. This particular summer, though, this year ...

Lonely pier on Atlantic City beach. B&W photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

How I Got That Shot: Beach Photo Shoots

How I got that shot: photographing on the beach

4th of July Fireworks 2019

Summer Highlights

My Summer (so far) Summer is my favorite season, but this summer season has been different, for many reasons. For now let’s look at the brighter side: photographed Brooklyn Pride, the only twilight Pride in the city Attended the launch party of What Is 21st Century Liberation broasheet, event hosted by Visual AIDS Artist, activist ...

Heartshape fireworks. Photo by Alina Oswald.