Category: freelance

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 ...

On Choosing Your Photo Gear

On Choosing Your Photo and Lighting Gear, and More   When it comes to photo gear, there are plenty of choices out there. Sky is the limit, as they say…or maybe the limit is how much you can afford or is reasonable for you to spend based on your immediate and near-future photographic needs. I ...

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 ...

Sail Away. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Know When to Say “No”

Know When to Say No to a Project Years ago, when I was still trying to figure out my life as a freelancer, the advice was to never so no, to take on any and every project possible, paid and most of the time unpaid. The idea behind this advice was, I guess, to build ...

Hawaii Clouds. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Thoughts on Dealing with Low-Paying Clients

How to Deal with Low- (and often late-) Paying Clients We’ve been there, starting out by working for no-paying clients, and then picking up a few low-paying jobs from low-paying clients and feeling good about ourselves because we actually make some money. That’s all good, but it’s also good to be aware! In general, low-paying ...

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Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Alina Oswald. I am a  writer, photographer, author of JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of an award-winning, legally blind photographer, and also Arts Editor of Art & Understanding Magazine and member of Professional Women Photographers and Infinity Photographic Society in New York City. I provide writing/editing, and online ...