Category: Hawaii

Hang Loose (like a mongoose). Hawaii handshake and touch-free handshake. Hand self-portraits in black and white. ©Alina Oswald.

Hand Portraits – Revisited

On the Renewed Significance and Symbolism of Photographing Hands--Hand Portraits and Gestures--in a Time of Covid-19 Months ago I started working on a new hand portrait series. At the time, I had more of an activism purpose in mind for this particular body of work. But then Covid-19 happened and it slightly started to reshape ...

Photography and Mood – II

Photography and Mood. Fun in Hawaii.

Cloud patterns from above. B&W aerial photography by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Photographing from the Air

Photographing from the Air A Few Pros and Cons of Different Types of Aerial Photography I've mentioned aerial photography in one of my previous posts. In this post, though, let's consider different types of aerial photography, their pros and cons. Aerial photography means photography taken from the air, obviously. Many photographers find aerial photography interesting ...

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

How I Got That Shot – Lava Faces

How I Got That Shot? Photographing Lava Faces Now that Pele is busy reshaping Hawaii Island, I found myself revisiting a few images of live lava I took years ago, while on the island, in Hawaii Volcano National Park, capturing the many forms and shapes live lava takes while on its way to the ocean. ...

Photographing Summer

Photographing Summer Here in the US, Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of summer. Summer is my favorite season. It symbolizes, among others, beautiful weather, nice temperatures, maybe even time to relax, to travel or go on an adventure, or carefree days.... We also tend to capture summer or, better said, our summer adventures, ...

On Travel Photography

Tips on travel photography and traveling light.

Rainbow Over Manhattan.

Photographing Rainbows

Photographing Rainbows Some say that rainbows are symbols of hope. I tend to believe that. I love rainbows. There's something awe-inspiring, breathtaking about them. So, let's take a look at photographing rainbows. What is a rainbow? Without getting too much into the science behind the rainbows, we've learned in school that when white light passes ...