Happy Hawaii Statehood Day!

Happy Hawaii Statehood Day!

Each year, Hawaii Statehood Day falls on the third Friday in August. Hence, this year, Hawaii Statehood Day or Admission Day is August 20, 2021. Here are a few images from the Aloha State: Aerial photography of smoking volcano. Big Island of Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald. Award-winning image of juried contest. SoHo Photo NYC [...]

Calm Imagery

Calm Imagery

Lately, I've noticed terms like "calm images" or "calming photography" or popping up in online searches. I think it makes sense, based on the rollercoaster so many of us have been through this the past year...years, actually. Hence, there's no surprise that we seek creative work that's more soothing and calming for the mind, body, [...]

How to Talk About Your Images

How to Talk About Your Images

Should you and (if yes) how to talk about your images, your creative work? The other day Facebook "reminded" me of a picture from a couple years ago, showing yours truly with her artwork at a gallery opening. Looking at it through the present Covid-19 lens, the image appeared to speak of a time long [...]

Photographing Hawaii

Photographing Hawaii

Today, August 4, is President Obama's birthday. Since he's a Hawaiian native, and also since August 21, only a few weeks from today, is Hawaii Statehood Day, here are a few images from the majestic, mesmerizing Aloha land, the land of rainbows: Leap of Faith: Leap of Faith. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.Leap [...]

Hand Portraits – Revisited

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 [...]

Photographing from the Air

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 [...]

How I Got That Shot – Lava Faces

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

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, [...]