Did You Know…

Did You Know…

Alina Oswald Photography Services. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. DID YOU KNOW:That I offer photography and photo editing services to small businesses and business professionals? That I offer one-on-one virtual photography classes and photo tutoring sessions, as well as image evaluation and photo portfolio review? Check it out and feel free to contact me with [...]

Minimalist Photography

Minimalist Photography

During this coronavirus pandemic I've spent months organizing and reorganizing pretty much everything around the house, a la Marie Kondo. I've also become interested in minimalist living (not the extreme kind) and, in the process, realized that I've always been a minimalist to a certain degree. Recently, I've also discovered that there is such a [...]

…And Other “Action” Imagery

…And Other “Action” Imagery

Photographing people "in action" In a previous post, a few weeks ago, I mentioned "calm imagery." Today, let's look at "action imagery" and not just any kind of action imagery. Let me explain.... When we think of "action shots" or "action photography" usually the images that come to mind might show bikers jumping off cliffs, [...]

On Organizing Image Files

On Organizing Image Files

Organizing image files is something that we don't really do on a daily basis, yet something that, as photographers, we've done over the years, on a more or less consistent basis. Chances are that, over time, our way of thinking about how best to organize image files and folders has also changed. Hence, every once [...]

Under the Covid-19 Dome

Under the Covid-19 Dome

The story behind the image Today I'd like to share with you the story of an image I made last summer, during the Covid-19 quarantine. It's an image I called "Under the Covid-19 Dome" and one that was included in The Pandemic Archive Project. So, here it goes: I was out on the balcony, sipping [...]

Creative Photography Ideas for the Holidays

Creative Photography Ideas for the Holidays

Holiday Lights Bokeh as Foreground, Background or Subject 'Tis the season yet, again, this year, and although I'm never in the holiday spirit, especially this Covid-19 year, this past weekend I did my part in putting up decorations and lights. Then, looking at the lights through my lens, I discovered the many stories that they're [...]

Angel in Central Park

Angel in Central Park

The story of a black-and-white Lensbaby photograph on World AIDS Day 2020 Angels in America has been a source of inspiration for many artists, in particular those capturing the AIDS pandemic of the eighties. The Bethesda angel is a symbolic figure at the center of Tony Kushner’s play, and, itself, a source of inspiration. Known [...]

Panoramas

Panoramas

A few thoughts on panoramic images For those interested in photography, October is known for the PHOTOPLUS Expo taking place at the Javits Center in New York City, during the last weekend of the month. This year, because of Covid, the event will be a virtual one. (check out the website for updates) When I [...]

Learning Through Photographs

Learning Through Photographs

Images as Sources of Information A picture is worth a thousand words, and much, much more. An image doesn't only tell a story, visually, but it can also be also a fountain of information. It helps us learn more about photography, for example, how to interpret an image or "read" the visual story it tells. [...]