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Weekend Warriors – Photographing Braking AIDS Ride 2018 Closing Ceremony

Weekend Warriors Working as a team, cheering for friends while attending and covering Braking AIDS Ride 2018 closing ceremony in New York City I’ve always been a fan of Freddy Mercury and Queen, can’t help it. And so, when pondering on this past weekend, “I want to ride my bicycle” and “Friends will be friends” ...

Photographing 9/11 Tribute Lights and Related Events Through the Years

Through the Years: Photographing 9/11 Tribute in Light and Other Related Events Today is September 11. Each year on 9/11 I try to photograph the commemorations, ceremonies and moments of silence, as well as the Tribute Lights. Perhaps commemorating September 11 in images is mainly about photographing the Tribute Lights, if we’re in New York ...

Summer’s End

End of a Season… Here, in the United States, the first Monday in September marks Labor Day holiday and, with it, the end of summer…season. Once September starts settling in, slowly, but surely, days become shorter and grayer, temps lower. Nature starts to decompose, one dry leaf at a time, but not before showing off ...

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. ...

How to Deal with High-Maintenance Subjects

Dealing with difficult, high-maintenance (human) subjects, as a photographer It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a blue moon, I end up having to deal with a difficult, high-maintenance client or (human) subject with a prima-donna attitude. There’s no way to avoid that, especially when photographing these subjects for a client; hence, there’s no ...

Backbone

Backbone – On the ten-year anniversary of my solo photography show and related photography book, and on photographing the 2008 NYC Pride March in the rain Did you know…that my first solo photography show, Backbone, opened ten years ago today, on August 8, 2008, at 32 Jones Gallery in Jersey City? Yes it did. How ...