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 [...]

On Investing in New Photo Gear…

On Investing in New Photo Gear…

In a COVID-vaccine (but not quite post-COVID) time Now that the coronavirus vaccines are here and people are actually getting vaccinated, there are signs that hope might not be all lost and that there might be life after COVID. But does that mean that, as photographers, we should go ahead and invest in new gear [...]

Positive and Negative Space in Photography

Positive and Negative Space in Photography

A look at the meaning and role of "Positive Space," "Negative Space" and "Copy Space" in photography Those photographing for publications, ad campaigns, or doing stock or any kind of promotional photography might be familiar with the term (or keyword) #copyspace or #spaceforcopy. It simply refers to the negative space in an image. Here's an [...]

…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, [...]

Dark Mood in Photography

Dark Mood in Photography

As I often find myself on the darker side of life, I also capture images that evoke a darker, more somber mood. Today I'd like to share a few examples of dark-mood photography, as well as a few links to some of my previous posts about capturing mood in photography. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCuF43hDrn2/ Here are a few [...]

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 [...]

Hand Portraits in Black & White

Hand Portraits in Black & White

Hand (Self-)Portraits: On the Visual Language of Hand Gesture Captured in Black and White