SnapBridge

SnapBridge

A free app for Nikon remote photography As I've mentioned in a previous post, here are a few notes (personal observations that is) on Nikon's SnapBridge app. Again, this is in particular for Nikon photographers, but hopefully for others, too. SnapBridge app for remote Nikon camera accessing. SnapBridge is a FREE app that allows Nikon [...]

World Trade Center

World Trade Center

Photographing the World Trade Center area in New York City Tomorrow is the first day of September. For twenty years I've looked at this date, September 1, as the beginning of a countdown to a sad day, September 11. For almost twenty years I’ve photographed the 9/11 ceremonies and commemorations, and plan on doing the [...]

Photographing Sandy Hook Beach, NJ

Photographing Sandy Hook Beach, NJ

Recently I've discovered Sandy Hook beach, in New Jersey. As it turns out, it's the perfect place to simply be and breathe. I'm fascinated by this place. In a way, Sandy Hook beach has it all: nature, history, and views of the NYC skyline; it also offers a momentary escape from everyday reality, especially during [...]

Giving Thanks?

Giving Thanks?

Three Notes on November 24, 2020: Thoughts on "being thankful" this yearIdeas for photographing Thanksgiving in a time of COVID-19Remembering Freddie Mercury It's Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., a time when people acknowledge who they're thankful to and what they're thankful for. But this is 2020, a year that quite possible will help us [...]

Photographing the Garden State

Photographing the Garden State

Since yesterday, July 27, was National New Jersey Day (who knew?), here are a few images to celebrate: Sundial on Jersey City Waterfront in black and white. (How do you measure a month in a life defined by Coronavirus pandemic?)Covid-19 USNS Comfort hospital ship arrives in NYC. ©Alina Oswald.Symposia bookstore. Hoboken, NJ. @2015 by Alina [...]

Art and Photography

Art and Photography

How visiting museums and art galleries can better our photography work First of all, I admit that, as a photographer, I should make more time time to go to museums and galleries more often, especially when I'm a lucky gal (I realize that) living pretty close to famous museums such as The Met, The Whitney, [...]

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

Visiting NY beaches, considering the meaning of work/life balance through a creative prism, taking a moment to "think different" while away from the everyday noise.

What to Photograph: The NYC AIDS Memorial

What to Photograph: The NYC AIDS Memorial

Shape and Form: Photographing the New York City AIDS Memorial I write this on June 5, 2019, the National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. Those living in or around NYC area might be aware of the NYC AIDS Memorial located around the corner from The Center and St. Vincent's Hospital in the West Village. The [...]

The Super Blood Wolf Moon

The Super Blood Wolf Moon

Photographing the Super Blood Wolf Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse of January 2019 in NYC Area I'll start with a question. Why do (total) lunar eclipses always have to take place on the coldest nights of the year? Last one I photographed happened on the night of winter solstice 2010. And I froze then, as [...]