Category: NYC

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 ...

Sailing boat silhouetted by sunset light. Somewhere between the islands of Lanai and Maui, Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Golden Hour Photography

Sunrise, Sunset – Photographing During the Golden Hour There’s a reason why we call the hours around sunrise and sunset the golden hours of our day. After all, they offer “a kind of magic” as Freddie Mercury would croon (indulge me, I’m a big fan), a kind of magical light that lasts only for a ...

Pano view of NYC silhouetted by sunrise light. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Why and How We Crop

How to crop (or not) to tell a particular story, emphasize the subject, and much more

4th of July Fireworks. A Closer Look. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Photographing Fireworks

How to Photograph Fireworks Tomorrow on the Fourth of July many will go out to enjoy the fireworks display. Many others will try to take a few shots of the fireworks. So, here are a few thoughts on photographing fireworks: First things first, the day (or a couple of days) before you go out to ...