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Chairs and camera on the set of No Boundaries at MNN, in NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Bts Photography

Behind-the-Scenes Photography Photographers are visual storytellers. Like any other storytellers, we try to carefully craft our stories. That is, carefully choose what we show (tell) and what we leave out, in order to make the story more interesting and engaging. But each story has its backstory, the one the audience doesn't often get to see ...

Gift Ideas for Photographers

Gift Ideas for Photographers Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, with it, the beginning of the holiday season. Hence, the idea for this blog post--gift ideas for photographers. So, here it goes: Gear. One can never have enough photo and/or lighting gear. But ask first, learn more about the actual needs before you go ...

Photographing Time

Capturing Time - A Visual Interpretation Thanks to RENT and math, we know that there are five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes in a year. Thanks to Einstein, we also know that time is relative. We measure time, talk about time or lack thereof, but how do we visually represent the concept of time ...

An Introduction to Disaster Preparedness and Readiness for Freelance Photographers and Writers

Disaster Preparedness and Readiness 101 - Tips for Freelance Photographers and Writers President of Resilient JC, Simon Pereira Shorey, offers advice on disaster preparedness and readiness to independent reporters "Getting caught in the rain" in a Pina Colada song scenario might seem like fun. Getting caught in the rain of a hurricane might not be ...

Sylt Groynes (Buhnen), Germany. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Things to See and Do while in Germany

Today is October 3rd, Germany National Day or Tag der Deutschen Einheit (October3rd, 1990, about one year after the fall of Berlin Wall). To celebrate the Day of German Unity, I'd like to share here a few images, #tbt images from Germany that I've taken over the years. When visiting Germany, don't visit only the ...

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting Using a specific lighting pattern can help define our photographic voice. In my previous post I mentioned split lighting and how it can be used to evoke a certain mood and look, in particular in black-and-white portraits. Today let's look at back lighting. Back lighting creates silhouettes, ...

Black, White, and the Shades of Gray in Between

Lighting Patterns and Artist Voice: Split Lighting

On choosing the best lighting pattern for your subject, as well as for your photographic voice   Do you have a favorite lighting pattern? Have you wonder why that particular lighting pattern is your favorite? Have you ever wondered how (or if) it helps define your photographic voice? Choosing one lighting pattern over another is ...