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Rage. Black-and-white image by Alina Oswald.

Photography and Mood – I

Expressing rage in photography, in nature photography in particular.

Smoking Lava Fields. Aerial photography by Alina Oswald.

What Do You Photograph? And Why?

What do you photograph, and why?

No Boundaries with the Bokeh Master

Photographing Ron B's show, No Boundaries Up Close and Personal with several Nikon lenses and the Sigma 105mm f/1.4

Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston

Light, Vision and Story – A Post about Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston I mentioned photographer Kurt Weston , one of my first mentors, in a previous post. Here, I’d like to talk more about his amazing photography work. Kurt Weston is a photographer based in Orange County, California. I became aware of his work back ...

Helicopter in the Sky. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Why Freelancers Should Not Work for Free

Ten reasons why freelancers/creatives/content creators should not give away their work for free As freelancers, as content creators we’re often asked to work for “credit,” “exposure” or just plainly asked to work for free. This could be considered a “reasonable” request for a very limited time, when freelancers are just starting out and in need ...

On Working for Free and Other Expectations

On the expectation of working for free as a creative Here, in the U.S., because of the recent government shutdown, many government employees ended up having to work for free or for the promise that they would get paid, eventually. This outraged many people, and for good reason. I believe that many in the creative ...

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon on tripod. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon – First Impressions My very first prime lens was a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, but, as a portrait photographer I’ve always wanted a prime f/1.4 lens. And so this past year, I spent months researching, considering and reconsidering my options. While there’re several prime f/1.4 lenses ideal for portrait photography, ...