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eyes and eyeglasses. photo by Alina Oswald.

On Photographing People who Wear Eyeglasses

How to photograph people who're wearing glasses.

Handling photo and lighting gear. Photo by Alina Oswald.

New Gear: Wheeled Carrying Bag for Photo Studio Gear

first impressions: Godox CB-01 wheeled carrying bag for light stands

Photographing JC Pride

Photographing Jersey City Pride June might be Pride Month, but August is Jersey Pride Month. Usually, Jersey City Pride Fest(ival) falls on the last weekend of August. JC Pride celebrations start with raising the flag, and continue throughout the month of August, leading to JC Pride Fest. Founded by Paul Mendoza and Miquel Cardenaz 19 ...

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

Photographing People with the Bokehmaster

Photographing people with the Sigma 105mm ART and not only at f/1.4 It’s been a long while since I’ve posted updates on my photographing with the bokehmaster. So, in this post I’d like to share a few thoughts on photographing people with the Sigma 105mm ART, in- and outside the studio. A few things I’ve ...

On B&W Photography

Seeing in Black and White “Throughout the years, many photographers have embraced black-and-white to tell some of the most intense, intriguing, powerful and memorable stories,” I wrote in an article about photographer’s Bill Bytsura’s new book, The AIDS Activist Project. “[…] Award-winning photographer and AIDS activist Kurt Weston [A&U, November, 2005] says black-and-white offers his ...

Lonely pier on Atlantic City beach. B&W photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

How I Got That Shot: Beach Photo Shoots

How I got that shot: photographing on the beach

4th of July Fireworks 2019

Summer Highlights

My Summer (so far) Summer is my favorite season, but this summer season has been different, for many reasons. For now let’s look at the brighter side: photographed Brooklyn Pride, the only twilight Pride in the city Attended the launch party of What Is 21st Century Liberation broasheet, event hosted by Visual AIDS Artist, activist ...