Category: the freelance life

LGBTQ+ History Month

October is LGBTQ+ History Month. Just before the beginning of the LGBTQ+ History Month, I got to photograph the LGBTQ+ Community and Today’s Political Landscape Symposium in Harlem, New York City, while invited by actor and activist Ron B, and Patricia A. Martin and Paulette Thomas of Harlem YES. Since today is October 11, Coming ...

On Using the Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control

Take time to learn and explore and test out ideas in photography…or any other art form Using the wireless shutter release remote, namely the Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared) These days I find myself more an more surviving, not living, one moment at a time, focusing on one thing at a time. Therefore, in ...

Getting Ready for the Opening Night

Getting Ready for the Opening Night How do artists prepare for the opening night? The opening night of your show is always a magical time. It is the moment you’ve been waiting for all along, and it triggers a variety of reactions and feelings–from happiness to anxiety, and everything in between. A million of questions ...

How to Deal with High-Maintenance Subjects

Dealing with difficult, high-maintenance (human) subjects, as a photographer It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a blue moon, I end up having to deal with a difficult, high-maintenance client or (human) subject with a prima-donna attitude. There’s no way to avoid that, especially when photographing these subjects for a client; hence, there’s no ...

What Remains…

Defining Our Legacy A quote from the movie P.S. I Love You reminds, “None of us come out of [this world] alive.” I’ve thought of it often, in particular this year, a time, in my own life, marked by loss and impending loss…. But since we can’t leave this world alive, what do we leave ...

Photographic Drafts

Drafts in Photography We know what a draft is in writing, but how would we define a draft in photography? Is there such a thing as a draft or first draft in photography? I guess it is. In general, a draft is a work in progress, something that is not yet ready to be shown ...

Helicopter in the Sky. Photo by Alina Oswald.

New Gear: Nikon 28-300mm all-in-one lens

New Gear – Nikon 28-300mm Lens Lately I’ve been taking a second, and third look through my gear–photo and lighting gear–trying to decide what and if to sell and/or replace old lenses and whatnot. I’ve looked at what I thought I’d like to photograph years ago and what I used to photograph more, and the ...