Tag: black-and-white photography

On the Importance of Connecting with the Story

Choosing and Connecting with the Stories We Cover “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” the saying goes, and that’s pretty much what my dad told me, when I was very young. At the time, I didn’t quite understand what he was trying to say to me. That happened ...

Shadows in the Park. A Self-Portrait Pano.

Fresh Start – Organizing Your Image Files

Organizing Your Image Files Have you organized your image files lately? Or your gear? Some might accomplish such tasks at year’s end, when things tend to be not so busy, or at the very beginning of the year, before it gets busy. Hence, my using the weekends, at least in part, to go through gear ...

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 ...

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 ...

Photographing (Almost) Nudes

Thoughts on Photographing (Almost) Nudes and Bodyscapes 101 There are landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and skyscapes, and then there are bodyscapes. There is boudoir, as well as dudeoir, and then there is nude photography. When it comes to art, nudes often make an intriguing and interesting subject, oftentimes complicated to paint in words, with light or ...

My 12 Defining Moments of 2016

When does the final countdown of an year begin? Is it Thanksgiving? Is it the winter holidays? Either way, as this year is coming to an end (they always do, don’t day?), I try to take that last look at 2016 and remember it by some of, what I consider, its most remarkable events. So, ...

Fog over Mississippi, NOLA. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Mardi Gras 2016

Mardi Gras 2016 Because it’s Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, here are a few images from New Orleans, aka Crescent City, one of my favorite cities after NYC, of course. There’s nothing like fog on the Mississippi River, vampire and ghosts tours with no other than the fantastic Lord Chaz, or a stroll around the farmers ...