Tag: Hawaii Volcano National Park

Slow motion live lava backlights a tree branch. Volcano National Park. Big Island of Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald.

How I Got That Shot – Lava Faces

How I Got That Shot? Photographing Lava Faces Now that Pele is busy reshaping Hawaii Island, I found myself revisiting a few images of live lava I took years ago, while on the island, in Hawaii Volcano National Park, capturing the many forms and shapes live lava takes while on its way to the ocean. ...

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, ...

Incoming Storm. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing the Environment

Photographing the Environment - Portraits of Mother Nature Capturing Mother Nature at its worst and at its best   The other night I watched the CNN town hall meeting with former Vice President Al Gore. I had watched Al Gore's first documentary An Inconvenient Truth  (and read the book), and so I couldn't wait to ...

Slow motion live lava backlights a tree branch. Volcano National Park. Big Island of Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing Lava

A Few Notes on Lava Photography Lately, Pele, the goddess of fire, has been showing itself to us in all its fiery glory. Hence, those usually photographing and/or reporting on lava flow on a regular basis have been quite busy, and (I guess) excited. But what about the rest of us, those of us interested ...