Tag: Hawaii

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. ...

Aerial photography of smoking lava fields of Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Seeing in a New Light

Seeing in a new light and from a different angle Considering Different Vantage Points for Your Photography or How to photograph familiars subject in a new way Oftentimes we get to photograph very familiar subjects, for example, cars on the road, flowers (I don’t really photograph flowers, but many people do), well-known places, monuments and ...

Photographic Perspectives

Vantage Points in Photography Using tight and wide shots to tell a visual story In a way, the concept of photographing from a particular vantage point is similar to writing from a particular point of view (POV). Both vantage point (or angle) and point of view define the perspective from which we tell the story, ...

Photographing Rainbows

Photographing Rainbows Some say that rainbows are symbols of hope. I tend to believe that. I love rainbows. There’s something awe-inspiring, breathtaking about them. So, let’s take a look at photographing rainbows. What is a rainbow? Without getting too much into the science behind the rainbows, we’ve learned in school that when white light passes ...

Perspectives – Haleakala

Point-of-View in Photography Photographing Haleakala   As photographers, we are visual storytellers. We choose a point of view, vantage point or perspective from which to tell that story. A short, one-image story might require either an overall perspective (shoot with a wide angle lens to capture the entire scene, for example) or a tight shot, ...

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 ...