Photographing Hawaii

Photographing Hawaii

Today, August 4, is President Obama's birthday. Since he's a Hawaiian native, and also since August 21, only a few weeks from today, is Hawaii Statehood Day, here are a few images from the majestic, mesmerizing Aloha land, the land of rainbows: Leap of Faith: Leap of Faith. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.Leap [...]

How I Got That Shot – Lava Faces

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. [...]

Seeing in a New Light

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Photographing Lava

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 [...]

On Aerial Photography

On Aerial Photography

My Thoughts on Aerial Photography   In last week's post I mentioned photographing projects related to luxury air travel, an extravagant, elegant way one might choose to travel. In today's post I'd like to talk about another kind of air excursion--that is, a more affordable one, involving no doors, motion sickness, and breathtaking views that [...]