Tag: Nikon photography

In-Studio Self-Portraits with the Bokeh Master

In-studio self-portraits with Sigma 105mm f/1.4.

Photographs and Their Worth

Photographs and Their Worth If you don’t think photos are important, just wait until they’re all you have left to remind you of a loved one. I’ve heard something along those lines over the years and these days I know it’s true…not that I’ve ever questioned it. Truth is that, in particular very recently I’ve ...

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon on tripod. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon – First Impressions My very first prime lens was a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, but, as a portrait photographer I’ve always wanted a prime f/1.4 lens. And so this past year, I spent months researching, considering and reconsidering my options. While there’re several prime f/1.4 lenses ideal for portrait photography, ...

Christmas in NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Merry Christmas!

A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It’s Christmas Day, and so I wish you all who celebrate a very Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays, too. Frohe Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël Feliz natal! and Feliz Navidad! Craciun Fericit! Buon Natale! Mele Kalikimaka!

Kurt Weston: The Making of the Dark Angel Image

REMEMBER: An AIDS Memorial Retrospective – A Closer Look at Some of the Images Included in Kurt Weston’s Show Dark Angel One of my favorite photographs by Kurt Weston is Dark Angel. The image is also included in Kurt Weston’s show, Remember: An AIDS Retrospective, running at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art from ...

Sailing boat silhouetted by sunset light. Somewhere between the islands of Lanai and Maui, Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Golden Hour Photography

Sunrise, Sunset – Photographing During the Golden Hour There’s a reason why we call the hours around sunrise and sunset the golden hours of our day. After all, they offer “a kind of magic” as Freddie Mercury would croon (indulge me, I’m a big fan), a kind of magical light that lasts only for a ...

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 ...