Tag: NYC

Weekend Warriors – Photographing Braking AIDS Ride 2018 Closing Ceremony

Weekend Warriors Working as a team, cheering for friends while attending and covering Braking AIDS Ride 2018 closing ceremony in New York City I’ve always been a fan of Freddy Mercury and Queen, can’t help it. And so, when pondering on this past weekend, “I want to ride my bicycle” and “Friends will be friends” ...

Photographing 9/11 Tribute Lights and Related Events Through the Years

Through the Years: Photographing 9/11 Tribute in Light and Other Related Events Today is September 11. Each year on 9/11 I try to photograph the commemorations, ceremonies and moments of silence, as well as the Tribute Lights. Perhaps commemorating September 11 in images is mainly about photographing the Tribute Lights, if we’re in New York ...

Pano view of NYC silhouetted by sunrise light. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Why and How We Crop

How to crop (or not) to tell a particular story, emphasize the subject, and much more

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 ...

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 ...

Photographing Halloween and Vampires

Photographing Halloween, Vampires and Other Related Subjects and Stories Several years ago I had my first Village Halloween Parade experienced. I walked with my friend, who’s also my very first model. He wore his self-made dark angel wings. I went as his photographer. As today is October 31, here are a few ideas for photographing ...

9/11 Tribute Lights

Tribute in Light: September 11, 2017

Tribute in Light Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights   Each year, on September 11, I go out to photograph the ceremonies and Tribute Lights. Every chance I get, throughout the entire year, I try to photograph stories and events related to 9/11. In my previous blog post, shared a few images and ideas of how ...