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

Photographing People with the Bokehmaster

Photographing people with the Sigma 105mm ART and not only at f/1.4 It’s been a long while since I’ve posted updates on my photographing with the bokehmaster. So, in this post I’d like to share a few thoughts on photographing people with the Sigma 105mm ART, in- and outside the studio. A few things I’ve ...

On B&W Photography

Seeing in Black and White “Throughout the years, many photographers have embraced black-and-white to tell some of the most intense, intriguing, powerful and memorable stories,” I wrote in an article about photographer’s Bill Bytsura’s new book, The AIDS Activist Project. “[…] Award-winning photographer and AIDS activist Kurt Weston [A&U, November, 2005] says black-and-white offers his ...

Haze. Sunrise over Manhattan. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

A Visual Interpretation of Summer

Summer: A Visual Interpretation Have I mentioned that I love summer? I do! I love the sizzling summer days. Long, sometimes lonely, and lazy, they always seem to begin and end with glorious golden hour light. Yet, summertime has been a busy time of the year for me, thankfully. This particular summer, though, this year ...

Lonely pier on Atlantic City beach. B&W photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

How I Got That Shot: Beach Photo Shoots

How I got that shot: photographing on the beach

Kurt Weston photography at OCCCA

A Brief (#tbt) Interview with Photographer Kurt Weston

A brief #tbt q&a with award-winning, legally blind photographer, and HIV and LGBTQ+ activist Kurt Weston.

NYC AIDS Memorial. Photo by Alina Oswald.

What to Photograph: The NYC AIDS Memorial

Shape and Form: Photographing the New York City AIDS Memorial I write this on June 5, 2019, the National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. Those living in or around NYC area might be aware of the NYC AIDS Memorial located around the corner from The Center and St. Vincent’s Hospital in the West Village. The ...

Smoking Lava Fields. Aerial photography by Alina Oswald.

What Do You Photograph? And Why?

What do you photograph, and why?