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Fog over Mississippi, NOLA. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Lessons Learned

Learning from Mistakes and Unfortunate Situations No matter how much we try to avoid them, we all make them--mistakes, that is. No matter how experienced we are--in life, that is--sometimes we can still find ourselves in unexpected, unpleasant situations, mostly when we consider ourselves among friends and have our guard down or at least lowered. ...

Photographing Winter

Winter - Painting White with Light Snapshots from the Bomb Cyclone of 2018 and Other Winter Images Winter is not my favorite season. Temperatures are low. Days are short. Summer is nowhere in sight. But oftentimes the worst possible weather conditions offer the best chance to capture some interesting shots. I've photographed blizzards throughout the ...

Editing Your Photography Work

After the Shoot - Notes on Editing Your Work What happens after the photo shoot? Editing happens. Photo editing, as well as retouching (or at least some retouching, if necessary and depending on the subject that we photograph). Editing takes time, patience, and lots of attention to details. Editing, sometimes your entire post-production workflow, is ...

Fireworks. Photo by Alina Oswald.

New Year’s Resolutions

Designing a Family Album and Other New Year's Resolutions   Happy New Year! May 2018 be kind and more gentle, perhaps. Hope that it will inspire us to be "more good" (to borrow from the movie Angels in America) and to create powerful work. Now that New Year's Day is behind us, I have a ...

Chairs and camera on the set of No Boundaries at MNN, in NYC. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Bts Photography

Behind-the-Scenes Photography Photographers are visual storytellers. Like any other storytellers, we try to carefully craft our stories. That is, carefully choose what we show (tell) and what we leave out, in order to make the story more interesting and engaging. But each story has its backstory, the one the audience doesn't often get to see ...

Photographing Time

Capturing Time - A Visual Interpretation Thanks to RENT and math, we know that there are five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes in a year. Thanks to Einstein, we also know that time is relative. We measure time, talk about time or lack thereof, but how do we visually represent the concept of time ...

Cloud patterns from above. B&W aerial photography by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

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