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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 ...

How to Deal with High-Maintenance Subjects

Dealing with difficult, high-maintenance (human) subjects, as a photographer It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a blue moon, I end up having to deal with a difficult, high-maintenance client or (human) subject with a prima-donna attitude. There’s no way to avoid that, especially when photographing these subjects for a client; hence, there’s no ...

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 ...

Shadows in the Park. A Self-Portrait Pano.

Inner Demons as Sources of Inspiration

Our Inner Demons as Sources of Inspiration In the wake of the recent conversations about depression and suicide, celebrity suicides in particular, I’d like to take a closer look at a source of inspiration not often mentioned in our daily conversations—our inner demons. They are a constant, real, presence in our lives for many of ...

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 ...

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, ...