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Bauhaus Centennial

Bauhaus centennial and a look at 100 years of Bauhaus history and Bauhaus photography movement.

In-Studio Self-Portraits with the Bokeh Master

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

How and Why I Became a Nikon Photographer

How and Why I Became a Nikon Photographer Let's take a walk down memory lane.... In 2008 I was just about done editing my early drafts of Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of award-winning, legally blind Nikon photographer Kurt Weston. While I still had Weston's story fresh in my mind, I decided to get more ...

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, ...

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 ...

Umbrella. Photo by Alina Oswald.

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 ...