Tag: photography

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, ...

How I Got That Shot – Planets Collide

How I Got That Shot – Planets Collide Quite a few years ago I joined a photo group here in New York City area. As part of the group, we were to work on various assignments. One of the assignments asked us to create an image with an end-of-the-world theme. So I came up with ...

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season It’s that time of year again. The holidays are just around the corner. So, here are a few gift ideas for those interested in reading, writing and photography…and not only. Some of my favorite things: After Silence, an award-nominated book by ACT UP activist and artist Avram Finkelstein The ...

Creative Work: Purpose, Protest and Passion

Creative Work: Purpose, Protest, Passion (and not necessarily in that particular order) Recently, an ACT UP activist reminded me of the purpose of our creative work as well as of our responsibility to create a certain kind of work. Speaking of the activist art made at the height of the AIDS pandemic, he noted, “we ...

Photography: My First Mentor

How and why I got interested in photography, in particular black-and-white photography and self-portraiture You might already know that I’m a writer and photographer. While these days I do both writing and photography, writing came first. Then, I discovered photography. My interest in photography truly started when stumbling upon the work of award-winning, legally blind ...

How I Got That Shot: Hope – A Bauhaus Rendering

How I Got That Shot: Hope – A Bauhaus Rendering Many years ago I was introduced to Bauhaus photography and Bauhaus photography movement as a member of a photography society based in New York City. We would meet once a month and discuss our goals in photography. We would also come up with photo assignments ...

On Using the Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control

Take time to learn and explore and test out ideas in photography…or any other art form Using the wireless shutter release remote, namely the Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared) These days I find myself more an more surviving, not living, one moment at a time, focusing on one thing at a time. Therefore, in ...