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Holland Tunnel and 4th of July fireworks. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July! Happy Birthday America! I’ve photographed the Fourth of July fireworks in NYC area for several years. Here are a few images:     And here are a few images from across America. Enjoy! Happy Independence Day! NY/NJ: Philly: New Orleans: Grand Canyon: Las Vegas:   Arizona: Hawaii: Here there are more ...

Photographing (Almost) Nudes

Thoughts on Photographing (Almost) Nudes and Bodyscapes 101 There are landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and skyscapes, and then there are bodyscapes. There is boudoir, as well as dudeoir, and then there is nude photography. When it comes to art, nudes often make an intriguing and interesting subject, oftentimes complicated to paint in words, with light or ...

Photographing Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals

How to photograph blind and visually-impaired individuals.

Activism through the Lens

Photographing for a Cause: Photographing HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ Activists In photography, TTL (or Through The Lens) metering determines the flash exposure by measuring the amount of light coming, you guessed, through the lens. Through The Lens is also the name of an article I wrote for A&U–America’s AIDS Magazine , America’s first HIV magazine, about ...

Slow motion live lava backlights a tree branch. Volcano National Park. Big Island of Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing Lava

A Few Notes on Lava Photography Lately, Pele, the goddess of fire, has been showing itself to us in all its fiery glory. Hence, those usually photographing and/or reporting on lava flow on a regular basis have been quite busy, and (I guess) excited. But what about the rest of us, those of us interested ...

Manhattan Skyline. Pinhole photography by Alina Oswald

Pinhole Photography

On Pinhole Photography   In April many photographers celebrate World Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD) by taking, you guessed, pinhole photographs. WPPD falls on the last Sunday of April. This year, WPPD falls on April 30, 2017, only a few days away. I first learned about pinhole photography and WPPD a few years ago, at B&H. ...

Luxury Travel and Other Photo Projects

Working on Luxury Travel (and Similar) Photography Projects   As a photographer, I usually cover portraits and editorials. Sometimes I work with other artists, covering the photography or photo editing and retouching side of a much bigger and more complex project. Some other times I get to photograph engagements and weddings. And every once in ...