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Posted On: 6:58 p.m. | September 2, 2010

A roundup of outstanding multimedia from across the Web. On the Line Ashley Gilbertson, photojournalist for the VII Network, shows the repercussions of war as seen through the phone calls of despondent veterans. Haunted by memories of war, an average of 18 American veterans kill themselves every day.   Responders at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Canandaigua, N.Y., average more... View Post»

Surrender aboard U.S. warship Missouri ends World War II

Surrender aboard U.S. warship Missouri ends World War II

Posted On: 7:58 p.m. | September 1, 2010

On Sept. 2, 1945, representatives of the empire of Japan formally surrendered to the Allies aboard the Missouri, anchored in Tokyo Bay. These images captured by press and military photographers record that momentous day. View Post»

Time out | Sports images from around the globe
  • Brandon Wade / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Time out | Sports images from around the globe

Posted On: 6:09 p.m. | September 1, 2010

Are you a sports nut? Think there's not much going on during the doldrums of summer? Like interesting pictures? Check out these images — Little League World Series, U.S. Open tennis, NFL pre-season, soccer, windsurfing and more. It's a variety of images we've recently selected from the sporting world. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Sept. 1, 2010
  • Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | Sept. 1, 2010

Posted On: 5:07 p.m. | September 1, 2010

Today's Pictures in the News start with an homage to Hindu god Krishna during a festival in Mumbai. We also have the priceless expressions on children's faces during a school opening in Moldova, a little visual trickery from Berlin and a brave new world for smokers in Greece, where a ban on smoking in all indoor public places is now in effect. We're in San Francisco with Steve Jobs for the... View Post»

Sanyo VPC-CA102 Xacti review

Sanyo VPC-CA102 Xacti review

Posted On: 7:39 p.m. | August 31, 2010

Open box. Jump in pool. Those could be the very simple instructions for Sanyo's newest Xacti, the VPC-CA102, a waterproof, 14-megapixel still camera -- which can be interpolated to 16MP -- that also shoots 1920 x 1080 HD video The images from the 1.1 cm CMOS sensor are written onto SD, SDHC or SDXC cards. The ISO range is 50 to 1600 and auto. The zoom is 5x optical and 12x digital... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 31, 2010
  • PASCAL GUYOT / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | Aug. 31, 2010

Posted On: 6:50 p.m. | August 31, 2010

In today's Pictures in the News, we have the arrest of drug trafficker Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez by Mexican federal police; the black-and-blue face of Spanish activist Carmen Roger, who was arrested in the Western Sahara; a disturbing image of children covered with flies living in miserable conditions at a roadside near Peshawar, Pakistan; riot police breaking up a demonstration in Moscow; a... View Post»

Photogene, the photography app for the iPhone and iPad

Photogene, the photography app for the iPhone and iPad

Posted On: 12:02 a.m. | August 31, 2010

My needs are very simple; just a few basic tools. I don't really need all those filters, tilt-shift or special effects. All those effects are cute but get old very fast. I'm usually just making a few adjustments before sending the photograph off in an email or on some other social media adventure like Twitter or Facebook. Speed and ease of operation are the most important to me. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 30, 2010
  • Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters

Pictures in the News | Aug. 30, 2010

Posted On: 6:35 p.m. | August 30, 2010

Mother Nature is on display in today's Pictures in the News, with Mt. Sinabung spewing volcanic materials into the sky in North Sumatra, a lava lake in the eastern Congo and a satellite image showing Hurricane Earl heading toward the Caribbean and its advance effects on the ground in Puerto Rico. We bring you the scene in Slovakia where a gunman opened fire killing six people in Bratislava;... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | Aug. 23-27, 2010

The Week in Pictures | Aug. 23-27, 2010

Posted On: 1:22 p.m. | August 27, 2010

Each week we bring you the best images from around the world in our Week in Pictures photo gallery. This week's images feature the dramatic rescue of a hostage from a tourist bus in Manila that claimed the lives of eight hostages as well as the hostage-taker, and the continuing rescue efforts for 33 miners trapped in Copiapo, Chile. We also have offerings cast down by Hindus during a... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 27, 2010

Pictures in the News | Aug. 27, 2010

Posted On: 9:26 a.m. | August 27, 2010

We're going to end the week with news, views and moves in this installment of Pictures in the News, starting with a body-painted Kenyan man cheering a speech delivered by the Kenyan prime minister in central Nairobi and ending with Russian cheerleaders getting their game on prior to the start of the basketball world championships in Turkey. In between, we bring you the devastating aftermath of... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 26, 2010
  • TIM CHONG / Reuters

Pictures in the News | Aug. 26, 2010

Posted On: 7:40 p.m. | August 26, 2010

What's old is new in today's Pictures in the News feature, where we bring you a photo of the removal of the old tree that Anne Frank could see from her hiding place during World War II and an image of the weathered hands of a 100-year-old flood victim in Pakistan's Swat Valley. We see a child's interaction with a bust of Mother Teresa in Ahmadabad, India; closing celebrations of the Youth... View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 6:32 p.m. | August 26, 2010

A roundup of outstanding multimedia from across the Web. 5 Years Later Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina was one of the costliest natural disasters in the United States history. The widespread destruction spanning from Florida to Texas caused damage totaling more than $90 billion. Aug. 29, 2010, is the five-year anniversary of the hurricane. Many of the  displaced are still... View Post»

Legislators prepare to vote on paparazzi crackdown

Legislators prepare to vote on paparazzi crackdown

Posted On: 3:01 p.m. | August 26, 2010

A plan to crack down on paparazzi who drive recklessly in pursuit of celebrities is moving through the Legislature despite heated opposition from media organizations. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 25, 2010

Pictures in the News | Aug. 25, 2010

Posted On: 7:25 p.m. | August 25, 2010

Ever wonder what it's like to catch offerings cast down by Hindus during a Kasodo ceremony in Indonesia, walk with pilgrims in a procession to the tomb where it is believed the Virgin Mary is buried, or be pelted with tomatoes at the Tomatina festival in southeastern Spain? We take you to there and on to the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya; the aftermath of a damaged mosque in Lebanon and... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 24, 2010

Pictures in the News | Aug. 24, 2010

Posted On: 8:07 p.m. | August 24, 2010

Today's Pictures in the News features a brush fire in Southern California; the solemn return of a fallen U.S. Marine; the great elephant of the Sri Dalada Maligawa temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka; jammed traffic and a plane crash in China; warm-ups at the Youth Olympics in Singapore; a stray iceberg near Greenland; tracer bullets in a night exercise in Japan; religious festivals in South Asia;... View Post»

Time off to teach a passion
  • Hersley Ven Casero

Time off to teach a passion

Posted On: 7:00 a.m. | August 24, 2010

As a photojournalist, it’s easy to get lost in the daily jumble of public life. The focus is to catch moments that allow us to glimpse why we exist. View Post»


Framework, the photography and video blog of the Los Angeles Times, celebrates the power and explores the craft of visual storytelling. The blog highlights the work of Times photojournalists who frame by frame, document the drama, the emotion and sometimes the humor of life. Framework also aims to serve as a resource hub for photography, multimedia and video enthusiasts who share our passion. We will trade insights and discuss the tools and techniques of telling stories through images. Have a look and let us know what you think.


  • Jeff Amlotte
  • Don Bartletti
  • Liz O. Baylen
  • Mark Boster
  • Bob Chamberlin
  • Bryan Chan
  • Michael Robinson Chavez
  • Myung J. Chun
  • Jay L. Clendenin
  • Carolyn Cole
  • Anne Cusack
  • Barbara Davidson
  • Ricardo DeAratanha
  • Gina Ferazzi
  • Gary Friedman
  • Robert Gauthier
  • Lawrence K. Ho
  • Don Kelsen
  • Irfan Khan
  • Glenn Koenig
  • Robert Lachman
  • Rick Loomis
  • Kirk McKoy
  • Mel Melcon
  • Genaro Molina
  • Francine Orr
  • Allen J. Schaben
  • Al Seib
  • Luis Sinco
  • Wally Skalij
  • Brian van der Brug


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