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Canon 'wonder camera' shoots for the future
  • Mike Hanlon / Gizmag

Canon ‘wonder camera’ shoots for the future

Posted On: 10:59 a.m. | August 13, 2010

I’ve seen the future of photography -- and it looks like a hair dryer. Canon unveiled its vision of what the future of photography holds at World  Expo 2010  in Shanghai.  Wrapped in smooth lines and pale white plastic, Canon’s prototype camera evokes the feelings of  … um, well ... holding a hair dryer.  The "i-Design" of the camera does away with all the mechanical knobs and... View Post»

Perseid meteor shower

Perseid meteor shower

Posted On: 10:47 a.m. | August 13, 2010

The Perseid meteor shower treated stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere to a spectacular show Thursday night. On Mt. Pinos in northern Ventura County, dozens of amateur and professional astronomers gathered to watch the shower's peak, which usually happens the second week of August. Los Angeles Times staff photographer Don Bartletti was there too. Bartletti is one of our go-to people on staff... View Post»

The Week in Sports | Aug. 9-15, 2010

The Week in Sports | Aug. 9-15, 2010

Posted On: 8:16 a.m. | August 13, 2010

Are you a sports nut? Trying to make it through the doldrums of summer? Like interesting pictures? Check out these images — diving off cliffs, horse racing, synchronized swimming and more. It's a variety of images we've selected from sporting events this week. View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 6:59 p.m. | August 12, 2010

A roundup of outstanding multimedia from across the Web. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 12, 2010
  • CARL DE SOUZA / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | Aug. 12, 2010

Posted On: 10:03 a.m. | August 12, 2010

Our visual journey today begins high above the streets of London, continues to California for a court ruling on same-sex marriages, before moving on to Japan and Pakistan to visit newborn twins in each, to a dress shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; a bombing in Bogota, Colombia; a South Korean military drill in bathing suits, the re-opening of the grand Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai; and images... View Post»

A Rat Pack retrospective
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A Rat Pack retrospective

Posted On: 1:00 a.m. | August 12, 2010

"Forget the movie, let's pull the job!" Frank Sinatra joked upon hearing the plot for Ocean's 11, the Vegas heist flick that opened 50 years ago. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 11, 2010
  • Arif Ali / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | Aug. 11, 2010

Posted On: 10:24 a.m. | August 11, 2010

Recovery from flooding in Pakistan, mudslide devastation and anguish in China, Hindu rituals in India, swimming championship finals in Budapest, the birth of a baby pachyderm in Vienna, and a glimpse of a galaxy 200,000 light years away are highlights of today's images from around the world. View Post»

louisiana oil spill gulf of mexico
  • Jessey Dearing

Spilling Over

Posted On: 11:59 p.m. | August 10, 2010

Multimedia U: highlighting work by students around the globe. View Post»

Southhampton Football Club bans photographers, newspaper responds [Updated]
  • Chris Robinson via Associated Press / Chris Robinson

Southhampton Football Club bans photographers, newspaper responds [Updated]

Posted On: 5:09 p.m. | August 10, 2010

In a move to increase revenue, the Southampton Football club recently imposed a ban on newspaper photographers and hired a photo agency to distribute photographs from their home games (for a price). So one newspaper hired an artist to draw a cartoon of the action. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug 10, 2010

Pictures in the News | Aug 10, 2010

Posted On: 10:42 a.m. | August 10, 2010

Our glimpse of the world today includes images of Indonesian women praying on the first night of Ramadan, a class of young Chinese gymnasts in training, man and beast surviving floodwaters in Pakistan, a landslide rescue in China, cycling in Myanmar as well as the return of plundered Dutch art in Germany and the start of "The Glorious Twelfth" in Scotland, with more to come as events of the day... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 9, 2010
  • David Cheskin / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Aug. 9, 2010

Posted On: 10:37 a.m. | August 9, 2010

Today's selection includes images of Tiger Woods practicing his golf swing for the 92nd PGA Championship in Wisconsin, an Indian soldier in Kashmir, a giant model mammoth in Germany, a Hindu ritual in Katmandu, Nepal, as well as elections in Rwanda, mudslides in China, a celebration marking Singapore's 45th National Day and a remembrance of the World War II bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. A... View Post»

Need some instruction on those instructions?

Need some instruction on those instructions?

Posted On: 12:15 a.m. | August 9, 2010

It’s hard to believe how complicated cameras have become. My new Canon EOS 7D has so many bells and whistles that even I, a so-called pro, sometimes find myself befuddled. It’s part camera, part computer, not to mention, most of the functions can be controlled from various parts of the camera. Push this button down, hold that, turn this… This got me wondering if there wasn’t a better... View Post»

Are garage-sale negatives by Ansel Adams or someone named Earl?

Are garage-sale negatives by Ansel Adams or someone named Earl?

Posted On: 1:41 p.m. | August 8, 2010

The mystery over a trove of glass-plate photographic negatives -- purported to be the work of famed photographer Ansel Adams -- keeps getting deeper. View Post»

70th anniversary of atomic bomb
  • U.S. Army / U.S. Army via Hiroshima Peace Museum

70th anniversary of atomic bomb

Posted On: 9:20 a.m. | August 6, 2010

On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing more than 140,000 people. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 6, 2010
  • Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Aug. 6, 2010

Posted On: 8:18 a.m. | August 6, 2010

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima, with ceremonies in Japan and remembrances around the world. There is music in Germany and Jordan, with the Wacken 2010 Heavy Metal Festival in Germany and some fan interaction with Akon in Amman, Jordan. Added to the mix are shots from Pakistan and India and the birth of two pandas in Chengdu, China, to give you... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 5, 2010
  • Kimimasa Mayama / EPA

Pictures in the News | Aug. 5, 2010

Posted On: 9:12 a.m. | August 5, 2010

We serve up an eclectic mix in today's Pictures in the News feature. From high emotions on California's ban on same-sex marriages being ruled unconstitutional  to the somber mood of a vigil in front of the A-bomb dome commemorating the victims in Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II. Sprinkle in wining and diving in Italy, a silk shop in Bangkok and synchronized swimming in Budapest, and you... View Post»


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