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The Week in Pictures | March 31 – April 6, 2014
  • Deborah Cannon / Austin American-Statesman

The Week in Pictures | March 31 – April 6, 2014

Posted On: 6:00 p.m. | April 4, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Tragedy struck again in Fort Hood, Texas, where an Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said. View Post»

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Pictures in the News | April 4, 2014
  • FEDERICO PARRA / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | April 4, 2014

Posted On: 9:34 a.m. | April 4, 2014

Friday's Pictures in the News begins in South America, where opposition students protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the Venezuelan Central University campus in Caracas. The Roman Catholic Church in Venezuela accused the leftist administration of President Maduro on Wednesday of seeking to impose a "totalitarian government" and blaming it for protests... View Post»

'The 24 Hour Project' brings Instagram users together worldwide
  • @whittiersam

‘The 24 Hour Project’ brings Instagram users together worldwide

Posted On: 3:33 p.m. | April 3, 2014

Last month, 900 photographers from 72 countries participated in the third annual worldwide interactive, online event called The 24 Hour Project. Photographers —  including the project’s creators, Sam Smotherman and Renzo Grande — roamed the streets March 22 and published one photo every hour for 24 hours. They posted their snapshots in real time to Instagram, the online photo-sharing... View Post»

Pictures in the News | April 3, 2014

Pictures in the News | April 3, 2014

Posted On: 9:57 a.m. | April 3, 2014

Thursday's Pictures in the News starts with rain in Los Angeles, because whenever we get rain it's news. Hami, China: Residents walk on a street during a sandstorm in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. Hami issued an "orange alert" for a sandstorm on Thursday, warning residents to reduce outdoor activities and avoid dangerous jobs. Iquique, Chile: People walk along a... View Post»

Pictures in the News | April 2, 2014
  • ALDO SOLIMANO / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | April 2, 2014

Posted On: 9:08 a.m. | April 2, 2014

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Chile, where Sunken fishing boats sit partially submerged at Riquelme Cove, after a powerful earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast. An 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit Chile late Tuesday, killing at least six people and generating tsunami waves that might ripple as far as Indonesia. View Post»

Review: The Fujifilm X100S
  • Ken Kwok

Review: The Fujifilm X100S

Posted On: 4:05 p.m. | April 1, 2014

A sumptuous blend of modern digital imaging technologies packaged in an old-school style rangefinder, the Fujifilm X100S is a standout in a crowded field of cameras clamoring for eyeballs and market share. View Post»

Pictures in the News | April 1, 2014
  • BEN STANSALL / AFP / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | April 1, 2014

Posted On: 1:01 p.m. | April 1, 2014

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: Angels shortstop Erick Aybar breaks his bat on a single against the Mariners in the seventh inning of the season opener at Angels Stadium in Anaheim. Washington, D.C.: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz takes a selfie with President Obama after presenting him a jersey during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.  The president honored the... View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 31, 2014

Pictures in the News | March 31, 2014

Posted On: 8:34 a.m. | March 31, 2014

Monday's Pictures in the News begins along historic Route 66, where Elmer E. Long, the owner of the Bottle Tree Ranch along Route 66 in Oro Grande, Calif., continues to collect bottles, relics and pieces of things left behind that he uses to construct his unique windmills and kinetic sculptures. View Post»

The Week in Pictures | March 24 – 30, 2014
  • JEWEL SAMAD / AFP

The Week in Pictures | March 24 – 30, 2014

Posted On: 6:00 p.m. | March 28, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Tragedy in Boston this week, where firefighters rush an injured comrade to an ambulance while battling a nine-alarm fire at a Back Bay brownstone. Two firefighters died in the blaze. View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 28, 2014

Pictures in the News | March 28, 2014

Posted On: 8:32 a.m. | March 28, 2014

Friday's Pictures in the News begins in the Coachella Valley, where two youths stand underneath a 26-foot tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs. The sculpture by Seward Johnson, modeled after a famous scene in The Seven-Year Itch, is being disassembled and shipped to New Jersey. Goodbye, Norma Jean -- I had to say it. View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 27, 2014
  • Jim Davis / Boston Globe

Pictures in the News | March 27, 2014

Posted On: 10:50 a.m. | March 27, 2014

In Thursday's Pictures in the News Boston firefighters rush an injured comrade to an ambulance while battling a nine-alarm fire at a Back Bay brownstone. Two firefighters died in the blaze. Palm Springs: Blustery winds raise a blanket of dust over a hillside a wind farm. Westlake Village: Ventura County sheriff's deputies investigate a report of gunshots at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza hotel.... View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 26, 2014
  • YANNIS KOLESIDIS / EPA

Pictures in the News | March 26, 2014

Posted On: 9:30 a.m. | March 26, 2014

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland , where dusk falls on the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Hundreds of items that supported the decommissioned power plant have been put up for auction. View Post»

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for February 2014
  • Jeff Manghera

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for February 2014

Posted On: 11:59 a.m. | March 25, 2014

February's photos include something we rarely get to take advantage of in Los Angeles — weather. The month's set starts off with Jeff Manghera's in-your-face abstract image of dewdrops formed by fog on a car's sunroof. I love the patterns formed by the drops, and how the image could be anything until you actually know what it is. The monochrome palette also perfectly embodies a foggy morning.... View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 25, 2014
  • MICHAEL REICHEL / DPA

Pictures in the News | March 25, 2014

Posted On: 10:06 a.m. | March 25, 2014

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, Volker Kraft decorates his apple tree with Easter eggs in Saalfeld, eastern Germany. More than 10,000 eggs hang on the tree, attracting thousands of spectators during Easter time. Chengdu, China: First Lady Michelle Obama performs tai chi with students from the Chengdu No 7 High School as part of a seven-day, three-city tour of China where she will focus on... View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 24, 2014

Pictures in the News | March 24, 2014

Posted On: 9:19 a.m. | March 24, 2014

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in San Diego, where UCLA's Kyle Anderson dunks over the Stephan F. Austin defense in the 2nd half in the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena. The Bruins are headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time in eight years and will face the Florida Gators on Thursday. View Post»

Searching for new camera gear at WPPI

Searching for new camera gear at WPPI

Posted On: 10:30 p.m. | March 21, 2014

Since everyone is a photographer these days, there never seems to be a shortage of new photo gadgets and gizmos available to attract my attention. Recently, I checked out the Expo at the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) conference in Las Vegas, which attracted about 12,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors. View Post»

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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.

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