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Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for July 2013
  • Javier Clift

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for July 2013

Posted On: 9:26 p.m. | August 6, 2013

This month saw one of my favorite photos to hit Southern California Moments, ever. I love Alveraz Ricardez's photo of an old man posing for a portrait, while a young boy looks in a window in the background. It's a great image not only because of the composition, and the old man's expression, but because it makes me ask questions. Was the boy's appearance serendipitous? Did Ricardez see him... View Post»

Shooting panoramas at high Gs over Switzerland
  • Dominik Baumann / Blick

Shooting panoramas at high Gs over Switzerland

Posted On: 9:05 a.m. | August 6, 2013

Swiss panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann shoots panos in a cramped cockpit of an upside-down Swiss air force aerobatic team Pilatus PC-7 trainer plane while in formation above the Alps. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 6, 2013

Pictures in the News | Aug. 6, 2013

Posted On: 9:00 a.m. | August 6, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: — Firefighters drive next to a dangerous wall of flames while battling the Falls fire on Highway 74 just above Lake Elsinore in Southern California. More photos — Jennifer Vieras, 7, rests against her grandmother Bertha Nava during a protest outside in downtown Los Angeles to declare a "state of emergency" as state prisoners continue their hunger... View Post»

Pictures in the News | August 5, 2013
  • KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPA

Pictures in the News | August 5, 2013

Posted On: 10:22 a.m. | August 5, 2013

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where remembrances and flowers lie at a makeshift memorial on the Venice Boardwalk as police continue to investigate a hit-and-run incident which killed one and injured 11. View Post»

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest winners
  • Wagner Araujo

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest winners

Posted On: 6:33 p.m. | August 2, 2013

Here are the winning images of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. More than 15,500 entries from photographers around the world were submitted in four categories: travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place and spontaneous moments. "Every year the task of judging the contest gets tougher. The quality of photos increasingly gets better — and the range of imagery more... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | July 29 – Aug. 4, 2013

The Week in Pictures | July 29 – Aug. 4, 2013

Posted On: 3:34 p.m. | August 2, 2013

Our favorite photos from the week. Enjoy. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 2, 2013
  • NUNO ANDRE FERREIRA / LUSA

Pictures in the News | Aug. 2, 2013

Posted On: 9:59 a.m. | August 2, 2013

In Friday's Pictures in the News: — A firefighter is silhouetted against the orange glow of flames while fighting a forest fire in  Moimenta da Beira, Portugal. — An Army team removes the remains of Army Spc. Nicholas Burley, 22, of Red Bluff, Calif., from a military transport at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Burley died July 30, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, when enemy forces... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Aug. 1, 2013
  • Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

Pictures in the News | Aug. 1, 2013

Posted On: 10:48 a.m. | August 1, 2013

The X Games are getting underway Thursday in Los Angeles,  and they're expected to draw large crowds of extreme-sports fans to Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center. This year's event marks the end of an 11-year run for the games in Los Angeles; in 2014 they'll move to Austin, Texas. But before the games end Sunday, fans will be treated to sights such as Marcelo Bastos of... View Post»

Pictures in the News | July 31, 2013
  • Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

Pictures in the News | July 31, 2013

Posted On: 10:00 a.m. | July 31, 2013

In Wednesday's Pictures in the News: — The Dodgers' Skip Schumaker and Andre Ethier celebrate Tuesday night after Ethier scored the winning run on Mark Ellis' single with two out in the bottom of the the ninth inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium. — Junior lifeguards sprint through the water at the start of the 34th annual Long Beach Junior... View Post»

Pictures in the News | July 30, 2013
  • Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | July 30, 2013

Posted On: 10:28 a.m. | July 30, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: — San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia gets the victory bath from teammates while being interviewed by a television reporter, after his two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game in San Diego on Monday. — Swimmer Missy Franklin glides beneath the water during the... View Post»

Pictures in the News | July 29, 2013

Pictures in the News | July 29, 2013

Posted On: 9:33 a.m. | July 29, 2013

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Huntington Beach, where they are cleaning up after a fight broke out following the U.S. Open of Surfing, leading to a two-hour confrontation between police and unruly beachgoers. More photos All of this followed Brazilian surfer Alejo Muniz winning at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. More photos Also in the States, Team USA celebrates after winning the... View Post»

Focusing in on the Petzval lens and Panasonic FZ70

Focusing in on the Petzval lens and Panasonic FZ70

Posted On: 11:15 p.m. | July 27, 2013

Lomography has partnered with lens maker Zenit to manufacture the Petzval Lens which was invented in 1940. The lens with its unique sharpness and shallow depth-of-field along with producing swirling blurred background, will feature either a more current Canon EF or Nikon F mount. The portrait style lens has recently been announced as a Kickstarter project with great success. The project goal... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | July 22-28, 2013
  • Jason Alden

The Week in Pictures | July 22-28, 2013

Posted On: 4:59 p.m. | July 26, 2013

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The eyes of the world were on England this week as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge exited St. Mary's hospital with their newborn, Prince George of Cambridge. View Post»

Pictures in the News | July 26, 2013
  • GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | July 26, 2013

Posted On: 9:15 a.m. | July 26, 2013

Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Washington, DC, where a U.S. Park Police officer stands guard next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the memorial, after the memorial was closed to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area. View Post»

Pictures in the News | July 25, 2013
  • AFP/Getty Images / AFP

Pictures in the News | July 25, 2013

Posted On: 9:59 a.m. | July 25, 2013

In Thursday's Pictures in the News: — Taylor Clark of the United States has a moment to himself before competing in the junior men's quarterfinals during the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing on Wednesday in Huntington Beach. The biggest names in surfing, skateboarding and BMX will compete through Sunday. More photos — A firefighter carries an injured young girl following a train accident... View Post»

Pictures in the News | July 24, 2013
  • Scott Heavey / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | July 24, 2013

Posted On: 10:11 a.m. | July 24, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in England, where Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart St. Mary's Hospital in London with their newborn son. The baby, as yet unnamed, is third in line to the throne and becomes the Prince of Cambridge. More photosNew York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner faced reporters in New York. The former congressman... View Post»

Framework

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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