Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Shooting video: Camcorder vs. DSLR and iPhone

Shooting video: Camcorder vs. DSLR and iPhone

Posted On: 12:20 a.m. | January 25, 2013

I miss the good old days, when a camera just took still photographs and a video camera shot video. The choices where simple. But today with video and still photos blurring the line across most cameras, you've got the best of both worlds seamlessly blending together. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Jan. 24, 2013
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Pictures in the News | Jan. 24, 2013

Posted On: 10:06 a.m. | January 24, 2013

In Thursday's Pictures in the News: Special operations battalion officers patrol a street in the Ilha do Governador neighborhood in the favela do Dende shantytown in Rio de Janeiro as drug traffickers clash with police; a member of the National Air and Navy Service of Panama guards a cocaine consignment seized in Cocoli, Panama; people use a catwalk in a flooded San Marco Square in Venice,... View Post»

Behind the lens: Star trail time-lapse over Death Valley

Behind the lens: Star trail time-lapse over Death Valley

Posted On: 1:16 p.m. | January 23, 2013

For photographers, personal projects are often a way to express an independent vision, or are just an excuse to get out there and shoot. When filmmaker Gavin Heffernan and his friends, producers Michael Darrow and Rachel Payne, needed a break, they set out to do a time-lapse project in Death Valley National Park. The result is the video "Death Valley Dreamlapse." The three did their... View Post»

Pictures in the News | January 23, 2013
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Pictures in the News | January 23, 2013

Posted On: 10:38 a.m. | January 23, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News starts out in a winter wonderland, where visitors walk through the snowy landscape at Grosser Feldberg in Germany. Cold weather was on the menu across the Atlantic, where commuters bundled up against the cold on New York's 34th Street, in Midtown Manhattan. The temperature was around 12 degrees, but with wind gusts of 15-20 mph, it felt more like five below as... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Jan. 22, 2013
  • SAKIS MITROLIDIS / AFP

Pictures in the News | Jan. 22, 2013

Posted On: 10:31 a.m. | January 22, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: Emergency personnel respond to a 28-vehicle pileup in northern Greece; French soldiers keep watch near Diabaly, Mali; snowy scenes in Canada and Scotland; British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's cat, Freya, sits on a table in a room at 10 Downing Street where a meeting between Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad... View Post»

Pictures in the News | January 21, 2013
  • Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | January 21, 2013

Posted On: 9:52 a.m. | January 21, 2013

Pictures in the News from around the world. View Post»

Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest
  • Karl Mondon / Contra Costa Times

Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest

Posted On: 8:13 a.m. | January 21, 2013

Mother Nature saved the best for last, with some of the largest swells of the day arriving during the final heat of Sunday's Mavericks Invitational big wave surfing contest as thousands of spectators invaded a quaint coastal town known more for its annual pumpkin festival than for surf. View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 10:01 p.m. | January 18, 2013

The power of story View Post»

The Week in Pictures | January 14 – 20, 2013

The Week in Pictures | January 14 – 20, 2013

Posted On: 2:15 p.m. | January 18, 2013

The Week in Pictures from around the world. View Post»

Pictures in the News | January 18, 2013
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Pictures in the News | January 18, 2013

Posted On: 8:35 a.m. | January 18, 2013

Pictures in the News from around the world. View Post»

Julia Dean: A retrospective look at the photographer's 40-year passion of exploring the world and teaching
  • Julia Dean

Julia Dean: A retrospective look at the photographer’s 40-year passion of exploring the world and teaching

Posted On: 4:32 p.m. | January 17, 2013

After a long documentary photography and career in education that includes traveling to more than 40 countries, publishing an award-winning children's book, "A Year on Monhegan Island," working as an apprentice to Berenice Abbott and founding the Julia Dean Photo Workshops, Julia Dean celebrates four decades of work in her retrospective A Life in Photography: A Retrospective. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Jan. 17, 2013
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Pictures in the News | Jan. 17, 2013

Posted On: 10:05 a.m. | January 17, 2013

In Thursday's Pictures in the News: A passenger bails out of a flooded Rolls Royce that was stranded in Jakarta, Indonesia; a horseman jumps over a bonfire in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, to open the celebrations for the feast of St. Anthony; people gather at the scene of a building collapse in Kisumu, Kenya, that killed at least three people; rescue personnel work to free... View Post»

Pictures in the News | January 16, 2013
  • Ben Curtis / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | January 16, 2013

Posted On: 10:06 a.m. | January 16, 2013

Pictures in the News from around the world. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Jan. 15, 2013
  • Arun Sankar K. / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | Jan. 15, 2013

Posted On: 9:34 a.m. | January 15, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, people view the wreckage of a train derailment in Egypt that killed at least 19 people and injured 105, French soldiers prepare for deployment in Mali, a Hindu holy man performs morning prayers in India for a huge religious festival, and more. View Post»

Pictures in the News | January 14, 2013
  • JOHN GILES / EPA

Pictures in the News | January 14, 2013

Posted On: 10:17 a.m. | January 14, 2013

Pictures in the News | January 14, 2013 View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 7:03 p.m. | January 11, 2013

Best of the Web is roundup of photography, video and multimedia from around the web. 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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