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A full view of Half Dome

A full view of Half Dome

Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | June 18, 2013

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is a California icon, and there's more than one way to look at it -- from the non-rounded side, for example. View Post»

Surviving the Hearst National Championships
  • Susannah Kay

Surviving the Hearst National Championship

Posted On: 11:16 p.m. | June 12, 2013

Every June, college journalists gather in San Francisco to compete in the Hearst National Championship, a competition that tests photography, writing, radio, television and multimedia skills. Participants are given a short period of time, 48 hours, to produce a story on a topic that may or may not be of their choosing. There is pressure to find a decent story quickly and edit effectively. Two... View Post»

Cuban defector Yasiel Puig breaths life into Dodgers season

Cuban defector Yasiel Puig breathes life into Dodgers season

Posted On: 12:16 p.m. | June 11, 2013

Times photographer Wally Skalij photographed Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig against the Braves at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 2-1 after Puig tied the score with a home run in the sixth inning. The 22 year-old Cuban defector hit .464 with four home runs and 10 runs batted in during his first week with the team, earning him National League player of the week honors. View Post»

Inmates learning express emotions through acting

Inmates learn to express emotions through acting

Posted On: 1:07 p.m. | June 5, 2013

The Actors’ Gang’s Prison Project allows inmates not just to learn the craft of acting, but to take part in what its organizers believed was a rehabilitation that would encourage the inmates to express themselves and explore their emotions through acting exercises. View Post»

Powerhouse fire

Powerhouse fire

Posted On: 6:10 p.m. | June 3, 2013

The blaze, which has burned more than 32,000 acres and destroyed seven structures, has been pushed in several directions by hot winds through dense chaparal and flammable grasses. View Post»

Photographing a House of Cards

Times photographer Kirk McKoy on assignment

Posted On: 4:50 p.m. | May 30, 2013

The first thing I did after being assigned to photograph Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright for the Times Envelope section was to binge watch all 13 episodes of their Netflix show "House of Cards." I decided the use the name of the show as my overall theme and so purchased 4 decks of cards, two red decks for Republicans and 2 blue for Democrats. Because I had only 30 minutes for the shoot the house... View Post»

Walking in the shadow of Edward Weston

Walking in the shadows of Edward Weston

Posted On: 11:04 a.m. | May 29, 2013

News photographers meet the most amazing people. On any given day it can be celebrities, felons, politicians or athletes, each with a story, each with a personality. On this day, I was fortunate to meet an icon in the photography world with amazing family history. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 7:11 a.m. | May 28, 2013

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, which are usually edited down to just a few images for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don't make the cut. "Outtakes" presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion. View Post»

Preserving D-Day memories with a flag

Preserving D-day memories with a tattered flag

Posted On: 7:41 p.m. | May 23, 2013

The assignment seemed routine — a portrait of couple for a story about personal finance. But as I was soon reminded, sometimes an interesting, if not extraordinary, story lurks just beneath the surface. Such are the regular discoveries of a newspaper photographer. View Post»

Outtakes | Jay L. Clendenin

Outtakes | Jay L. Clendenin

Posted On: 10:45 a.m. | May 23, 2013

A photographer's assignment gets edited down for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don't make the cut. "Outtakes" presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion. View Post»

Kings Road: Defending the Stanley Cup
  • Josie Lepe / San Jose Mercury News

Kings Road: Defending the Stanley Cup

Posted On: 10:25 a.m. | May 17, 2013

Kings go for broke and beat Blackhawks, 3-1 Slava Voynov's goal makes the difference in victory that cuts Chicago's series lead to 2-1. Home winning streak reaches nine in playoffs. View Post»

Rolling Stones | 50 and Counting tour

The Rolling Stones 32 years later — It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but I like it

Posted On: 3:58 p.m. | May 16, 2013

It was 1981 when I photographed my first Rolling Stones concert. It was the “Tattoo You” tour at the Oakland Coliseum with the J. Geils Band and George Thorogood opening the show. I was 21-years-old and taking pictures for the joy of it. I camped out for hours waiting for the gates to open. When the doors finally opened, I made the hundred-yard dash along with hundreds of others... View Post»

Gustavo Dudamel, in the camera's eye

The L.A. Phil’s Gustavo Dudamel in the camera’s eye

Posted On: 10:45 a.m. | May 14, 2013

Not many people who aren't musicians can say they’ve been within a few feet of Los Angeles Philharmonic’s music director Gustavo Dudamel while he’s conducting a symphony. Over the last four years, Los Angeles Times staff photographer Lawrence K. Ho has captured Dudamel at about 45 concerts in Los Angeles, close enough that the young Venezuelan conductor could hear Ho’s camera’s... View Post»

Epic rap battle

Historic and pop culture figures in epic rap battles

Posted On: 10:10 a.m. | May 13, 2013

Stalin vs. Rasputin? Adam vs. Eve? Justin Bieber vs. Beethoven? Meet the guys behind "Epic Rap Battles of History," whose YouTube channel has exposed millions of fans – three-quarters of them males ages 13 to 34 -- to freestyle rhetorical battles in a format born among rappers on the streets of New York City in the 1970s. Read the full story by Dawn C. Chmielewski and see more photos,... View Post»

A Coachella double take

A Coachella double take

Posted On: 5:29 p.m. | May 10, 2013

Times staff photographer Jay L. Clendenin goes “old school,” and slows down the creative process shooting multiple exposures frames at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. View Post»

(Small) body of presidential knowledge

(Small) body of presidential knowledge

Posted On: 2:12 p.m. | May 7, 2013

Five-year-old Arden Hayes loves Legos. And presidents. He's been reading up on history and can name the chief executives in order and tell you a little — OK, a lot — about them. When he found out that he shared a birthday with FDR, he decided to find out more about him, and about the other presidents. Now he is practically a walking presidential library. 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.


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