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Milking a wedding trend

Milking a wedding trend

Posted On: 2:28 p.m. | October 23, 2013

By Diana Marcum Dairy weddings are now the stuff of bridal dreams. “Lately, it's a trend,” said Tony Azevedo, the owner of the Central California dairy, which has been hosting nuptials for more than 20 years. “It's just that they don't call them dairy weddings, because people tend to think about flies and manure. It's ‘barn weddings’ or ‘farm setting.’” In the latest... View Post»

Putting the new Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens to work

Putting the new Lomography Petzval portrait lens to work

Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | October 23, 2013

It was a fun surprise when I received an email from Lomography asking me if I would like to borrow a prototype of their yet-to-be-released Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens, which is designed to work with Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras. I was excited to play with the 35mm DSLR version of the lens I fell in love with during the summer of 2012 when I shot several portraits of Olympic athletes. View Post»

Under the big top
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Stepping back in time under the big top

Posted On: 12:45 p.m. | October 22, 2013

Kicking up dust with every step through the wood shavings, you make a colorful cloud that rises and twirls above the stadium seats, first blue, then purple, then pink. You look down at the ground so you don't trip in the darkness only to find stilts walking toward you instead of feet. The call of the cotton candy vendors is masked only by the laughter of the audience after the ring master pulls... View Post»

Kinetic Theory Circus Arts portrait series

Developing as young artists in the circus world

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 21, 2013

Kinetic Theory Circus Arts trains youth and pre-professionals in circus arts including aerial, acrobatics, juggling and contortion. View Post»

Shuttle Endeavour marks first anniversary in Los Angeles

Shuttle Endeavour marks first anniversary in Los Angeles

Posted On: 5:56 p.m. | October 10, 2013

One year ago, Endeavour’s 26th and final mission was a 12-mile route through the streets of Los Angeles. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 8:21 p.m. | October 9, 2013

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, and they're 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»

Big Blue makes a run for the National League pennant

Big Blue makes a run for the National League pennant

Posted On: 11:13 a.m. | October 7, 2013

With terrific pitching from Zack Greinke and two home runs from Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers send the NLCS back to St. Louis. The Cardinals lead the series, 3-2. View Post»

Valley of solitude: Inside a closed Yosemite National Park

Valley of solitude: Inside a closed Yosemite National Park

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 4, 2013

The government shutdown forced the closure of all National Parks offering a rare look inside Yosemite after all the visitors were asked to leave. View Post»

The Security Housing Unit at Corcoran State Prison

The Security Housing Unit at Corcoran State Prison

Posted On: 6:43 a.m. | October 3, 2013

Some inmates are placed in the cages with cellmates, but most are alone. One passes the time by pacing back and forth. Another does push-ups with the help of two prosthetic legs. Two men in adjacent cages discuss the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. View Post»

Glow is back, bringing all-night art to Santa Monica

Glow is back, bringing all-night art to Santa Monica

Posted On: 1:11 p.m. | September 29, 2013

Glow commissioned several site - specific, interactive art projects to illuminate Santa Monica's iconic pier and surrounding beach. The event is produced by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Foundation in partnership with the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier and KCRW. View Post»

Behind the lens | from Metallica to Jake Gyllenhaal at the Toronto International Film Festival

Behind the lens | From Metallica to Jake Gyllenhaal at the Toronto International Film Festival

Posted On: 7:30 a.m. | September 27, 2013

Oh Canada… “The True North strong and free!” I wasn’t quite singing it as I drove over the border from Buffalo, NY., where I had shipped my lighting case to a friend. But leaving the country for the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the premier festivals of the season, definitely had me excited to tackle as many portraits as I could during my stay in Canada’s largest city. ... View Post»

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Welcome to SlapCon

Posted On: 9:43 a.m. | September 26, 2013

An annual two-day slapstick convention, SlapCon features workshops in physical comedy, experimental improvisation, juggling and lots of falling down. View Post»

Behind the lens | the Dodgers celebrate the playoffs with a swim

Behind the lens | the Dodgers celebrate the playoffs with a swim

Posted On: 3:50 p.m. | September 25, 2013

Midway through the locker room celebration a player called for a celebratory swim. The next thing I know I am running with 10 players towards the swimming pool in Chase Field where the Dodgers had just beaten the Diamondbacks to clinch a playoff spot. Yasiel Puig does a swan dive; Hyun-Jin Ryu does a cannon ball. My feet are soaked and I am stressed about making deadline but I am fairly certain... View Post»

Paul McCartney

Hollywood Blvd. shut down for Paul McCartney concert

Posted On: 9:03 p.m. | September 23, 2013

Hollywood Blvd. at Highland Ave. is shut down to traffic for a performance by Paul McCartney on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. View Post»

65th Primetime Emmy Awards | Sept. 22, 2013

65th Primetime Emmy Awards | Sept. 22, 2013

Posted On: 9:37 p.m. | September 22, 2013

Framework presents highlights from the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, documented by photographers of the Los Angeles Times. Enjoy. View Post»

Being a girl everyday

Being a girl every day

Posted On: 10:21 p.m. | September 18, 2013

When the thought of running for homecoming queen first swept through Cassidy Campbell's mind last year, she pushed the impulse aside. It would just be a joke, she told herself. Now the high school senior sees it as a chance to make a statement. View Post»


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