Posts Tagged ‘losangeles’

NASA Releases a ‘Blood Moon’ Time-Lapse in Case You Missed Last Night’s Show

This year, I was ready. I had gathered the necessary equipment, made sure I scheduled in time for an afternoon nap and did my research so I would be ready for this whole ‘blood moon’ thingy. Then: disaster.

If you were in the Jackson, MS area yesterday you’ll know that the entire day (and in fact the night before) was spent being battered by both a fierce thunderstorm and constant updates from the National Weather Service letting you know that the flash flood warning had been extended… again. Read more…

Adios Yellow Glow: How LED Streetlights Will Change the Look of Night Photography

nightphoto1

LED streetlights are the wave of the future, but in addition to being the environmentally friendly choice, doing away with high-pressure sodium streetlight has one other significant (at least to photographers and filmmakers) side effect: it completely changes the look of night photography. Read more…

Capturing the Perfect Mountain Lion Shot, a Picture 12 Months in the Making

At times, wildlife photographers have to show an incredible amount of patience to get the perfect shot. Wild animals (much like humans, actually) rarely do exactly what you want them to, and when they do, you and your camera have to be prepared.

But still, how long could you possibly have to wait? Hours? Days? Weeks maybe? For Nat Geo photographer Steve Winter — who was chasing the perfect shot of a Mountain Lion with the lights of Los Angeles in the background — that patience had to extend a full year. Read more…

The LA Bus Bench Public Art Project, From Idea to Reality

DO ART(K)-1

What do you get when a city council member’s office, two art nonprofits and an outdoor media company come together and agree on something? What you get is this terrific Los Angeles Public Art Project. Read more…

Mind-Bending Time-Lapse of Cityscapes Mirrored Into Kaleidoscopic Patterns

Photographer Michael Shainblum has been mirroring images and video for about five years now. So when he decided to explore the world of time-lapse, that naturally meant exploring it in Kaleidoscopic fashion. The result was the psychedelic cityscape time-lapse Mirror City. Read more…

Photojournalist Gives First-Hand Account of Photographing the ’92 LA Riots

Back in 1992, photojournalist Hyungwon Kang was the only Korean-speaking photographer employed with the LA Times. So when the riots broke out after the infamous Rodney King verdict, he was sent to cover things in Koreatown.

In this short Reuters TV interview, he tells us what it was like to go in with only a camera, photographing looters and firefights and trying to stay safe in the meantime. Read more…

Woman Stabbed to Death in Los Angeles After Photographing Panhandlers

hollywoodhighland

A young woman was fatally stabbed last night after photographing homeless men holding offensive signs while begging in Hollywood.
Read more…

A Moon Rise Over Los Angeles as a Time-Slice, Time-Lapse, and Animated GIF

timeslice

Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based photographer Dan Marker-Moore pointed his Olympus OM-D EM-5 and a 100mm lens (equivalent to a 200mm in 35mm terms) at his city’s nighttime cityscape and photographed the rising of a full moon.
Read more…

Artist Creates Camera Sculptures Out of Plaster, Glass, Stone, and Sand

danielarshamcameras-5

Artist Daniel Arsham has an exhibition at Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop Museum called Reach Ruin, which includes hundreds of cameras sculptures created out of plaster, glass, stone, and sand.
Read more…

Portraits of Strangers in Cars Illuminated by Off-Camera Lighting

Shooting portraits of strangers in cars isn’t uncommon, but have you ever tried using off-camera lighting to illuminate their faces? That’s what photographer Jonathan Castillo is doing for his ongoing series called Car Culture.

Castillo, an undergraduate BFA student at CSU Long Beach, shoots candid, artificially-lit photos of people driving around on the roads of Los Angeles. While the photos are captured from a car directly in front of the subjects, Castillo lights the scenes using a second specially-rigged vehicle driving to the side.
Read more…