Posts Tagged ‘losangeles’

Woman Pointing Smartphone Camera at Police Has It Snatched and Smashed

Here’s a video that’s causing an uproar among those who care about photographers’ rights. It’s a 53-second clip recorded on April 19th that shows an encounter one woman had with police officers on a residential sidewalk in South Gate, California. While shooting photos or footage of the assault rifle-equipped officers with her smartphone, one of the men charges her, snatches the camera from her hands, smashes it on the ground, kicks it back at her, and then walks away.

Details are sparse at the moment, and we’ll update you when more info on this emerges.

(via Dee Jay via PINAC)

This Experimental Time-Lapse Imagines Life Without Light Pollution

What kind of nighttime time-lapses could you shoot in cities like Los Angeles if light pollution weren’t a problem? A couple of time-lapse photographers want to show you. They’ve created an experimental time-lapse that shows a sky full of stars and star trails over the light-polluted city of Los Angeles.
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LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a Crime

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Los Angeles has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement to three photographers after they were detained by LA County Sheriffs while taking pictures in public places. As part of the settlement, the city will also teach its sheriff deputies that photography is not a crime.
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Photo Walk Broken Up by Police After Being Mistaken for a Rave

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A giant photo walk in Los Angeles was broken up this past week by the Los Angeles Police Department after authorities mistook it for a rave.
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Los Angeles to Be First Major City to Equip Every Cop with a Body Camera

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Los Angeles will be the first major city in the United States to equip every one of its officers on the street with a body camera. The city will be purchasing 7,000 cameras in order to document the activities of its officers and to promote transparency.
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Photographer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Model, Threatening Deportation If She Didn’t Comply

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Los Angeles Police yesterday arrested Jung Park, a photographer who allegedly assaulted at least one Korean model and threatened her with deportation if she refused to comply with his sexual demands. Only one victim has spoken up thus far, but authorities are looking for additional victims. Read more…

Super Trippy Abstract Time-Lapse Covers Everything from Riots to Decaying Roadkill

There are times where words don’t do a piece of artwork justice. Such is the case with Circle of Abstract Ritual: a trippy, creepy and downright weird time-lapse by artist Jeff Frost.

It consists of 300k photos captured over the course of two years. In it you’ll see riots, wildfires, decaying roadkill, abandoned houses turned into giant canvases and far more, all of it combined into an abstractly contextualized piece of time-lapse artistry. Read more…

LA Time-Lapse Relies On Fantastic Color & Composition to Stand Out from the Crowd

Photographer Chris Pritchard recently took it upon himself to pay a time-lapse tribute to a city he loves. The city of Los Angeles. The final product is called Above LA, and it manages to capture our attention in an over-saturated genre thanks to its fantastic compositions, beautiful use of movement and vibrant (but not overwhelming) colors. Read more…

Beautiful Time-Slice and Time-Lapse of the Full Moon Rising Over Los Angeles

Here’s a little bit of photographic inspiration for those of you not currently glued to your television sets watching the World Cup. Last month, LA-based photographer Dan Marker-Moore went out for the second year running in search of the perfect vantage point from which to shoot the full moon rising over the skyline of LA. Read more…

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…