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By Dave Bullock — September 11, 2008 — 1 Comment

For those new -- or not so new -- to photography, it can be quite frustrating to take a picture and find that what looks like a perfect scene simply doesn't show...


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By Eric Richardson — September 10, 2008 — 1 Comment

The council's Transportation committee today endorsed the proposed pilot program extending Red Line service until 3am during the holiday season. The service, which...


Waiting Crowd

By Dave Bullock — September 08, 2008 — 13 Comments

In just under four weeks a massive crowd of music enthusiasts will gather in the blocks around City Hall. It's the third year for LA Weekly's Detour concert / festival...


Cleaning Time

By Eric Richardson — September 08, 2008

The Walt Disney Concert Hall's matte exterior is in the process of getting a little bit shinier, as a crew works to give the structure its annual cleaning. The...


By Dave Bullock — August 31, 2008 — 11 Comments

As a photographer you have certain rights that permit you to take photographs in public places. Frequently, security guards and other people will tell you that you...


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By Eric Richardson — August 28, 2008 — 2 Comments

Local content aggregator Everyblock rolled out a Los Angeles site on Wednesday, bringing its city count up to nine. The site attempts to merge local news with...


By Dave Bullock — August 24, 2008 — 7 Comments

Every day of year the streets of Downtown Los Angeles are packed with people of all types, shapes and sizes. Each one of them has their own unique beauty. Most...


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Take a Bow, Downtown Film Fest

By Ed Fuentes and Eric Richardson — August 18, 2008 — 3 Comments

It's appropriate that the 1st Downtown Film Festival wrapped under the stars on Sunday night, screening Irena Salina's documentary "Flow" on Grand Avenue beneath...


Downtown Lens: Rule of Thirds

By Dave Bullock — August 17, 2008 — 2 Comments

Good composition is one of the key elements to making a good photograph. Great photos aren't just about what's in view, but also how the shot is arranged. One...


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By Eric Richardson — August 13, 2008 — 1 Comment

I teased on Sunday that there were a few new features in the works, and tonight I get the chance to let you help a fun one: Readers' Photos. A lot of you take great...


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By Eric Richardson — August 10, 2008 — 4 Comments

Every once in a while I like to give a little glimpse behind the scenes of blogdowntown. Today I happened across a folder of design mockups I had created in the...