January 28, 2012 |
You can get great pictures from a phone or a point-and-shoot, and Kathy Pyon of the L.A. Times photo staff will tell you how. In a talk at the L.A. Times Travel Show, which she will repeat at 12:30 on Sunday, she told show attendees that the photos they were about to see were not enhanced. "Everything you see is from my phone or from my point and shoot," she said. So how do you get great photos out of the littlest gadgets? Three basic principles, she said: lighting, composition and moments.
September 11, 2011
UNDERRATED '70s horror : Though the Guillermo del Toro-produced remake "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" yielded uneven results, there's no arguing that the Me Decade showed an expert hand at scaring the daylights out of you. In addition to being the era of obvious classics such as "Alien," "The Exorcist" and "Carrie," not to be forgotten are the deeply twisted fringe-dwellers, such as "Suspiria" and the bafflingly strange reincarnation thriller, "Audrey...
March 27, 2011
SUNDAY Have your tickets and passports ready as "Travel Channel Uncut: Bloopers and Wrong Turns" shares previously unseen goofs and gaffes by the likes of "Bizarre Foods'" Andrew Zimmern and "Man vs. Food's" Adam Richman. (Travel, 8 p.m.) We Americans fought ? and won ? two wars against the British crown, and yet we still loves us some royalty. "William & Kate: Inside the Royal Wedding" is just one of many such specials airing in the run-up to the happy couple's big day. (TLC, 10 p.m.)
January 15, 2014 |
Henry Rollins travels with a fierce agenda. He believes if you aren't moved, disturbed or changed by where you go, you're not going to the right places. "Traveling allows the opportunity for humility to creep into your life," says Rollins, a photographer, actor, author, publisher, TV and radio personality, and punk-rock veteran. You can meet the former Black Flag frontman and hear about his travel insights at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the L.A. Times Travel Show at the L.A. Convention Center.
January 18, 2014 |
To combat rising airfares, travelers should plan to steer clear of expensive hotels in favor of apartment rentals, longtime travel guide author Arthur Frommer said during a Saturday keynote speech at the L.A. Times Travel Show. "I would suggest if you can't reduce the price of airfares, you at least stay in an apartment on your next vacation," the longtime travel guide publisher said. "I've learned it's just as comfortable and just as interesting -- most deluxe hotels are the most boring places anyway.
January 18, 2014 |
Travelers looking to do good during their vacations while relaxing on the beach with margaritas should be careful about where they travel, actress Alyssa Milano said Saturday at the L.A. Times Travel Show. "The scariest thing is going to a resort, and the corrupt government not using any of that tourism money to help the educational system," Milano said during a conversation with Times columnist Patt Morrison. Milano, a die-hard Dodgers fan raised in New York to a family of Italian heritage, noted she has never visited Italy.