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.
January 18, 2014 |
Thousands of travel enthusiasts are expected at the L.A. Times Travel Show this weekend to explore potential vacation spots, taste new foods, watch travel videos and films, and meet celebrities such as actress Alyssa Milano and travel guide author-publisher Arthur Frommer. The 16th annual show at the Los Angeles Convention Center opened at 10 a.m. Saturday. The keynote speakers in Petree Hall are Frommer, who will be on at noon, and Milano, who will appear at 3 p.m. Doors close at 5. Frommer , who has written more than 300 travel guides in a career that spans 60 years, tells value-minded travelers they should plan to spend less on hotels in 2014 because rising airfares will cut into their vacation budgets.
March 26, 2014 |
NBC announced its summer programming lineup on Wednesday, which includes six new scripted series, a new unscripted series, as well as new seasons of "Last Comic Standing," "America's Got Talent" and "American Ninja Warrior. " In its announcement, the network says this is the most original summer programming for any network in 20 years. First out of the gate will be eighth season of "Last Comic Standing" on May 22, which features 20 stand-up comedians vying for a single NBC talent deal.
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...
January 8, 2014 |
Got questions about the travel outlook for 2014? Arthur Frommer's got answers. You can see the guidebook author and budget travel legend at noon Jan. 18 at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show , which continues Jan. 19, both days at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Frommer is among dozens of experts who can help guide your journeys for 2014. They'll be speaking on topics as diverse as what's new in Europe to staying safe on the road. Frommer's talk will give you keys to taking the sting out of the new year's high airfares and getting the best value for your buck.
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.)