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Always Something There to Remind Me

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Lens Flare

One trend that’s been happening is the use of lens flare in photos, especially portraits. A lot of ad campaigns and things use lens flare, even though it’s been deemed an aberration and a no-no in photography. As for me, … Continue reading

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Square-ish

This time, I wanted to try something out. The square format of large format cameras has been getting quite popular, especially with inventions such as the Hipstamatic application on the iTouch/iPhone; it really makes you think about composition because the … Continue reading

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Descanso Gardens

My dad recently introduced me to this place Descanso Gardens. Unlike the sort-of-nearby Huntington Library, Descanso Gardens is pretty affordable and is more of a wilderness park than a manicured garden. It’s $8 per person and is located somewhere near … Continue reading

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Experiment

One thing I like to do is experiment with vintage looks. So I tried it out on this picture from Grizzly River Run I took, since the Imagineers did an awesome job of making it look like an old mining … Continue reading

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Renaissance Man

One thing I love about the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale is that it just provides a great escape into another time. Yes, I know that the Renaissance portrayed at Renaissance Faires are highly idealized, stylized, anachronistic, and overall … Continue reading

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L.A. Lights

In my Literature of Los Angeles class, there was a story that featured a lot about the lights of Los Angeles. It’s called “L.A. Glows.” by¬†Lawrence Weschler and in it he¬†talks about how effervescent they are, how they have a … Continue reading

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Hello Officer

Recently, Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA has been utilizing more and more street talent to liven up their movie set-quality cities. You can hear bickering neighbors up in the balconies, see your favorite cartoon characters dancing in the streets, or … Continue reading

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California Science Center

The California Science Center is a place that a lot of people seem to take for granted. It’s a great place for children and is high on interaction, which is essential for any education. The entry way to the science … Continue reading

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New York

New York always seemed like such an elusive place before I finally went there in 2007. To me, New York meant “the big city” even though I live in L.A. However, New York just seems like the quintessential American city. … Continue reading

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