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Frank Foster's Chinatown Scene: MeFOTO Instagram Giveaway Weekly Winner

  by Rachel       Category Giveaway       Tags Frank Foster, Chinatown, Los Angeles, LA

Having visited Chinatown in Los Angeles almost two years ago, this scene, taken by this week's winner: Frank Foster, did not immediately giveaway its' whereabouts until spying the tell-tale lantern in the top right corner. What is known today as 'New Chinatown' was once part of Little Italy but later evolved in the 1930s as Hollywood set designers wanted to give a more exotic atmosphere. Today it is just as much a tourist attraction as a hub for Chinese and Asian businesses.   

 ©Frank Foster

"This image was taken in Chinatown, Los Angeles with a Nikon D800 and a 28mm lens. I am interested in documenting architecture and have photographed around this area for several years. I was attracted first to the color of the subject and that it may be the door of a residence. The color in the subject is both faded and vibrant. The vertical and horizontal elements of the subject fit the rectangular frame. I am using the rule of thirds, a very old system of visual organization." -Frank 

To see more of Frank's photographs you can visit his sites listed below and we have included a few more of our favorite of his photographs:

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In Los Angeles? Sign Up For Hybrid Hangout Weekend!

  by M. Gertz       Category Events       Tags Seminar, Hybrid Photography, Los Angeles, Will Crockett

If you’ll be in the LA area from July 26th-28th, we’re sponsoring 3 days of seminars, events, and live shoots to teach you how to combine photography, video, and audio to bring new depth to your work. Registration is free so sign up now!

Paul's Photo, 23845 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance CA 90505

Welcome to the hybrid photography era. Paul's Photo is honored to host the three day Hybrid Hangout Weekend event featuring three of the top hybrid photographers in the world – Will Crockett, Rob “Robby D” Domaschuk, and Suzette Allen as we explore the newest hybrid shooting and processing techniques from the pros that invented them. These talented hybrid photographers use everything from DSLRs to the latest in pro-level mirrorless, and even high-end fixed lens cameras to shoot, shape, show, and sell a huge variety of eProducts that leap off of any screen.

Join us July 26-28 for seminars, hangout time, casual conversation, more seminars and a series of hands-on shooting events that may just revolutionize your method of capturing a moment or memory with a camera.

JUST ADDED: Special appearances from bloggers and Paul Gero, Steve Lynch and Mark Toal from the discovermirrorless Hybrid Heroes talent team.

Using any camera that captures photo, video, and audio, now you too can learn how to capture and combine both moving and still and audio images together to add depth, movement and more  


Friday July 26

4:00 PM: “Meet & Greet” with Will Crockett in the store – Director at – and hybrid photography exhibits from Will, Robby D, and Suzette.

7:00 - 9:30 PM: Seminar ONE: GETTING STARTED IN HYBRID PHOTOGRAPHY with Will Crockett, presented by Fujifilm’s X Series of cameras.

Saturday July 27

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Seminar TWO: THE ART OF MAKING "PICTURES THAT MOVE" with Robby D, presented by Think Tank Photo camera bags.

2:00 - 3:00 PM: “Meet & Greet” with Robby D – co-owner of the 2nd largest Meetup photography group in the world – and hybrid photography exhibits from Will, Robby D, and Suzette

3:00 – 6:00 PM: Seminar THREE: TALKING PORTRAIT BASICS for pros and non-pros

Suzette, presented by Panasonic’s line of Lumix G cameras

Sunday July 28

7:00AM – 11:00 AM: HYBRID HERO HANGOUT SHOOT AT REDONDO PIER ($29 per person, wristbands required)
Shoot alongside Hybrid Heroes Will, Robby D, and Suzette Allen along with Paul Gero and Steve Lynch, special guest instructors and vloggers from

Register here.

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