Southern California Moments Your photos from around the Southland and beyond
A beacon in the night

Your photography friends know you as @50mmfilm, and through your photos, you tell a story by capturing just the right moment. You are Thien D. Nguyen.

Nguyen is a film guy, a purist in a sense, who resisted going digital.

“I felt I was the last person to switch over and transition into digital,” Nguyen said of his passion for the technical aspects of photography.

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We are the champions

Tyree Harris took this photograph of Josh Gouch at the Venice Basketball League championships in Venice Beach on Aug. 30.

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Thoughtful gazing at the Studio City Farmers Market

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan took a close-up photograph of a pony at the Studio City Farmers Market on July 11.

Rendler-Kaplan lived near the market until 2013, when she moved to Chicago. When work takes her back to Los Angeles every few weeks, she makes sure to visit the market, where she loves to photograph the animals.

Rendler-Kaplan took this photo with a Canon PowerShot SX40.

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Six stargazing photographers capture the Milky Way galaxy
Afternoon shadow play

Sungsoo Lee visited Sierra Vista Middle School in Irvine in June. There the shadow of a tree against a yellow building caught his attention.

"I noticed a boy running across, and luckily I was able to catch the picture," he said. 

Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California and California submitted by readers.

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Endless horizon

How do you use Instagram to express yourself?  

Emily Guardado uses it to share the pieces of her experiences. She posts the little squares as a journal and says, “Photos have the potential to hold so much emotion and memory. When I realized that, I became passionate about photography.”

Guardado’s feed gives a glimpse into the life of this Southern Californian twentysomething.

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