Why You Shouldn’t Cut Photographers

Two sentences from Edmond Terakopian’s piece that will convince you to read it: People never remember a great article they read months ago or a great piece of video footage from years ago. They will however remember pictures they saw decades ago. And the science backs that up.

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Illustrating the News

target=”_blank”>Great NPR piece on Maria Fabrizio and her work illustrating the news, every day. The idea is target=”_blank”>Wordless News – graphical illustrations of the top stories of the day. These aren’t political cartoons, which is amazingly refreshing, just her attempt at creating a visual story. (Thanks to target=”_blank”>Seth Gitner for the link.)

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How to Market Yourself

Second in a series by Deb Pang Davis on the National Press Photographers Association’s site on branding and marketing yourself is now online. Love that she’s starting with the core: While strong design helps to convey credibility, trust and professionalism, spending a boat-load of money on a logo, a swanky portfolio case or a custom […]

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Arresting (App) Developments

If you haven’t seen it and you’re a fan of the Arrested Development series, you have to head over to NPR’s web site to see this insane, inside-joke app they created. Then, head over to the Poynter Institute where Andrew Beaujon has interviewed it’s creator, Adam Cole, who says it started as a bit of […]

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Stopping Stock

This has been a pet peeve of mine for years so I’m thankful that Jeff Sonderman at Poynter is taking a look at the use of stock photographs on news web sites. They are misleading to the viewers, essentially visual lies – would you ever use a stock story to go along with an actual […]

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New WordPress.com Photo Themes

If you are using WordPress.com to host your photo site, life just got a little better for you as they have introduced some new themes aimed at photographers. If you’re not self-hosting, this is a good option to explore.

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Designing Empty

For the graphic designers … nice piece by Craig Dennis on how to design for empty space in apps. Reminded of a luddite friend in high school, when CDs were coming of age, who mocked me for making the switch so I could hear more silence between the songs …

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