GOOD NEWS FROM JOSH! His page is a winner! Josh’s note follows, then his page. Some comments from Ed below.
Just wanted to brag. I brought home a first place award for Best Photo Essay in the Alabama Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest with the attached page. You’ll remember the first page I sent you was from the 2010 Peddlin’ for a Cure bicycle ride, and this is the page from last year.
FROM ED: Congratulations, Josh. It’s a good page. But (there’s always a “but” with me, though others may spell “but” differently!)…I have some points.
1. As a reader, I’m always disappointed by photos with no captions. I don’t know who the people are. I don’t know what they’re doing. I don’t know why they’re there. I want captions on my photos.
2. I’m really curious about what ‘s going on in the bottom right photo. Why are they looking up? A caption really would have helped me here.
2. Making the photos the same size and configuration on the sides can force some photos into strange crops. The fourth photo down on the right side is an example: I can’t tell if the guy is sleeping, grimacing in pain, whatever.
OK…enough nits, and I don’t want to rain on your parade. It’s a good page and I’m happy for ya, Josh!
How about the rest of you! Thoughts? Ideas? Comments?