THIS WEEK’S POSTS FEATURE a look at photo pages, two from Marc Stumbo and one from Josh Dewberry. To put my comments on those pages into context, I thought I’d show a couple of photo pages I just created for a client.
POINTS WORTH NOTING:
1. The photos are clustered. There’s no copy block or negative space between the photos.
2. With only one exception (can you find it?) the space between the captions and the photos above/below them is identical.
3. Every photo carries a caption below it. The copy block tells the story.
4. Except for the three photos along the bottom of the left page, there’s no attempt here to make photos the same size.
5. The lead photo on each page is clearly larger than any of the others.
6. The photos don’t completely fill the space. Some are a bit narrower, some a bit shorter so the page has some odd negative space to the outside. That’s because the photos are “right-sized,” not sized or cropped to fill every square inch of space.
What are your thoughts? Would you rearrange? Why? How?