Daily Archives: 02/11/2012

Art as people as flowers

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME you looked at a photo, exhaled slowly, and said: “wow?” Not a loud “wow,” but a deep, lingering I’ve-never-seen-anything-like-that-before “wow?”

Get ready for that “wow.”

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Your new computer: A smartphone?

STILL THINK THAT FLIP PHONE you bought five years ago is all you need? Wrong!

My father-in-law had a saying I loved: “You standin’ still, you backin’ up.”

And if you haven’t got a smartphone? You. Are. Backin’. Up!

Now comes this study that claims that the world now buys more smartphones than computers.

That’s right: more smartphones than computers.

Maybe it’s time to trade Ol’ Flip in for a newer model.

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Makin’ it better

I’M NOT REALLY SURE we can think of ourselves as news designers without having a strong respect and love for typography. After, all, type is about 80 percent of what we do!

So when I come across a little piece of fun-typography-in-motion, part of the fun is sharing it with you!

Enjoy!

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Foto fixing fotog fired

A RECENT POLL here drew a number of comments about what’s acceptable practice when retouching photos. We later reported on the surprising results…and further comments.

Now comes this story of a Sacramento Bee photographer being fired after manipulating multiple photos.

Seems to me there’s some room for manipulation in feature or posed shots, but not spot news photos. And, yes, I understand and appreciate the arguments about the “slippery slope.”

I think I, too, would have fired the guy.

What do you think?

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