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.”
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.
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!
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?