Banish Boring Photos
By Jessica Albon
Copyright 2003, The Write Exposure
The average newsletter generally has average photos: headshots, people shaking hands or talking on phone. If you're looking to invigorate your photos, try these tips.
Black and White Photographs
Up contrast. Black and white photos can be full of drama and journalistic style. Intensify their impact in your photo editing program by increasing contrast.
Isolate key elements. When a photo is black and white, it is especially important that background be crisp to highlight centerpiece of your photo.
Keep it off-center. Always powerful, asymmetry ads a special level of interest and texture to black and white photos because lines are generally sharper.
Color Photographs Lighten Up. Take photos with plenty of light. Make sure your subject is lit evenly.
Think color. Choose photos with vibrant colors. Don't waste your color ink on photos that don't pop off page.