Field Notes: Photos

Photos in De Morgen range in size from being one column to around four or five columns.

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The A1s usually contain the most images, with about seven or eight, while the inside pages typically contain about one-three photos.

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The photo on top of the page tends to be larger, while the ones on the bottom of the page tend to be smaller.

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Also, some photos range from wide to tall.

What I appreciate about De Morgen’s photos is that they are mostly action shots.

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With that said,  the photos also tend to be rectangular and up-close shots. There are also cases when De Morgen crops photos into circles, such as head shots. Not every story has a photo, but there are also some stories that have more than one photo. Type is placed on some images, while in other cases there is type underneath the images.

De Morgen does a good job of capturing photos that include diagonal lines, motion, juxtaposition, foreground, repetition and the rule of thirds, but I think its main strength is the color in the photos; almost every photo contains color that grabs my attention. Some colors in the background also match what the people are wearing, for example. All in all, I am impressed with the paper’s variety of photos because it doesn’t use only one technique and all photos have meaning to them.