Photography

The Globe and Mail uses at least two images on each page. If they don’t have actual photography then it’s an illustration or a colorful graph. They actually did something new with their front page and that was having the nameplate run across the whole top and have a picture of the cityscape also running across the top just above it. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this because usually the top of the page is pretty plain and boring but this picture is so colorful and beautiful it really adds depth to the paper. There is also an image used as the centerpiece, which shows three men on a rooftop with multiple flags. I think they could have found a more provocative photo for the main story, especially the cover because this photo leaves much to be desired. It does, however, work well in contrast to the content heavy cityscape above the nameplate.

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Most of the images on the inside pages tend to be wide shots and include many people in them. The majority are official looking people speaking or walking through a crowd. While person-centered pictures do tend to be interesting, I feel like having wide shots of people in passive modes can get a bit redundant and boring.

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They do have a good use of color in their photos, though, especially for mostly person-centered photos. Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 1.33.30 PM

 

All photos are rectangular and none of them so far have any text on them. I feel as though the globe could do more innovative things with their photography like having them be different shapes or have text running across them. They are all very modular and the same. While some do have a lot of color, this does not always mean it will stand out, especially if all photos are placed the same. Not every story has a photo. If a story is only a couple of columns long, it may not have a photo to accompany it. But most stories will have some sort of image.

Overall, I feel that The Globe does use their photography well. However, they could take that extra step and make it more engaging.

Lauren Boudreau