Editing Photographs: Top Considerations for Editors Choosing Visuals for Publication

Many people are surprised when they learn that editors (like me) often choose the photographs in a publication. Rather than the art director or designer or production team, the editor on many projects will develop a “photo manuscript” (a list of all the photographic requirements for a publication) and choose among the options gathered for each need (often gathered by a photo researcher, a specialist). Sometimes authors will wonder why a certain photo was chosen. Here are key factors in choosing:

A well-chosen photo can be worth a thousand words. So, every client wants to get the best and the best service. To see what I mean, here’s more about each factor:

Choosing photos is a complex business. If you would like to learn more or ask about services, please contact me at laura@lauraedlund.ca.

© Laura Edlund 2010