“Chicken Salad,” presented by Michael Koretzky from Florida Atlantic University, has thus far been the most upbeat and helpful session. Even walking in five minutes late, whoops, I could barely keep up with all the tips and quips from Mr. Koretzky. This session put a humorous spin on design – including an in-depth look at why he hates photographers. However I was able to write a few down:
– students’ faces always! No clip art
– one big photo is better than lots of little ones
– no photo illustrations for news stories ( like every issue of The Beacon)
– the biggest photo doesn’t have to be the most important
– don’t use 2 pull out quotes on the front page. If you’re using 2 you’re doing something wrong.
– if the front page sucks, steal it from another section ( meaning feature non news stories on the front if there is nothing from news)
– be a bully and push weak stories off the front page
– photos aren’t children. You don’t have to love all of them equally.
– photos of people looking bored are boring
– discriminate against bad art
– if photos and headlines are all the same size, you did something wrong.
– negative space is positive
– pictures of white guys in suits are never good photos.