Cutcaster is always seeking good
editorial work, but we know that sometimes there is a little
confusion about what "Editorial" means. Editorial photography
should support the printed word. Editorial images need to have
a tale to tell, like the image above, from the 2011 Cairo protests.
The man central to the image seems to have a bandage around his
head, we wonder how he was hurt, what he is reading, and it draws
us into the story of the protest. Editorial doesn't have to be
purely documentary. The image should tell a story, but
that story doesn't have to completely rely on the
central subject. The mood of the lighting, the colors, the
composition and the set or background can and should also help
to tell the story. Editorial can
be news, advertising, commercial or fashion.
- The most interesting fashion images are usually
editorial and Digital Photography School has more
information on how to set up that kind of shoot.
- Commercial editorial style captures the client in the context
of their work, and tells the story of what they do.
- Advertising tells a story that will help sell a product.