For this round of the ‘How Would I Do This…’ I am looking at an article on CNN called ‘How do you know your love is real? Check Facebook’. I am also going to tie in my previous post on the overuse of stock photography.
The article from CNN is a news story that is generating 100′s of comments and opinions from people expressing how they deal with relationship status on Facebook.
The photo used is great. I think it conveys right away the feeling of being watched while on your computer. But I would have pushed it one step further and incorporated the Facebook logo on the computer where there is a blue space on the back of the monitor. It seems so obvious to me and would add that extra bit of information to the photo to make it almost tell the story.
Pushing the idea even further I added symbols of love and breakup, hearts and broken hearts. The message is getting even more clearer and now not only backs up the story, but tells it.
Finally I would insert a pull quote from the article that either makes the reader want to read and get pulled in, or expresses a main idea. These things are fairly easy to do and require a little extra time, but can push the run of the mill stock photo that much further and make it unique.
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