Thursday, April 5, 2012

Room for Copy

Blue Shutter and Shadow, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


Often times, a good stock image allows plenty of room for copywriting. For example, in this photo I left enough space in the upper right third of the frame for whatever a copywriter might want to say about Charleston and its unique charms.

But, I would probably write something silly and random,
 in the mode of a Shakespearian quote, such as...
"There is either liquor in his pate
or money in his purse when he looks so merrily."


25 comments:

  1. Great quote:) and photo as well !

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  2. Whatever the copywriter had to say I doubt it would add much to your already-eloquent image.

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  3. Nice shades of blue. I like the little iron work.

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  4. Beautiful details in this picture, very well composed!
    Léia

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  5. I love the mixture of tones and the beautiful blue light that illuminates the bottom of the image

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  6. Fantastic texture and colour jumping out of this one.

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  7. Lovely light, shadows, textures and colors.
    It seems to be a simple picture, but it's excellent combination of all these elements. Bravo!

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  8. Love the quote, the image is just gorgeous reminds me of a clear blue sea and makes me want to jump right in.

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  9. I dig it. Lovely shades of blue with just that hint of yellow at the bottom. Nice work. You have some beautiful photos here!

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  10. I love the bright colors and interesting shapes and textures, but I grin as I think of a copywriter saying "Come to Charleston and admire our peeling paint..."

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  11. beautiful image, enticing quote, inspired idea to leave background for copy, but i'm guessing the folks who are going to use this image might take a more prosaic approach.

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  12. i like the blue tones ... nice job

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  13. ...and yet another semi-abstract master-piece. Gotta say Doug that your 'blue period' is definitely a sight for sore eyes and a triumph. Well done.

    And a slightly early wish for a happy Easter to the Hickok family.

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  14. Love it, so colorful and 'flaky!' :-)

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  15. Fantastic color, light, and texture.

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  16. Love the colors here....WOW!

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  17. outstanding. wonderful colors. neat textures

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  18. magnifiques matières, textures et couleurs !

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  19. Fascinating--I love the glimpse into the things you have to think about when you're shooting stock. I never occurred to me that you would have to consider room for copywriting. I love this simple, effective composition and the gorgeous light.

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  20. love the framing and the decay on the wall

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  21. A fabulous image. Colours and balance of the composition make this a perfect work of art!

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  22. Great eye to compose this picture! And what a beautiful blue! Really nice!
    Have a nice day.

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  23. this is one well thought shot.. :) nicely done!

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