Mary Vignoles

Photo Editor
Freelance
    
Location: Salem, Oregon
Biography: I am an award-winning professional picture editor who has helped photographers tell their stories and elevate their work, whether it was still images or video. Every photo project, every portfolio, and every collection of photos must have a... read on
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Photo Editor Mind - You know you know
mary vignoles
Feb 27, 2019
Part of my job as a photo editor is to help and guide you to make your images better and tell you the truth if there is a problem. Lately is seems I’ve been telling a lot of truth. It’s actually really hard to do, and something I take quite seriously. The funny thing is, whenever I tell someone that maybe their project isn’t ready, or it’s not enough for a contest entry, the usual response is “I know.” Not one person recently argued with me. I guess you wanted me to tell you what you already knew deep down inside, I get that. That’s what I’m here for.  maryvignoles.com
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My Photo Editor Mind - What is a portrait?

By Mary Vignoles — I am currently judging a contest, and one of the categories is portraits. I am amazed (and not in a good..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Best Editing Advice

By Mary Vignoles — After I have completed a rather large edit for a project or story or even a website, there is one thing I..
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My Photo Editor Mind

By Mary Vignoles — I am an award-winning professional picture editor who has helped photographers tell their stories and..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Contest time already?

By Mary Vignoles — Oh my goodness, it’s that time of year again where it’s a mad rush to get contest entries done...
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My Photo Editor Mind - You can’t handle the truth

By Mary Vignoles — Clients always tell me they want me to be honest with them about their work. And I am..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Website Design

By Mary Vignoles — I have been getting a lot of questions lately about website design. My answer is always the same;..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Contacting a picture editor

By Mary Vignoles —   So you are trying to get your work seen by a photo editor, and one way to do this is through various..
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My Photo Editor Mind - No Excuses Please

By Mary Vignoles — Either you got the shot or you didn’t. “It was too hot,” “it was too cold,”..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Wide angle lens abuse

By Mary Vignoles — It’s hard to concentrate on an image when there is too much distortion, and that is what happens when..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Good morning

By Mary Vignoles — My first task in the morning is to read my emails to see if there is any urgent work I need to tackle...
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My Photo Editor Mind - Watch those backgrounds please

By Mary Vignoles — I was recently judging a contest, going through the images, and was amazed how many people don’t seem..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Get out of your car

By Mary Vignoles — Okay, I have a lot of pet peeves when it comes to photography, and one I have no tolerance for is shooting..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Rathkopf Photography

By Mary Vignoles — “Wow,” was my first thought when I saw Anna and Jordan’s project on Anna’s struggle..
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My Photo Editor Mind

By Mary Vignoles — I am an award-winning professional picture editor who has helped photographers tell their stories and..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Autofocus can hurt you

By Mary Vignoles — One of the major drawbacks of autofocus is that photographers sometimes rely on it to compose their images...
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My Photo Editor Mind - Keri Oberly says…

By Mary Vignoles — Mary came highly recommended by multiple photographers when I was in need of a photo editor to help me edit..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Words Matter

By Mary Vignoles — You only get once chance to make a first impression, and if that first impression is poor grammar on your..
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My Photo Editor Mind – Photo Stories – Visual Novels

By Mary Vignoles — One of the biggest mistakes I see on photo stories is a lack of sequencing that makes sense. Remember, you..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Best Editing Advice

By Mary Vignoles — After I have completed a rather large edit for a project or story or even a website, there is one thing I..
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My Photo Editor Mind - New Edit

By Mary Vignoles — I’ve recently been editing a lot of images for photographers who are submitting their work to various..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Getting work - Shoot what you love

By Mary Vignoles — Recently, I’ve been talking to a lot of clients about freshening up their websites, getting on a..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Kind words

By Mary Vignoles — I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mary the past few years, where she’s been an independent..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Caleb Kenna

By Mary Vignoles — When I first saw Caleb’s work, his landscapes and aerials are what drew me in, they were almost..
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My Photo Editor Mind - Take that off your website

By Mary Vignoles — I appreciate that you want to show your new work, and your first thought is to post it on your website, but..
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